An employee may assert a fraud claim against their employer in connection with their employment. In order to proceed on a fraud claim the employee must prove: (1) the employer made an intentional misrepresentation as to past or existing fact; (2) the employer knew the representation was false when made; (3) the employer made the representation with the intent to defraud the employee or to induce the employee to rely on its statement; (4) the employee must have reasonably relied on the statement; and (5) the employee’s reliance on the statement must have been a substantial factor in the harm caused to the employee. This type of action is most favorable to the employee as an employee may be able to recover punitive damages for the intentional harm caused by the employer.
Our Fraud Attorneys are part of California’s largest statewide law firm that’s dedicated to representing employees in disputes against their employers. Stephen Danz & Associates based in Los Angeles, California, protects clients from retaliation, discrimination, and harassment involving dismissal, demotion, or denial of accommodation based on age, race, sex, religion, color, sexual orientation, marital status, association, physical or mental disability, or other legally protected classifications. Additionally, we represent employees if they have not been paid the proper wages including overtime or minimum wage or given the proper meal breaks. If you believe that you are the victim of fraud in connection with your employment, contact one of our Fraud Attorneys in California to set up your free consultation to discuss this matter. We take cases on a contingency basis and collect no attorney fees unless we win your case.