Trujillo & Winnick, LLP represents employees who are owed wages, as well as other related employment law issues, such as wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation.

Employment litigation incorporates a wide spectrum of subjects and there are various prerequisites that need to be met in order to file a case. Wrongful termination is typically proven where there is harassment, retaliation or discrimination.

Some common employment law claims include:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Retaliation for a protected activity
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Contract disputes
  • Wage and hour
  • Unpaid wages
  • Meal and rest breaks

It is illegal for an employer to fail or refuse to pay employees for the time they have worked. Our mission is to tenaciously advocate the rights of employees who have been affected by wage and hour violations and ultimately help them recover fair pay.

Employers can lose integrity by pursuing immediate economic advancements and it could leave them vulnerable to an employment litigation lawsuit. Your employer could retaliate against you in response to you reporting negative practice. Or you could have been funneled into constructive termination which occurs when working conditions are so intolerable that you were forced to quit or resign. You can also have a case if you refused to follow illegal orders and lost your job as a result. Every situation is needs to be analyzed so the facts could be used to argue in your favor.

We understand that losing a job can have a devastating effect not only on the financial well-being of our clients, but also on their emotional well-being and that of their families.

We have an excellent record of handling high-profile disputes, regularly handling employment cases arbitrations, as well as advising on sensitive severance issues, class actions, whistleblower claims and more standard disciplinary issues.

The law gives victims the right to seek legal relief when they have suffered from wrongful termination, discrimination, and other types of employer misconduct. Depending on the nature of your employment law case, you may be eligible for different “damages” or forms of relief.

Some forms of relief may include:

  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Damages for emotional distress (common in cases involving sexual harassment or discrimination)
  • Punitive damages (if your employer undertook particularly egregious actions)
  • Court costs and attorney fees
  • Reinstatement to your previous position

If you believe you have damages in any form, we may be able to help you. Contact our firm today to discuss your case.

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