Employment Law Firm Proudly Serves California for More Than 55 Years Combined
Allowing hard workers to do their jobs in Los Angeles and beyond
Employment law covers any legal issue related to the workplace. Wrongful termination, sexual harassment and whistleblowing are common employment law predicaments. For more than 55 years combined, the Law Office of Bryman & Apelian A Professional Corporation has provided zealous advocacy to hard workers to allow them to do their jobs. Many of our clients are referred from other satisfied clients and legal professionals who recognize that we deliver results. Our employment law attorneys have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for people throughout California through fierce litigation and skilled negotiation.
Wrongful termination — insisting on a valid reason for letting you go
Wrongful termination occurs when you are fired for an invalid reason, such as becoming pregnant, failing to violate a law, or being a certain race, religion or gender. California law allows a wrongfully terminated or wrongfully dismissed employee the opportunity to collect compensation for:
- Lost wages until you find a new job at or above the rate of pay you were earning
- Lost medical benefits until you find a new job offering the same benefits
- General damages for emotional distress
- Loss of credit rating due to financial hardships
- Possible attorney fees, even for attorneys who offer contingency fees
The statutes of limitations vary for filing a wrongful termination claim depending on the cause of action and the employer. A qualified California employment lawyer can discuss the required filing deadlines based on the details of your claim.
Sexual harassment — asserting your right to a safe work environment
Sexual harassment involves unwanted gestures, touches or sexually suggestive comments in a professional context. Both men and women are victims of sexual harassment, and a person may be guilty of sexual harassment outside the workplace as well, like at an after-work social event. Under California law, a sexual harassment victim must initiate legal proceedings within one year from the last incident of harassment.
Whistleblowing — getting fired for doing the right thing
A whistleblower is someone who reports wrongdoing in the workplace. Whistleblower retaliation occurs when the employer punishes the person who reports wrongdoing for his or her ethical actions. Some of the wrongs reported by whistleblowers include:
Whistleblower retaliation does not always result in wrongful termination. Sometimes, the whistleblower is ostracized, harassed, demoted or poorly reviewed. You may receive monetary damages for emotional pain and suffering, lost wages, punitive damages, attorney fees and possibly even job reinstatement in a whistleblower suit.
Your first meeting is absolutely free
The Law Office of Bryman & Apelian A Professional Corporation offers every potential client a free first meeting to discuss your legal situation and lay out all your options. Once we take on your case, you do not pay for any legal fees until you win a financial recovery! Whether you live in San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Calabasas, or downtown LA, we offer flexible office hours for clients throughout the state of California. Contact us online or call 818.746.2350 today to get clear answers from reputable professionals.