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Your job is not just a place where you spend 40+ hours a week. Work provides you with a reliable income to support your family and build a future. A job is also something that many Sacramento workers take great pride in. Thus, when employment disputes arise, it can cause a tremendous amount of stress. 

The Sacramento employment attorneys at King & Siegel, LLP represent workers in all types of employment litigation. We understand how important your job is and how important it is to be happy at your job. We will do everything possible to right your employer’s unlawful employment practices, so you can go back to focusing on your life. Contact us today.

Workers’ Rights in California

State and federal law provide broad protections to employees. The result is that employees have significant rights, many of which they may not be aware of.

Some of the most common federal employment laws include:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act,
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA),
  • The Family Medical Leave Act,
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act,
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA),
  • The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA),
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), and
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

California takes a different approach, creating an all-inclusive framework for employment rights in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) covers most discrimination cases. Between state and federal law, employees have the following rights:

  • The right to be paid for the work they complete;
  • The right to be free from workplace discrimination;
  • The right to report an employer’s illegal conduct with fear of retaliation;
  • The right to be free from workplace harassment; and
  • The right to a safe workplace.

Of course, this is an incomplete list, but it conveys the point—workers have rights, and employers need to respect them.

I don't have words to thank you the king and Siegel team worked so hard on my case during the pandemic and I am so grateful and proud of my outcome with them. They are reasonable and reliable. Those you can trust .. everytime I had a question they would answer it I recommend them 100 percent.. am so thankful for the team .. my worries and stress are over .. a huge weight over my shoulder was lifted and was able to help my family during this hard time thank you so much king and Siegel team..
Vanessa Ponce
Vanessa Ponce
March 8, 2022
I was really nervous about hiring a lawyer but Julian and everyone in her office made the process as stress-free as it could be. She is kind, reassuring and confident and that helps make the process feel less scary. she also knows what kinds of outcomes are reasonable and will explain in detail why, and has a plan to get there. I cannot recommend her more highly.
Ines Martinez
Ines Martinez
March 8, 2022
I had the pleasure of being represented by this wonderful office and their attorneys! They were very quick about answering any questions and most times explained things so well that my questions were answered before I got the chance to ask them. I had an amazing experience, everyone is kind and very attentive to your wants and needs. A case can be very stressful and they did a great job at keeping me sane and comfortable through the entire process. I recommend them 100%.
Adrianna Sells
Adrianna Sells
October 25, 2021
This in an incredibly professional and responsive firm. There was an ease about getting initial information, scheduling, and working with their talented team. While I found it to be true of everyone that I encountered here, it was Julian Burns King that really went above and beyond. Her expertise, experience, and knowledge of employment law and its many facets coupled with her empathy and compassion for her clients, is truly one of a kind. I would absolutely recommend King & Siegel to anyone in need of legal advice or representation.
Jeri Mares
Jeri Mares
October 12, 2021
Everyone at this firm was so helpful, supportive, and nice. The settlement I got changed my life and working with them was as good as a lawsuit could possibly be. I am so glad I found them for my wrongful termination suit.
Evelyn A
Evelyn A
September 25, 2021
I’m glad I trusted the team of King & Seigel to handle my case they are the definition of professionalism. They were honest and very upfront with the process and kept me informed every step of the way not to mention I’m more than happy with the results. Thank you again to the team of King and Seigel.
Ramon Rodriguez
Ramon Rodriguez
December 9, 2020
Julian & Elliot are very good lawyers and I am glad I trusted them with my case. When I hired attorneys, I didn't know what to look for, but I am glad I found them. They were always attentive to my case and I never felt lost even though I did not have any prior experience with litigation. Ultimately, they got a result I was happy with and I am so glad I had them to help me put this experience behind me. You would be lucky to have them in your corner.
Ryan J
Ryan J
August 5, 2020
I would like to thank this amazing duo and their staff for taking care of my friend and I. They were patient and polite, very prompt, and always professional! Thank you all so much! 💜
Yanni Boo
Yanni Boo
July 15, 2020

Employment Discrimination

It is a violation of state and federal law for an employer to discriminate against employees based on certain protected characteristics. California offers broader protection than federal law and protects workers from being discriminated against based on their:

  • Age,
  • Ancestry or national origin,
  • Gender identity or gender expression,
  • Genetic information,
  • Marital status,
  • Medical conditions,
  • Mental or physical disability,
  • Military and veteran status,
  • Race or ethnicity,
  • Religion,
  • Sex, or
  • Sexual orientation.

