San Diego Employment Lawyer
California employment law is a broad area of the law that involves many different kinds of legal issues that can arise in the employer-employee relationship. Some employment law matters concern employment discrimination issues, while others concern issues like wage and hour violations or wrongful termination allegations. Employment contracts can also be the source of employment law disputes. Whether you are an employee who needs assistance filing a claim or you are an employer who must defend against a claim brought by a current or former employee, one of the experienced San Diego employment lawyers at our firm can assist you. Get in touch with one of the advocates at Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A. for more information.
Our Firm Handles a Variety of Employment Law Cases in San Diego
The San Diego employment lawyers at Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A. represent employees and employers in various types of employment law matters that can arise under both state and federal law. Examples of the kinds of cases in which we represent clients include but are not limited to the following:
- Cases involving employment discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sex, gender, age, and disability;
- Harassment claims, including sexual harassment, which are forms of discrimination claims in California;
- Disputes pertaining to state and federal wage and hour laws, such as unpaid overtime or missed meal or rest breaks;
- Breach of contract cases;
- Restrictive covenant issues, including enforceability;
- Cases involving wrongful termination;
- Whistleblower claims;
- State law claims enforced by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH); and
- Federal law claims enforced by the S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Determining Whether a San Diego Employment Law Claim is a Federal or State Issue
Many employment law claims can arise under either state or federal law. If you are filing a claim, it is critical to speak with a San Diego employment lawyer who can discuss whether it is best for you to file your claim under California state or federal law. In general, employees have broader protections under state law, and it is often in an employee’s interest to file a claim under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which governs many kinds of employment law cases in the state. In particular, discrimination claims involving allegations of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity will typically need to be filed under state law. California also provides more protections to employees than federal law does when it comes to family rights and parental leave. However, there are some situations when it makes sense to file a federal claim, including certain claims that must be filed under federal law.
If you have questions about whether to file your claim under state or federal law, you should seek advice from one of the employment lawyers in San Diego at our firm as soon as possible.
Contact an Employment Lawyer in San Diego
When you need information about employment law issues, you should seek advice from a San Diego employment law attorney. Contact Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A. today.