Protecting Employees Rights
The Law Office of Ball & Yorke is experienced in representing employees in complex employment matters between parties in a disagreement. We understand that these cases can be very stressful and can result in a feeling of helplessness, as they directly involve your career and livelihood. The Law Office of Ball & Yorke has the tools to support and assist you with this challenge.
We are familiar with (DFEH) California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing complaint process and the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Committee), which is the federal version of the DFEH program. We file your claim with any and all applicable local, state and federal agencies. Our experience with this process allows us to identify key elements of individual cases to preserve the rights of our clients.
At the Law Office of Ball & Yorke we use all of our resources to protect your interests.
- We have an experienced and successful litigation team.
- We make demands on the employer to pay and provide whatever earned benefits or unpaid wages are owed.
- We are instrumental in obtaining documents (sometimes from uncooperative companies) that can be essential to determining liability.
- We are exhaustive in our investigative and research based approach.
- When employers are not interested in paying what is owed, and demands are not enough, we fight for a solution beneficial to our clients.
- We routinely demonstrate loss of earnings due to such cases through use of economic experts.
At the Law Office of Ball & Yorke we routinely litigate cases in which employers have taken part or been party to cases involving the following situations:
- Sexual Harassment;
- FEHA Violations;
- Breach of Contract Actions;
- Discrimination due to:
- Age (40 and over),
- Religious Creed,
- Denial of Family and Medical Care Leave,
- Disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS,
- Marital Status, and
If you feel that you have experienced any of the above situations at work or have questions, please feel free to contact the Law Office of Ball & Yorke at (805) 642-5177 to make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our California employment attorneys.
When you have been wrongfully terminated it can create a feeling of helplessness. It can feel like a final unfair decision that is out of your control. If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated for any reason, our talented and experienced team would like to answer your questions.
Wage and Hours Disputes
If you are in a dispute with your employer over wages owed to you or payment of overtime hours, we can offer you our expertise in California labor law. In these types of disputes it is important to establish a formal line of communication with the employer. There are many requirements and obligations that an employer must follow as detailed by the labor code, and our experience allows us to quickly identify applicable labor laws that may have been violated or ignored by the employer.
Breach Of Contract
If you are hired based on a contract, or if you entered into a contract with your employer to provide certain services and you feel that your employer has failed to meet the terms of the agreement, your employer’s action or failure to act may qualify as a breach of contract. Our experience with local business and working with these cases allows us to effectively demonstrate and support our clients’ claims. We regularly enforce various kinds of contracts within employment and business law.
The Fair Employment and Housing Commission regulations define sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and also includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser.
If you believe that actions taken by your employer are in retaliation against you for something you did, which was appropriate and reasonable (such as having submitted a DFEH complaint for sexual harassment against your employer) then it may be time to find an attorney. If you feel your employer is now retaliating by making your workplace a harder place to be, or by not allowing you privileges to which you were entitled before your disagreement or action, then you may have a case for retaliation.