We've settled and litigated hundreds of cases through negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and trials.
We provide initial consultations by phone or zoom for potential clients in contingency cases.
We have successfully represented hundreds of clients as Wrongful Termination Lawyers in Orange County and Los Angeles County. Although California is an "at-will" state giving employers a tremendous amount of power to terminate at their discretion, employers do not have the absolute right to terminate employees if they are doing so for unlawful reasons such as discrimination or retaliation. Fortunately, there are a lot of exceptions to this "at-will" presumption recognized under California law. We can quickly assess your case to determine if you have a viable wrongful termination claim in order to get you the justice you deserve.
We are Employment Law Attorneys who protect employees against discrimination because of their race, color, physical / mental disability, medical condition, gender, age, religious creed,
national origin, sexual orientation and other protected categories. California laws protect employees from being treated differently or even wrongfully terminated because of these protected categories. Employees are legally entitled to be treated equally by employers in the "terms and conditions" of their employment. The "terms and conditions" of employment are read broadly and can include such things as job duties, work hours, time off, amount of wages, discipline and job benefits.
Employees who report or oppose unlawful behavior by their employers are protected by anti-retaliation laws from adverse employment actions including, but not limited to, suspensions, demotions and terminations. As Wrongful Termination Lawyers and Employment Law Attorneys in Orange County and Los Angeles County, we protect you from being a victim of retaliation. If you complain about unlawful behavior such as sexual harassment, discrimination or your employer violating California labor laws, California law protects you. Statutes such as Labor Code section 1102.5 and other statutes exists protecting employees who work in the medical and healthcare field.
Employees are protected against two types of sexual harassment by co-workers and sometimes even third parties such as vendors and even customers of employers. The two types are: 1). hostile work environment and 2). quid pro quo. Employment law attorneys protect your rights against this type of unlawful behavior. You don't have to put up with it and remain silent because you have legal rights to a safe workplace. Even if you're still employed by the company, we have a proven history of helping our clients stop this type of behavior and your employer cannot retaliate against you for complaining. If they do, we'll make them pay even more. We have same day appointments in Irvine and Long Beach.
Employers are obligated to pay employees completely and on time all wages owed every pay period. Generally speaking, what this means is that most employees are legally entitled to get paid all of their wages at least twice each month. At the end of employment, all outstanding wages must also be paid on time or substantial penalties may apply. Attorney's fees, penalties, interest and costs may be recoverable. Employers are not allowed to discriminate or retaliate against you for complaining. We are Employment Law Attorneys who help you get everything you are legally entitled to receive under California labor laws, including unpaid wages, overtime pay and Labor Code penalties.
We regularly draft, review and provide advice on severance agreements to individuals and companies. Negotiating and aggressively representing your legal rights to leverage the best outcome for you is something we've done for hundreds of clients as Employment Law Attorneys.
Before signing a severance agreement, you not only need to understand what you are signing but also what may be missing. Oftentimes, what's missing in the severance agreement is the most important part of actually knowing whether you should or should not sign it and how signing a severance agreement may have very serious and negative consequences for your career in the near and also distant future.
California law requires employers to conduct a good faith, independent and thorough workplace investigation. A well thought out and executed workplace investigation is critical when claims of discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment are made by employees. Taking a proactive, documented, and well-reasoned approach assists with resolving claims and litigation. As Wrongful Termination Lawyers and Employment Law Attorneys who have represented both employers and employees, we make sure that all workplace investigations follow California and Federal laws. We take the time to interview witnesses, review documents and provide detailed reports that contain our findings and conclusions.
California law requires employers to comply with numerous Federal and State labor laws or face severe consequences including lawsuits, fines, penalties and other enforcement actions. As Employment Law Attorneys who have been in practice since 1997, we ensure that compliance issues are taken care of so that employers can handle their businesses in Orange County and Los Angeles. Employers have to follow numerous laws protecting employees against discrimination, retaliation and Labor Code violations. As Wrongful Termination Lawyers and Employment Law Attorneys who have represented employers and employees, we are here to serve you in Irvine and Long Beach with same day appointments.
We have represented numerous clients before California state agencies such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) in Orange County and Los Angeles County. DFEH and EEOC claims are usually related to claims of discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment. DLSE claims are usually related to unpaid wages, overtime pay, meal and rest period violations, labor code violations and retaliation. As Wrongful Termination Lawyers and Employment Law Attorneys who have represented employers and employees, we are here to serve you in Irvine and Long Beach with same day appointments.
AQUINO LAW has over 24 years of experience providing clients with excellent customer service, complete information, honesty, prompt answers to questions and all options explained. Having successfully handled hundreds of cases, we know how to win very difficult, high-stakes cases.
Our Wrongful Termination Lawyers and Employment Law Attorneys provide personalized attention to every case we handle because we only accept a limited number of cases. By keeping our case load manageable, we will never treat you like a file to process but always as a person who needs our help to protect legal rights.
We help clients throughout Southern California, particularly in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County. Same day, in-person appointments are available in Irvine and Long Beach. Initial consultations are usually free and can be done by phone or zoom. Contact us for details.