At Hanna & Saucedo, LLP, we understand that your relationship with your employer is more than just that. It is the means by which you provide for your loved ones and your “home away from home.” We work diligently to ensure that your rights are safeguarded and that you are respected as a person, not just as an employee.
Whether still in the negotiation phase or an amendment to an existing handbook, we will evaluate your case to determine whether your employer’s terms and conditions are favorable to you and advise you of your rights and options accordingly.
As a W-2 wage earner or as an independent contractor or consultant, you are entitled to fair compensation. This may not always be in the traditional form of a paycheck, other benefits such as short term or long term incentives, are still equally valuable and may be owed to you as an employee. If you feel you have been shorted, contact us so that we can assess your potential claim.
Under the law, your employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations if you are disabled. If your employer fails to do so, please contact us so we can assist you in resolving this matter while keeping your employer-employee relationship in tact.
Harassment and Discrimination
While we would like to believe that these problems have been eradicated in the 21st century, unfortunately these issues are still fairly common. If you feel you have been discriminated against or harassed by your employer due to your race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, contact us immediately to ensure your rights are protected.
Leaves of Absence
Although your employer is permitted under the law to structure its vacation and sick time, you are also entitled to certain types of leaves of absences. If your employer refuses to recognize or honor these rights, please contact us.
California is an “at-will” employment state. This means that either you and/ or your employer may terminate employment at any time for any reason. With that said, there are almost always exceptions to the rule. Your employer cannot terminate your employment as a result of retaliation or constructively terminate your employment as a result of what is commonly referred to as a “hostile work environment.” If you feel either of these may be the situation for you, contact us so that we can assist you navigate through this, as well as, protect any unemployment benefits you may be entitled to.