Employment Law

For most Americans, a substantial part of their waking hours are spent at work.  For many Americans, a major part of their social lives are also centered around work.  In these tough economic times having a job and being able continue working are vitally important.  But, what if you are being sexually harrassed at work?  What if you are the target of on-the-job discrimination -- racial, gender-based, age or otherwise?  What if you were denied Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits when a health emergency arose for a loved one? Or if you were retaliated against when you returned to work?

In these tough economic times you should not have to consider quitting your job or trying a new career in order to be free of mistreatment in your workplace. Regardless of the difficulties you are facing through no fault of your own at your office, warehouse or factory, employment lawyer, Eduardo A. Brito, can help.

Don't Tolerate Workplace Harrassment or Discrimination

You have the right to be free from attack by co-workers, supervisors or business owners at your place of employment. The Law Offices of Eduardo A. Brito aggressively protects your right to work in an atmosphere free of unnecessary friction between employee and co-worker, superior or employer, in employment law claims involving:

  • Discrimination based on:
    • Race
    • Age
    • Disability
    • Pregnancy
    • Religion
    • Alternative Lifestyle or
    • National Origin
  • Sexual harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Hostile work environment
  • Constructive Termination
  • Wage-hour and overtime disputes
  • Reasonable accommodation of disabilities
  • FMLA issues
  • Employee misclassification

Protecting You From Wrongful Termination

In California, most employees are presumed to be "at will." That means they can quit at any time for any reason and, conversely, they can be fired for any reason or no reason at all. However, even at-will employees cannot be fired for an illegal reason. Several exceptions exist to the general rule of “at will” employee status and it is not unusual for an employee's status to change at some point during the employment relationship from "at will" employment to one where the employee can only be terminated for just cause. If you believe that you have been terminated for an illegal reason or without just cause, contact the Law Office of Eduardo A. Brito for a free initial consultation about your legal rights.

The Law Office of Eduardo A. Brito represents employees in wrongful termination cases. To fully evaluate your case, Pasadena employment attorney, Eduardo A. Brito, will analyze the circumstances of your discharge to determine whether the adverse employment action against you (termination, demotion, reduction in pay, or otherwise) was the result of any of the following:

  • Discrimination on the job, whether motivated by bias concerning race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
  • Retaliation for filing a workplace complaint, complaining about unlawful conditions, or even asserting protected rights such as the right to file a worker’s compensation claim or the right to be free from sexual harassment.
  • Disguised reorganization or layoff that was actually intended to get rid of you and employees like you.

Do Not Be Afraid to Challenge Wrongful Termination

If you suspect that your firing or layoff might have violated a federal or state law, or that your employer broke promises that you would remain working at your job, get a free initial assessment of your claim by contacting Pasadena employment lawyer, Eduardo A. Brito.