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What is Employment Law?

Employment law is an umbrella term for all of the local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing the employer-employee relationship. These laws cover a wide scope of issues from minimum wage rules to protections for whistleblowers. They mostly establish the rights of employees and job applicants although they also provide protections for employers as well. These laws and regulations can be violated in many ways that can lead to civil cases of individuals seeking a redress of wrongs through the courts. Those whose rights have been violated may be awarded some kind of relief from the court including compensation for damages.

If you believe your rights have been infringed on in the workplace, you should seek the advice and guidance of an attorney experienced in handling civil employment law matters. At the Law Office of Ruben M. Ruiz, you can work with a civil litigator who has represented countless clients in employment law issues ranging from failure to pay overtime to wrongful termination and more. Attorney Ruiz has 25 years of experience advocating on behalf of clients in the courts. His track record of success has inspired many past clients to refer friends and family to him to handle their legal needs; that is one of the most significant indicators of the professionalism you will find at his firm.

Have an employment law issue as an employee, job applicant, or employer? Contact the Law Office of Ruben M. Ruiz online or at (805) 303-5855 to arrange for a complimentary consultation.

Employment Law Issues in California

Thousands of federal and state laws, judicial rulings, and administrative regulations make up the vast area of employment law. These cover such areas as the hiring process, discrimination in the workplace, whistleblower protections, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave, workplace safety, other workplace practices, and termination of employees.

For example, job applicants and employees are protected against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, and pregnancy. This type of discrimination can consist of overt misconduct, such racial slurs, harassment of individuals based on their appearance, or refusing to promote a qualified candidate to more covert or even hidden actions on the part of a manager, co-worker, or executive. Sexual harassment is another type of employment misconduct that can lead to what is referred to as a hostile work environment where the toxic behavior has become so pervasive, frequent, or pronounced as to negatively affect the victim’s ability to work.

Types of Employment Law Cases

Attorney Ruiz handles all of these often-complex legal matters occurring in the workplace, including but not limited to the follow:

  • Discriminatory practices involving race, sex, age, disability, and the other above-mentioned protected characteristics
  • Issues involving offers and contracts/contract disputes
  • Issues involving employee privacy
  • Unlawful termination
  • Failure to pay overtime
  • Violations of meal and break laws
  • Other wage/hour violations
  • Sexual harassment/hostile work environment claims
  • Retaliation against employees for filing workplace complaints or for whistleblowing activities
  • Violations of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act allowing workers to take time off for serious medical problems or childbirth
  • Violations of the Family Rights Leave Act which protects your rights to take leave under California law
  • Workplace safety issues

Damages for Employment Law Violations

In any claim of employment law violations, you may recover damages that could include lost wages or benefits, compensation for your emotional distress, other penalties, attorneys fees, and court costs. Each case is unique and remedies and compensation will be based on the nature of the violation and other facts and circumstances.

One-On-One Legal Guidance & Support

As a Ventura employment lawyer, Attorney Ruiz understands how deeply your life can be impacted by employment law violations. He will fight zealously to protect the civil and employee rights you have been guaranteed under law. To learn more about the law, your issue, and how he can help you, take advantage of the free consultation he offers to evaluate your case.

Reach out to the Law Office of Ruben M. Ruiz at (805) 303-5855 to discuss your case with Attorney Ruiz today.

Passionate About Helping People

Why Choose Ruben M. Ruiz?
  • Strong Reputation with 25 Years of Legal Experience
  • Dedicated to Achieving the Best Possible Outcome
  • Considerate of Each Client's Different Needs
  • Every Case Is Handled Directly by Ruben M. Ruiz

Real Testimonials

Former Clients Share Their Experiences
  • “Was always approachable and welcoming to me.”

    - David
  • “His extensive knowledge and superb lawyering skills resulted in a positive outcome for my legal situation!”

    - Ricardo
  • “Ruben will go the extra mile.”

    - Lang

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