Contracts, business relationships, sales agreements, marketing, competition, consumer ratings, etc. A business owner must carefully protect their interests to maintain a profitable business. Don't let a business dispute harm your reputation and profits. Protect your rights by contacting an attorney.
No one should be forced to face discrimination and other illegal conduct while in the workplace. We focus on cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and other employment-related issues like licensing investigation, Medical board inquiries, EEOC cases, EEO procedures, and unemployment issues.
Have you been in an accident and sustained significant injuries? If you have been physically and emotionally injured by another you need someone to help navigate your recovery and remedies under the law. Let us help you find a resolution
Neighbors can be the best part of a neighborhood, but sometimes conflicts arise. We focus on ending the turmoil and reclaiming peace before it gets out of hand.
We all need to purchase goods and services at the marketplace. Protect yourself from being cheated. Let us pursue your case and bring accountability to businesses who have been unfair or deceptive.
Generations of people have fought and died for your rights. If your rights have been disregarded by the government, let us help make you whole.
This section is not intended to replace an attorney consult. The following information is intended to be informational and generalized. Free case assessments are used to offer some guidance and feedback to your circumstances. Generally, you will not get significant legal advice in a short consultation. Hayward Law will offer opinions and basic advice and determine if we have the capacity to take your case.
Consumer / Personal Injury / Boundary Disputes / Civil Rights/ Business
Please contact us and be prepared to talk about the parties involved, the injuries and damages, and the expected outcomes and expectations.
EMPLOYMENT RELATED CASES
Before you contact the office, consider these four points to help guide our discussion.
1. An employer can legally fire you for any reason or no reason unless there are protections under the law. This is called "at-will" employment. Neither side must remain in the employment arrangement if there is no employment contract or a union. In other words, your employment may end at any moment. An employer failing to follow its employment policies is not, on its face, discrimination. Many employees are fired for reasons that don't make sense and are subject to knee-jerk reactions. Employers get to pick winners and losers unless the reasoning is unlawful. An example of an illegal termination is one based on discrimination (sex, gender, disability, pregnancy, military status, race, religion, etc.), retaliation, or whistleblowing.
2. Lawsuits are based on establishing liability and damages. First, you must prove your employer is liable for discriminatory conduct and then prove you lost something. In most employment cases, damages are primarily the loss of wages. For this reason, if you were fired today, it's hard to value your case because we don't know how long you will be out of a job. If you are out of work for a year, that could be a sizable lawsuit. If you get a new job within a month, your case will be minimal, and you may want to move on. Emotional damages are available, but they are usually connected to the loss of wages unless the emotional damages are very severe.
3. Knowing what you want out of the case is very helpful for the Attorney. You will not likely get someone fired or get an apology letter. Money is the most straightforward award available in a lawsuit. You might be able to get some accountability and policy change, but courts are hesitant to tell businesses how to run themselves.
4. If you still have your job and haven't been fired, you likely are worried about losing your job. These situations are not usually lawsuits because there has been no job separation (i.e., it's not a wrongful termination). However, you can still hire an attorney to help manage your employment issues by encouraging your employer to follow the law.
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A hostile work environment is a legal term. It is not a "rumor mill" or "high school" or unpleasant workplace atmosphere. Under the law, employees are not guaranteed a happy and fun job, but the environment should not be filled with discriminatory attitudes. A common hostile work environment is a "boy's club." Women are not treated as equals and males demean females. The environment causes employees to suffer from emotional harm which may cause employees to quit. Or perhaps, an employee stands up and is fired for fighting the entrenched system.
Hostile work environments can be based on sex, gender, race, religion, military status, pregnancy,disabilty etc. Employees facing hostile work environments should seek an attorney before quitting to discuss the possible outcomes.
Please contact our office If you think you are experiencing a hostile work environment.
Hayward Law offers a range of legal services, including employment contracts, severance agreements, workplace policies, unfair dismissal claims, workplace investigations, and workplace training. However, most people are interested in lawsuits for and against employers regarding termination or discipline.
See our "Pricing Tab" at the top. The cost of our services varies depending on the complexity of the matter. We do offer Contingency Agreements but those are rarely available. Contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your needs.
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