Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Wage Theft

You should be paid for your work – it’s that simple. California’s Labor Code guarantees your right to your earned wages. Unfortunately, employers do not always know—or care—about California’s compensation laws. When a company refuses to accurately pay wages, it’s up to you to file an action and hold your employer responsible.

Hillier Law has forced numerous employers to halt their illegal wage practices and compensate employees for wage theft. We investigate and prosecute claims for:
  • Overtime Pay Violations;
  • Minimum Wage Violations;
  • Meal and Rest Break Violations;
  • Unpaid Off-the-Clock Work;
  • Misclassification; and
  • Failure to Pay Timely Wages.

There’s no such thing as a “trivial” violation of the California Labor Code. If you think you or your co-workers have been subjected to any of these illegal actions, contact Hillier Law to schedule your free consultation. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with an experienced employment law attorney who can explain the law and what you can expect in litigation.

Discrimination

The only thing that should determine whether or not you get a job is your ability to do the work. Unfortunately, employers often make employment decisions based on other considerations, including illegal ones. Federal and California laws protect you from discrimination in the workplace.

That means employers (and even prospective employers!) cannot discriminate against you because of a “protected characteristic,” such as:
  • Race;
  • Sex and/or Gender;
  • Age; and
  • Disability.

Hillier Law has experience prosecuting actions against employers for illegal discrimination. If you believe an employer or prospective employer has discriminated against you, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Harassment

Sexual harassment is any sexual conduct that creates a hostile or abusive work environment. Sexual harassment is disturbingly common, and reports of workplace sexual harassment have risen sharply in the last few years. And yet, only about one in ten individuals who experience harassment in the workplace actually report it.

We understand the challenges inherent in making and prosecuting a claim for sexual harassment. We will work hard to make you feel comfortable in an uncomfortable process. We will explain the litigation procedure and work with you to find a resolution in the most efficient and effective way. Above all else, we will fight for you and ensure you are treated with respect and compassion.
 
If you believe you have been the victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

Retaliation

Retaliation in the workplace occurs when a company fires, demotes or otherwise acts against an employee because of a report of illegal activity. 

Common forms of workplace retaliation include:
  • Retaliation for reporting harassment or discrimination;
  • Retaliation for reporting illegal activity;
  • Retaliation for refusing to participate in illegal activity; and
  • Retaliation for reporting wage theft.

Federal and California laws protect employees from unlawful retaliation, but that doesn’t mean employers always follow those laws. If you believe you have been subjected to unlawful retaliation, please contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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