LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT / PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN ANAHEIM, ORANGE COUNTY
At Eldessouky Law, our attorney’s focus on Employment, labor law, and Personal Injury in Anaheim and all surroinding cities in, CA. We are devoted to fulfilling a legal need where challenges exist in the workplace.
California employment laws exist to protect our residents, and our Employment and labor attorney in Anaheim, CA will safeguard your rights and ensure your employer is held responsible for breaching those protections. Mohamed Eldessouky focuses on relieving the stress employees feel when they lose their jobs unlawfully or are suffering from hardships at work. He has firsthand experience in both wrongful termination and guiding relatives through discriminatory challenges by their employers or coworkers.
Representing All Californians from All Walks of Life: Eldessouky Law in Anaheim, Orange County
The stress of losing your livelihood — for reasons that are beyond your control, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, or wrongful termination — leads to considerable personal stress and can affect your family dynamic, financial standing, and emotional health.
That’s why our firm represents employees from all walks of life, in all industries. If your rights are being violated, we want to hear from you today. We can help you overcome the challenges of holding your employer responsible for the hardship they have caused.
There is no single solution to employment law violations. Each industry, workplace, employer, and corporate environment delivers its own challenges that our Employment law firm is happy to confront with confidence, skill, and experience.
Eldessouky Law: Employment Law Practice Areas
Our employment law attorney in Anaheim, CA, Mohamed Eldessouky, believes in making a difference in our clients’ lives. During our initial, free consultations, our prospective clients often feel lost, angry, and depressed. After a significantly belittling incident occurs in the workplace, our clients’ confidence is shattered, and the path forward is confusing and upsetting.
We have the legal solutions they need to successfully move forward.
At Eldessouky Law, our employment law practice areas include:
- Hostile work environment claims, including:
- Discrimination in any capacity
- Sexual harassment
- Wage and hour cases, including overtime pay discrepancy claims
- Severance agreements, terms, and enforcement
- Retaliation cases, including whistleblower claims
- Wrongful termination
If you believe your rights are being violated at work, we can help you understand how to move forward with a legal claim against your employer.
What Is a Hostile Work Environment?
A hostile work environment is essentially an environment which has been created by either the employer or coworkers where the employee is experiencing mistreatment based on harassment of a protected class. Imagine going to work every day, knowing you are going to be abused by your employer or coworkers for simply existing. It’s incredibly stressful, hurtful, and illegal.
These protected characteristics include:
- Age (over 40)
- Ancestry, national origin
- Disability, mental and physical
- Gender identity or gender expression
- Genetic information
- Marital status
- Medical condition
- Military and veteran status
- Race, color
- Religion, creed
- Sex or gender, including:
- Related medical conditions
- Sexual orientation
What Creates a Hostile Work Environment?
A hostile work environment is created when an employee, employer or a coworker creates an intimidating, offensive, or abusive situation for the employee.
This behavior can be:
Any behavior that alters an individual’s ability to complete their duties efficiently, without emotional, physical, or psychological distress, is considered hostile. This behavior can happen in person, over emails, in groups, or one-on-one.
What If I Am Only a Witness to Workplace Hostility?
If you are being discriminated against or harassed at work in any way, contact our Employment attorney right away to discuss your case.
Speaking up at work can lead to resolutions, but can also lead to retaliation, violations of public policy, and wrongful termination. We would like to help you before your employer furthers their unlawful behavior, so your claims are already on record should they choose to unknowingly enhance your case.
It is important to understand that you do not have to be the subject of the hostility. It is illegal to place anyone — whether they are the direct target or not — in a hostile work environment. We can protect your rights, too, and end the stress of working under these awful circumstances.
How Can Eldessouky Law Help with Hostile Work Environment Claims?
At Eldessouky Law, we fully assess the facts of each case presented to our employment law attorney in Anaheim, CA. While we would like to take each case in front of a judge, to ensure our clients are getting the treatment they deserve at work, not all cases meet the criteria necessary to move forward with a legal claim. Sadly, your boss wanting you to work harder does not qualify as a hostile overstep.
