Employment Law

As an employee, you’re entitled to certain rights. If those rights have been violated by your employer either directly or indirectly, then contact Schoech Law Group. We have the knowledge and experience to handle a variety of employment law claims. Our team will work with you to understand your claim and create a comprehensive plan to help you win the case. If you feel like you have been victimized by your employer, then schedule your FREE initial consultation today. 

Major news outlets including Bloomberg and the Washington Post have reported the shocking number of employers who are firing workers for speaking out about working conditions they have suffered while providing critical services and others who have been terminating for refusing to work when the employer fails to protect the employee from exposure to the coronavirus.

Remarkably, some California employers are requiring their employees to work when the business is not exempt from the shelter in place or stay and home directives and orders.  A worker who is fired for refusing to work in violation of those directives and orders are victims of unlawful termination.

The attached article from Bloomberg and the Washington Post describe examples of workers in all regions of the country and through different economic sectors who are victims of employers unlawful termination. The stories are astounding when read in the context of the people throughout the world trying to stay healthy, pay their bills and feed their family.

The victims of these unlawful terminations in California have rights against those employers to not only recover for the lost wages and benefits from losing their job, but also the human losses suffered by the worker who, during the greatest health crises and economic uncertainty of our lifetimes, has their livelihood taken from them. The employers must not get away with victimizing Californian workers while they attempt to make money without consideration for the human risk and cost.

SCHOECH LAW GROUP’s  attorneys and staff fight for the protection of employees every day. They are inspired by the work Californian’s are doing to keep essential services running while others comply with stay and home/shelter in place directives and orders. They are working from home prepared to help any and all victims of the unlawful termination of employees recover for all of the losses they suffer from these outrageous unlawful terminations during this unprecedented time.

Wrongful Termination

Being terminated by your employer can leave you confused, betrayed, and without a lot of options. However, if you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, call Schoech Law Group today. Wrongful termination can take on many different forms, and unless you’re an experienced attorney you may not know what action you can take.

  1. Breach of Contract – Employees with contracts – both explicitly and implied – are protected. If you have been terminated for reasons other than those specific, permissible reasons outlined in your contract, contact the Schoech Law group.
  2. Retaliation – You’re entitled to certain protections if you report the illegal activities of your employer, or are assisting in the investigation of those activities. Don’t let your employer intimidate you, contact Schoech Law Group today. 
  3. Discrimination – Did you know that the federal government has laws protecting certain groups including age, race, national origin, religion, and sex? The State of California also protects employees based on their gender identity and sexuality. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly or terminated for any of the previous reasons, contact Schoech Law Group to find out how we can help you.

Sexual Harassment

If you’ve been sexually harassed at work, it can be difficult to know who to trust. At Schoech Law Group, we take sexual harassment cases very seriously. Sexual harassment includes a range of inappropriate behaviors. These behaviors include unwanted advances, innuendos, sexual propositions, and much more. If you have followed your company’s process for dealing with sexual harassment and the issue has still not been resolved, then contact Schoech Law Group.

Wage & Hour

You’ve done the work and now you deserve to be paid. However, if your employer isn’t following overtime and wage laws, you need someone to help you get what you’ve earned. Schoech Law Group has the knowledge and experience to handle your wage & hour claim. Schedule your FREE consultation today.

  1. Unpaid Wages
  2. Unfair Wages
  3. Overtime Pay
  4. Meals & Breaks
  5. Unreimbursed Expenses
  6. Contractor Misclassification
  7. Tip Pooling Violation

Whistleblower/ Qui Tam

Similar to retaliation, employees are protected when filing complaints about unlawful activities. These activities include unethical or unlawful activity, fraud, health or safety, or wage violations.  Termination isn’t the only way in which an employer can retaliate against an employee. Other methods include poor performance reviews, being overlooked for a promotion, or wage reduction. If you feel you have been negatively affected for reporting your employer, please contact Schoech Law Group.

Class Actions

Seldom do large corporations violate employee rights on an individual basis. In many cases, their decision has wide-reaching consequences that affect many in their workforce. At Schoech Law Group, we litigate class action lawsuits against corporations who are involved with pervasive illegal employment practices, including discrimination, misclassification of contractors, and more. We have the experience and knowledge to take on the aggressive legal team of big companies. As part of a class action lawsuit, employees are more likely to get the compensation they deserve. Schedule your FREE legal consultation today.

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