Most Common Types of Workplace Lawsuits

Employment Law
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When you do your job, you have no reason to expect mistreatment. This simple truth is enshrined, protected in the state of California, even though we are an “at will employment” state. That means if you have been mistreated at work, you may be entitled to take legal action to hold your employer accountable for all of the harm they have caused.

Why Sue Your Employer?

Some of the top reasons to take legal action against your employer include:

Far from a comprehensive list, there are myriad reasons an employee may seek redress against their employer. If you believe you have been illegally or unethically treated, the employment lawyers at Kirtland & Packard are here to help. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.

Overtime and Wage Issues

You are guaranteed a minimum wage of $12 per hour in the state of California. You are entitled to overtime for every minute over 40 hours that you work in a single work week. If your employer is not playing fair, is withholding wages or is refusing to pay overtime, it is important that you speak with one of our lawyers right away. You deserve to be paid for your labor.


With the confusion surrounding safety regulations and COVID-19, it is important to understand your rights. The California Department of Industrial Relations has an FAQ about the cornavirus laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. These include questions about sick leave, overtime, and related issues.

Please click here for the full list of questions and answers from the CDIR.

If you believe you have faced mistreatment at work due to issues surrounding COVID-19, you may be entitled to take legal action. The best way to find out is through a free and confidential consultation with an experienced employment lawyer.

To schedule your case review at our Redondo Beach office, please call (310) 536-1000 today. Our employment lawyers welcome clients from all South Bay communities and surrounding areas of California.