San Diego Labor and Employment Attorneys Hold Employers Accountable for Wrongful Actions
Protecting and fighting for employees’ rights since 2003
When you report to work, you are entitled to receive fair and equal treatment in a safe environment. Unfortunately, many employers fail to adhere to occupational regulations while others foster discriminatory and illegal relationships with, and between, employees. At the Markowitz Law Group, your rights are our priority — we won’t stop until we resolve your legal matter as effectively as possible.
Personalized legal support for a wide range of on-the-job conflicts
Labor and employment law is a complex area of practice that requires a high level of legal knowledge and litigation experience. Our experienced employment attorneys routinely accept cases involving:
- Workplace discrimination. Discrimination based on age, race, gender, sexual preference and disability is an unfortunate reality for many people in all types of industries. We are not afraid to take on even the most daunting challenges and are determined to help you obtain rightful compensation for the harm done you.
- Wrongful termination. If you’ve been fired without cause, you may be able to recover lost wages from your employer.
- Sexual harassment. Employers who encourage, participate in or fail to prevent sexual harassment are subject to significant penalties for their actions.
- Unfair labor practices. Unfair labor practices include discriminatory hiring and promotion procedures as well as failing to follow health and safety standards established by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Typically, employers and insurance companies have significant legal resources at their disposal, which is why you need an equally tenacious advocate representing your interests.
Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination and harassment based on:
- Sexual Orientation
- National Origin
- Other Suspect Classifications
If you believe that you have been wrongfully terminated or been denied employment benefits in violation of FEHA, contact the Markowitz Law Group.
Federal provisions protecting the rights of workers
The U.S. Department of Labor has established several laws designed to protect employees’ rights and dictate employer practices. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides strict guidelines regulating:
- Minimum wage
- Child labor
- Hours worked
As part of the FLSA, the Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits employers from paying different wages to men and women who perform substantially similar work at the same establishment. We have significant experience litigating FLSA and EPA cases and securing full compensation and fair wages for our clients.