When the behavior goes beyond what a reasonable person would experience is when it triggers a hostile work environment. We know the law. We know what the jury instructions are. We know how a jury would see it and that gives us an advantage in terms of helping with any hostile work environment claim.
Our reputation is based on providing excellently crafted cases for settlement purposes, or to place in front of a judge and jury to deliver the best outcome available for your case. We have resources that simply are not afforded to most people. That’s how we would assist with a hostile work environment claim.
Discriminatory Acts: How Are They Defined?
Discriminatory acts are defined as mistreatment based on the protected classes outlined above. Employees can be discriminated against because of their race, where they come from, or because of their age, which is legally focused on individuals over 40.
They can also be discriminated against because of their sex, which can include sexual harassment, mistreatment, or being overlooked for a promotion. Discrimination also occurs when a disabled employee isn’t provided the provisions outlined by the law.
This includes employees who suffer an injury and are limited in what they can physically accomplish. If their employer decides to give them a lesser rated pay, to schedule them for fewer hours, or gives them a tough time for something that is out of their control — those are all forms of disability discrimination.
Discrimination can also be applied to someone who is pregnant. Female employees are often treated differently once the employer learns that they’re pregnant or are simply terminated because of being pregnant. That’s a form of not just sex discrimination, but can also be treated as disability discrimination.
Whenever an employee suffers adverse action, whenever they are mistreated because of their protected class, discrimination is occurring — and it is illegal.
Understanding Disability Discrimination
Disability discrimination is when the employer treats an employee differently for a disability that they may have suffered either outside of work or at work.
The most common disability discrimination cases occur against those with physical disabilities.
When employees require work duties with restrictions, including how much they can lift, how long they can stand on their feet, or what physical motions they can accomplish without pain, such as bending and stooping, employers must accommodate these needs when they are medically designated.
Mental disabilities are also included as protected areas, and can include:
Any type of mental anguish or any type of disability that may not be physical, but instead emotional or mental, are commonly discriminated against by employers.
Disability discrimination is a very complicated area of law in the sense that you must align your disability and the opportunity of the employer to provide reasonable accommodation. The legal line of what your employer can and cannot enforce is complex, and requires legal review to ensure your rights and quality of life are protected. Our employment law attorney can help you outline the legal details during a free consultation.
Understanding Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is when someone is mistreated based on their gender. This could be in the form of inappropriate touching, inappropriate comments, or not being promoted. It’s essentially any adverse action or inappropriate conduct taken upon an employee based on their sex.
Developing a sexual harassment case requires an intricate legal approach to determining who is responsible for the behavior. The harasser is certainly at fault, but the employer may be held legally accountable for allowing the harassment to take place.
If you are being sexually harassed at work, please take the following steps, and contact our office right away:
- Document the illegal behavior, including the name, date, activity, and any witnesses who saw the violation
- Preserve any evidence, now and going forward, including emails, text messages, or voicemails
- Report the facts to your human resources department, and demand a written report of your account, signed by a company official
- Continue to document any additional abusive behavior, including any fallout from reporting the incident
- Contact Eldessouky Law for help in preparing your legal claim to stop the abuse, and recover financially from your hardship
Our law office will obtain all personnel files and records concerning all employees involved in your claim, including the harasser and any witnesses, to ensure your claim is fully investigated. We utilize an extraordinary amount of resources to make sure that the client is taken care of both physically and mentally, at no cost to the client, and by leveraging the law, which protects the employees.
Mohamed Eldessouky works tirelessly to uphold our clients’ rights. We work with confidence, and the law on our side. We are not afraid to file lawsuits. We are not afraid to litigate. We make sure that the client is compensated in every possible form to correct the wrongs that were perpetrated against them.
Understanding Wage and Hour Laws, Including Overtime Payment Violations
Wage and hour laws are essentially a large group of laws and codes that ensure employers are paying their employees at least the current legal minimum rate for all the hours they work, including overtime or commission.
