If you have been discriminated against, harassed in the workplace, or have been wrongfully terminated from your job, you may be wondering how to fight for your rights and hold your employer accountable for their law violations.
You'll need quality legal representation, an experienced lawyer who has the knowledge and resources to handle your case successfully.
At Kingsley and Kingsley, our experienced Kern County employment lawyers are passionate about pursuing justice and fair compensation for our clients. We have been fighting for the rights of workers in California for the last 40 years. We can help you fight and win.
Do I Need an Employment Lawyer?
So, when do you need an employment lawyer? It is important to remember that employment lawyers are useful not just when you have a dispute with your employer or if you've been fired.
Here are some situations in which it may be a good idea to retain an experienced Kern County employment lawyer:
Conflict in the workplace
Dealing with a conflict in the workplace can be extremely difficult. However, not all conflicts or disputes have to end with you leaving your job. Our employment lawyers can help you evaluate the situation and come up with possible solutions that could help save your job.
Harassment, discrimination and retaliation
A number of workers in California face harassment, discrimination or retaliatory action from their employers. What employees should know is that there are strong federal and state laws that prevent this type of discrimination and harassment. This type of mistreatment at work is never okay. You can take legal action against your employer if these types of actions are creating a hostile work environment for you. Our Kern County employment lawyers can help you determine the right course of action.
Whether you get laid off or fired, losing your job can be one of the most painful losses you can experience next to death or divorce. While our employment lawyers may not be able to take this pain away, we can help make sure that you receive justice and fair compensation for your losses.
If your employer has not paid you wages due for the work you have done, you may have a case and may need an experienced Kern County employment lawyer to represent you. There are many forms of wage theft. For example, your employer may not be paying the minimum wage required under the law. They may not be paying you overtime or compensation for working during rest and meal breaks. In some cases, employers don't furnish a final paycheck as required by the law. Whatever your situation may be, our employment lawyers will help ensure that you are paid the wages you are due and are compensated for the financial losses you have endured.
How Kingsley and Kingsley Can Help You
At Kingsley and Kingsley, our Kern County employment lawyers handle a wide range of employment-related disputes. When you are looking to retain the services of an employment lawyer, it is crucial to focus on a lawyer or law firm that is experienced in this particular area of the law. It is important that an employment lawyer stays abreast of the current state and federal labor laws, proposed legislation as well as regulations set forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Our lawyers are not just familiar with the law, but we live and breathe employment law. Our firm focuses on employment law. We have a thorough understanding of what it takes to win your case. It is also important to note that our lawyers are advocates for workers. When you choose us, you know where our loyalties lie and you know we are passionate about fighting for your rights and helping you get the best possible outcome.
How Much Will an Employment Lawyer Cost?
If you are planning to file a lawsuit against your employer, you are probably wondering what it might cost you to retain the services of an employment lawyer. Employment cases in Kern County vary and what employment lawyers charge may depend on the nature and complexity of your case and the lawyer's experience handling similar cases.
In some cases, employment lawyers may charge a flat fee. This often happens in cases that are fairly simple and straightforward. In these cases, you may have to pay your lawyer upfront. Some employment lawyers charge hourly rates. These rates could also depend on the type of case and the experience of the attorney or law firm that is handling your case.
At Kingsley and Kingsley, our Kern County employment lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we get paid only if you receive a settlement or judgment in your case. We give all our clients our no-win-no-fee promise. This essentially means that you don't pay any fees if we don't win the case or secure compensation for you. So, you won't pay anything out of pocket. We will take a contingency fee -- a percentage of your award, which in California is typically 30% of the award or settlement. Contingency fees usually apply to employment law claims that involve discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.
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The experienced Kern County employment lawyers at Kingsley and Kingsley know how important your case is to your life. We work diligently to collect and compile the necessary evidence and documentation that will put you in a position to be successful. If you believe you have been wronged or mistreated at the workplace, call us today at 888-209-8927 for a free, initial consultation. We will fight for your rights every step of the way.