The employment relationship involves a host of legal issues, particularly in California. If you believe your employer has treated you unfairly, it is important to speak with a lawyer to understand your rights so that you can make informed decisions in order to protect your interests. The lawyers at CollinsKim LLP are experienced litigators who have over 40 years of experience litigating discrimination, retaliation, and harassment cases in California. We are prepared to partner with you to aggressively and strategically pursue your rights in court.
Corporate executives, be they senior managers, members of the C-Suite, or firm partners, require sophisticated and experienced counsel when considering legal action against their employer or partners. At CollinsKim, we have years of experience representing professionals in employment-related matters, including fair pay concerns, exit negotiations, and executive compensation agreements. Our thoughtful analysis and discrete yet effective negotiation of your issues aims to maximize your recovery while protecting your professional reputation.
We provide workplace advice and counsel to employers at all stages of the employment relationship—from pre-hiring review to internal investigations to wage and hour counseling and audits, to termination advice. With decades of experience representing employers in California labor and employment matters, we understand the high cost of employment litigation both in terms of your bottom-line and employee morale. Proactively managing regulatory compliance and employee disputes in order to preempt litigation is central to our cost-effective approach.
Your employer can terminate your at-will employment for any reason, but not for an unlawful reason that violates public policy or violates laws prohibiting discrimination or retaliation. For example, your employer cannot terminate your employment if you speak up to report harassment or discrimination in the workplace, or if you request leave for a medical condition or leave to care for a family member with a medical condition, or if you report the employer’s illegal conduct such as pay violations. A wrongful termination may not be simple or straightforward and it is important to seek the advice of an experienced employment lawyer to understand your rights.
If you are employed as an hourly wage earner in California you are protected by a number of laws that regulate the timing and amount of pay, as well as the timing and length of your meal and rest breaks. Violations of these wage and hour laws can take many different forms and will often affect large numbers of hourly employees. At CollinsKim we represent employees in wage and hour class action lawsuits who seek to recover, on behalf of themselves and their fellow employees, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, penalties for missed meal and rest breaks, and other monetary damages.
Employees who report their employer’s illegal conduct and then are retaliated against for doing so, may be entitled to whistleblower protections. If you have experienced retaliation in the workplace as a whistleblower, our lawyers can help you enforce your legal rights.
Every employee in California has a right not to be harassed in the workplace based on their race, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, national origin, martial status, military or veteran status, and gender identity. The attorneys at CollinsKim have decades of experience investigating and litigating harassment cases. If you believe you have been unlawfully harassed by a co-worker, supervisor, or client of your employer, we are prepared to advise you on your legal rights and to aggressively litigate on your behalf.