What Happens If These Wages Go Underpaid or Completely Unpaid?
Contact our office right away. As your employment law attorney, we will request all employer records, and complete a forensic accounting process to ensure your employer is paying you according to California and Federal laws, including all your time at work:
- Standard pay
- Meal allocations
- Break times
- Sick or medical leave
- Personal time
Our investigation will uncover any unlawful record keeping practices that an employer participates in, matched against the employee’s records, statement, and legal deposition.
We will then make a demand from the employer to pay the employee what they’re owed. Our skilled and experienced attorney will also require wait time penalties and interest be paid in addition to initial amount requested. We will also seek recovery of our legal fees, so our client isn’t left paying our firm from his or her hard-fought and illegally withheld earnings.
Employment Law and Severance Agreements: Eldessouky Law Protects the Anaheim, CA Community
Severance agreements are very popular, and are essentially contracts that an employer will present to an employee to formally sever ties, ending their working relationship. It is also a legal way for an employer to get an employee to waive their rights in bringing any claims against the employer going forward.
Often, severance agreements or contracts will include provisions including, but not limited to:
- End of employment payment terms
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Non-compete statements
- Verbiage that waives the employee’s rights to enforcing the employer’s discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, or wrongful termination violations
If you are offered a severance agreement, it is important to understand that you do not have to sign it without having an attorney review its contents, and providing a full explanation of the information outlined within.
For example, one of our clients was racially discriminated against, suffered a hostile work environment, and was a great employee who was leery of signing a severance agreement. The contract offered approximately $5,000 for the employee to sign and walk away. After learning of the violations that occurred, our law firm was able to take that severance agreement from $5,000 to $50,000.
We have provided similar increases for a host of clients we represent and encourage anyone who is being asked to sign a severance agreement to have an employment law attorney look it over first. Once the document is signed, it is a legally binding contract and cannot be reversed.
Retaliation & Wrongful Termination: What You Need to Know
Wrongful termination, in very basic terms, means that someone was let go for improper reasons. It’s when someone is let go for an unjust cause, including in retaliation for speaking out about a hostile work environment, discrimination, sexual harassment, unpaid wages, or illegal activity in the workplace.
In addition, it is illegal to fire someone for getting hurt, and being unable to do their job. It is illegal to fire someone for speaking against discrimination or sexual harassment. It is illegal to fire someone for uncovering and reporting illegal activity in the workplace. If you believe your termination was wrongfully committed, we want to hear from you. We will fully research your case, your employment, and your release to ensure your claim will move forward with confidence and success.
Setting the Employment Law Bar in Anaheim, CA: Eldessouky Law
At Eldessouky Law, we believe our involvement in the legal and social communities is heavily intertwined, and we work hard to excel in both categories by bringing them together.
Professionally, Mohamed Eldessouky is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Orange County Bar Association, and the Los Angeles Attorney Law Association.
With these exceptional participation references, our attorney puts his credentials to work in the community by providing services, guidance, and volunteering for the State of California, the California Senate, various soup kitchens, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, and legal aid clinics during law school.
Why Choose Eldessouky Law in Anaheim, CA?
Over the years, our successful track record has begun speaking for itself in the State of California. Our clients have direct access to our attorney, and they believe in the results we provide because we deliver success.
Unlike other firms, we have a client-first mentality. We do not charge for consultations. We care about the employees we represent, and genuinely want to deliver justice for their hardships. We are rewarded by the challenges we face when companies refuse to settle our clients’ claims and believe in our experience and the integrity that we bring to the table to deliver results.
Our aggressive approach is unmatched in Anaheim, CA, and our employment law attorney will never back down from protecting our clients’ rights, reputation, and the truth.
Contact Eldessouky Law in Anaheim, CA Today for a Free Consultation
If you believe you are suffering an injustice in the workplace, contact our employment law attorney in Anaheim, CA today at (714) 970-4843 for a free consultation. We will fully review your case right away, and provide solutions to pursuing your employer for the financial and emotional harm they have caused.