There are several legal protections afforded to every employee in the country. Everyone has the right to feel safe in their work environment. They should also have a workplace free of harassment, discrimination, or other illegal practices.
There are several ways that disputes can happen between an employee and their employer. Sometimes, these problems can be resolved internally. For others, the problem is more severe or is not being handled correctly by the company. Dealing with an unsafe, discriminatory, harassing, or hostile work environment can cause excessive stress, both personally and professionally.
You have the right to file a claim against your employer if they are violating your workers’ rights. Hiring legal representation can give you the best chance of receiving compensation in Santa Monica, CA.
When you are faced with discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, or other illegal work practices, it can be overwhelming. However, a qualified Santa Monica employment attorney can make the claims process much simpler.
The Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez offer the legal representation and guidance you need. Our firm has been handling employment claims for twenty years. We can determine where you need to file your claim and what avenues are the best option for your situation. Unfortunately, employers will frequently fight against you to conceal their illegal behavior. We can help you understand the circumstances and options for your claim. We can also help you find the necessary proof to get you the compensation you deserve.
Although you can file a claim without an attorney, it is much more difficult and complicated to do so. Often, employees are worried about the retaliation they may face if they file a claim. Employment is your livelihood, and the fear of losing that makes it hard for many to come forward. Situations involving harassment and discrimination can make you feel powerless, as can losing your job for an illegal reason.
No matter your situation, you can feel more confident in your approach when you have legal counsel. Not only are employment lawyers experts in the type of situation you face, but they can also handle the complexities of the case. This gives you time to take care of your life and work. A lawyer can also advise you on how to best protect yourself from retaliation. They can provide you with support through the claim process and for your entire case.
The Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez believes in individual guidance and ensuring personalized care for each situation. We have experience with many types of employment cases and know the best options for your case. We can:
For your Santa Monica employment dispute, you need effective and compassionate legal counsel.
Employment cases vary greatly, and you should seek the advice of an attorney with relevant experience for your situation. Such an attorney will base their approach to your case on reliable knowledge from previous cases. At the Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez, we have successfully represented clients across several types of employment claims, including:
The Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez can represent and assist you if you believe your employment experience requires legal action.
Employment claims often need to be filed with the EEOC. This is a potentially complex process that determines if you have the right to file a legal claim. You want to be sure the claim you file has all the necessary information about your situation. A Santa Monica employment lawyer can help you file this claim quickly and accurately. They can also handle communications with the EEOC.
Attorneys generally bill based on an hourly rate, though some work on contingency. The cost of an employment lawyer could range from $100 to $500 an hour, depending on their level of knowledge and years of experience. The more complex your case is, the longer it will take, and therefore the more expensive it will become. At the Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez, we can provide you with an estimate for your claim in your individual situation.
It vastly depends on your circumstances, your HR department, and how much you want to preserve the relationship between you and your employers. If you know that your HR department will do nothing with your complaint, filing one may strengthen your legal claim. Explaining to HR or your employer that you are getting a lawyer involved may allow them to be less surprised when they are contacted by your attorney. However, it may make the situation more tense and contentious. An attorney can help you determine the best course of action.
Common questions to ask your employment attorney include:
These questions can help you determine if this will be a useful client-attorney relationship for your claim.
When you hire an attorney who lives and works in the community you live in, there are several benefits. Your attorney will have connections in the area and will have developed relationships with other attorneys, law firms, and judges. In an employment law case, a local attorney likely knows the EEOC representatives who will be handling your claim. They can also know how to best tailor your claim for success.
The Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez can use our years of experience to help you gain compensation for lost income, benefits, and other damages. Contact our firm today.