Employer Defense

Lawsuits brought by current or former employees can create problems for any business. If a current or former employee has brought a claim before the California Labor Commissioner, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the U.S. Department of Labor or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), you need to take action. Your employment lawyer can make a significant difference in how the case is resolved. The Law Office of Lynnette Ariathurai, A Professional Corporation, has a track record of success protecting employers' rights.

Our law firm has the depth and breadth of employment law experience you need, defending employers facing different employment issues such as:

  • Wage and hour claims: Allegations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Labor Commissioner can include unpaid overtime, failing to provide proper meal and rest breaks, misclassifying employees as independent contractors and other claims.
  • Discrimination claims: California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Labor Commissioner protect employees against discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, sex, age (for employees age 40 and over), religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation and other categories.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) claims: If your company has been accused of violating either of these laws, we can take action.
  • Sexual harassment: If an employee has claimed that a supervisor or manager has made sexual advances in exchange for work-related benefits (quid pro quo) or that your company created a hostile work environment, we will protect your rights.
  • Retaliation: Under state and federal law, employers are barred from taking adverse action against employees who protest their employer's illegal acts. If your company has been accused of retaliating against a current or former employee, we will aggressively defend the allegations.

Helping Employers Help Themselves

Employment disputes can hinge on your company's employment records. If your company has accurate, complete records, it can go a long way toward proving that you did not violate the law. Our attorney will closely analyze all the evidence to help your company seek the best possible outcome. We can represent clients in mediation, arbitration, litigation and in administrative proceedings before the California or Federal Department of Labor, the DFEH, EEOC and other organizations.

Contact Our Law Firm To Start Your Defense

Call our Fremont employer defense law firm to schedule a consultation.