Have you been wrongfully fired? Demoted? Have you been harassed at work after reporting illegal behavior? Did you blow the whistle? Get in trouble for following the law and doing the right thing? If so, you aren’t alone, but you do need help.
Times are tough, and your job is critical. Getting fired is an entirely different situation than it was even five years ago. Likewise, facing illegal behavior in the workplace is gut-wrenching and makes you not want to go to work. It’s like facing a bully at school. Your stomach aches, your palms sweat, you shake, you get headaches and all sorts of other aches and pains as you drive to work. A workplace with illegal activity can turn your world upside down, affect your health, and change how you interact with your family and loved ones. If this is happening to you, call me immediately.
Face it – we are our jobs and a good portion of our lives is spent at work. Other than a person’s relationship with a spouse and children, the employer-employee relationship is one of the most significant in life. Think about it. What’s one of the first questions people ask at a party? “What do you do?” Sure, they also ask about marriage and kids, sports and maybe where you live, but as sure as night follows day, the job question always comes up. Our jobs are important to us and our families. This is precisely why we have laws to protect employees.
Being without a job in today’s economy is especially stressful, because good jobs are hard to get. This is especially true if you were wrongfully terminated. I have been getting satisfaction and justice for my clients for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour violations in Ventura and Los Angeles counties for over two decades. If you believe you were fired without cause or are being retaliated against, please contact me.
Employees who report illegal activity at work or employer wrongdoing are protected by state and federal laws from retaliation by their employer. If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, denied advancement, had your wages or bonuses withheld, been slandered or have suffered retaliation at work in other ways for reporting illegal or unethical activity at work, you are protected by the law.
Whistleblower laws protect employees from retaliation for reporting wrongdoing in formal reports to governmental and regulatory agencies and, as of January 1, 2014, the California labor code protects employees who report wrongdoing to anyone with authority over them or any person acting on behalf of the employer, formally in writing or informally (orally).
FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION
If you feel that you have been wrongfully terminated, harassed, discriminated against, or otherwise been subjected to any other illegal acts in the workplace, you should contact Louis H. Kreuzer II today for a free confidential consultation toll-free at (805) 383-4131. I will listen to your story in strictest confidence and let you know if I can help.
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS WARNING
There are limited time periods (deadlines) for filing claims that apply to legal matters. If you do not file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. You should seek the advice of counsel to ascertain all of the applicable time periods.
DO NOT WAIT TO CONSULT WITH A LAWYER
You should immediately consult with an experienced attorney to learn more about what you can do to protect your rights and when the deadlines (statutes of limitation) expire in your specific case.
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