Employment Attorney in Carlsbad

Protecting the Rights of Employees in Carlsbad, California

Strong Advocacy for victims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and other employee wrongs

At Stephen Danz and Associates we’ve been fighting for the rights of employees for 40 years. Attorney Danz and his team of lawyers and assistants only represent employees, not employers. We have the respect of numerous former clients and the legal community for our ability to prepare each case for trial and for making the right persuasive arguments in court and with defense counsel. We handle a broad range of employment issues for all employees across California including Carlsbad.

Some of the many practice areas we handle for all Carlsbad employees include:

Whistleblower claims

There are several laws such as the False Claims Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and California’s own whistleblower law that encourage employees to disclose fraudulent billing acts by their employer to the federal and state government.

These courageous employees can be rewarded with a percentage of any recovery against the employer if they comply with legal formalities. The experienced whistleblower attorneys at Stephen Danz & Associates understand the core requirements for filing a whistleblower claim. We work to have the US or California Attorney General office intervene in your case. If the government declines to intervene, we work, with highly experienced counsel, to file whistleblower complaints against the individuals, businesses, companies, and agencies that are committing fraud or other employee wrongs.

Our lawyers also are quick to file retaliation actions when employers try to prevent you from disclosing employer fraud or when they punish you for disclosing the fraud.

Employer Discrimination

Our lawyers file discrimination cases when employers who are subject to the Civil Rights Act or other employment laws (state and federal) fail to hire you, fire you, or fail to promote you based on any of the following characteristics:

  • Race discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Discrimination due to a disability
  • Other types of discrimination that are illegal

We demand job reinstatement, lost wages and lost benefits, statutory damages, attorneys fees and any other damages that may apply

Wrongful termination

Employers generally cannot fire a worker for discriminatory reasons. They generally cannot fire you if you file a whistleblower claim that you’re entitled to file. Employers cannot discharge you for asserting other legal rights too – such as filing for worker’s compensation, leave under the federal or state family leave acts, or complying with a jury duty notice.

Employee benefits information including wage and hour litigation

We help Carlsbad employees assert their right to be paid for the work they do and for the benefits at work that they are entitled to. This includes:

  • Fighting to make sure a worker is properly classified as an employee and not an independent contractor
  • Not paying benefits that were agreed to in the employer compensation agreement/executive compensation agreement
  • Overtime pay benefits
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Meal breaks
  • Work bonuses
  • Incentives offered to relocate
  • Other promised benefits

Your right to Medical Leave

Both the federal government and the state of California have laws that benefit Carlsbad workers by offering them leave for various reasons without worry that their job (or an equivalent job) won’t be available on their return. Leave includes:

  • Leave due to a disability
  • Leave due to pregnancy
  • Leave due to the adoption of a child
  • Time off after a child is born

Intellectual property rights

Often employers will try to limit an employee’s rights to patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other protected information. We work to show that the employee either owns the information or has the right to use the information. For example, if the intellectual property asset is already public or is easily available, an employee may be able to use that asset a new job without penalty.

Severance agreements

Often when an employer offers a severance agreement/a buyout, they are looking for the employee to waive valuable rights to bonuses, retirement benefits, the right to file claims for overtime pay or other employee compensation, and other rights. Our experienced employment lawyers review the written contracts, the current law, and the facts in your situation – to properly advise you of your rights. Often, we are able to negotiate a stronger severance agreement.

Speak with an experienced Carlsbad employment lawyer who will defend your employee rights

Call us at 877-789-9707 or use our contact form to make an appointment. We take cases on a contingency fee basis which means we only get paid if you win your case or the case settles. We fight for you in state and federal court and before all appropriate agencies. We have a strong track record of success