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Irvine Employment Lawyer

Nobody wants to get into a fight with their employer. But we are all familiar with situations where an employer is not following the rules. Sometimes we are even the target of these illegal actions. And that is when it is important to get help.

An experienced Irvine employment lawyer can provide you with invaluable guidance, assistance, and representation when dealing with illegal workplace discrimination or other violations of state and federal laws that protect your ability to do your job. At The Garza Firm, we fight for people like you who are seeking justice. Our team is focused on helping plaintiffs in employment disputes obtain the fair compensation and other damages that they may be entitled to under the law.

Have You Been the Victim of Illegal Discrimination or Other Workplace Misconduct?

There is generally a substantial power imbalance when going up against an employer (or ex-employer) in court. Employers tend to be corporations or other business entities with substantial resources to defend themselves. Meanwhile, workers are not only often on their own, they still depend on the employer to provide them with a livelihood. Employers often count on this imbalance to protect them against valid claims of illegal conduct. This is where working with a skilled attorney can prove invaluable if you are an employee looking to take action.

At The Garza Firm, we handle a wide range of employment-related legal actions, including:

  • wrongful termination and constructive discharge;
  • sexual harassment, abuse, and assault;
  • gender and sexual orientation discrimination;
  • race and national origin discrimination
  • age discrimination;
  • pregnancy discrimination;
  • religious discrimination;
  • hostile work environment; and
  • other EEOC claims.

California provides some of the strongest legal protections in the country against workplace discrimination and harassment. But there are still several legal hurdles a worker must clear when pursuing such cases. You typically need to first file a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) or the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The agency may take direct action against the employer on your behalf, or they may issue you a “right to sue” letter authorizing you to file your own lawsuit.

In a successful employment litigation action, you can recover legal damages, which can include reinstatement to your previous job, back pay, out-of-pocket costs related to your lawsuit, and even non-economic damages for the suffering you endured as a result of the employer’s illegal actions.

Contact The Garza Firm Today

We recognize that it is never an easy decision to pursue legal action against an employer. Many people are afraid to even speak with a lawyer because they fear retaliation. That is why we are here to reassure you that anything told to us will remain in strict confidence. There is no harm in scheduling a free initial consultation with an experienced Irvine employment lawyer who can review your situation and explain your options under the law. So if you need to speak with an attorney, contact The Garza Firm today.

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