Employment discrimination can take many forms. In some cases, an employer’s discrimination is apparent; however, in others, it is more nuanced. The following are some examples of what may be discrimination:

  • A supervisor who sexually harasses an employee;
  • Management that permits one employee to harass another;
  • Paying male and female workers different wages for the same work;
  • Denying an employee time off for their pregnancy or pregnancy-related health condition;
  • Declining to promote someone based on a perceived disability; and
  • Implementing workplace policies that unfairly burden certain religious groups.

Of course, an employer is unlikely to admit discriminatory conduct. Instead, employers often attempt to hide their true motives by offering a seemingly legitimate reason for their actions. With decades of experience, the Sacramento employment lawyers at King & Siegel, LLP can help you prove a case of employment discrimination.

Wage and Hour Violations

Employers must pay employees for the work they perform. This includes paying workers at least the current minimum hourly wage, compensating them for meal and rest breaks, and paying overtime wages, when appropriate. It is also a violation of state employment law to misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying them the benefits employees receive.

Often, these cases proceed as class action lawsuits due to the fact that many similarly situated employees suffered the same type of harm. At King & Siegel, LLP, we have an in-depth understanding of state and federal wage and hour laws and can help you fight for the wages your employer owes you.

Employment Retaliation

State and federal employment laws preclude employers from taking action against an employee who exercises their legal rights. This is referred to as workplace retaliation.  Some of the protected activities for which an employee cannot be retaliated against include:

  • Raising issues of workplace safety;
  • Reporting instances of workplace discrimination or harassment;
  • Filing an employment lawsuit against an employer;
  • Filing a workers’ compensation claim;
  • Discussing salary issues with co-workers;
  • Taking sick leave to care for a family member; and
  • Engaging in political speech.

While these activities are protected, employers may view them unfavorably. An employer may try to retaliate against an employee in various ways, including:

  • Demoting an employee;
  • Reducing an employee’s pay;
  • Wrongfully terminating an employee;
  • Denying an employee access to training or job-advancement opportunities;
  • Unnecessarily relocating or transferring an employee;
  • Issuing unwarranted negative performance reviews;
  • Changing a worker’s schedule;
  • Excluding an employee from meetings; and
  • Excessively monitoring an employee’s work.

These actions are illegal if they are motivated by the employee’s protected complaint of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. 

Workplace retaliation claims are complex and require the ability to look beyond an employer’s stated reason for a particular action. At King & Siegel, LLP, we have handled countless employment retaliation cases on behalf of our clients. We know where to look to find signs of retaliatory conduct and what it takes to prove our clients’ claims.

Has Your Employer Committed Employment Law Violations? King & Siegel, LLP Can Help

If you were recently the victim of an employment violation, reach out to King & Siegel, LLP. We’ve assembled a dedicated team of Sacramento employment attorneys who passionately advocate on behalf of workers. Our lawyers graduated from the top five law schools, including Harvard, Columbia, Yale, and New York University, and trained at some of the country’s most well-known litigation firms.

Our Sacramento employment lawyers have handled hundreds of claims on behalf of workers and look forward to seeing how we can help you. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.

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We started King & Siegel because we believe that the same aggressive, skilled, and passionate litigation tactics we learned at big firms could and should be available to workers and consumers in their most critical legal moments—when you are harassed, assaulted, demoted, fired, defrauded, or exploited by the institutions you rely on.

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We graduated from top-five law schools, including Harvard and NYU, and trained at the country's biggest and best litigation firms. As contingency attorneys, you don't pay us unless you win, which means our incentives are 100% aligned. We win if you win. It's that simple.