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THE SEMPERS LAW FIRM is dedicated to protecting and enforcing employees' rights in the public and private sectors and based in Los Angeles, California.

Our goal is to help employees with a wide range of employment issues, including wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, unpaid wages, pregnancy, gender, race and age discrimination, disability discrimination, and religious discrimination.

We represent only employees.

When you come to us, you can expect honest advice and dedicated legal service.

Our employment law firm handles only a limited number of cases so that we can provide the highest level of legal representation and personal attention to each client.

Our clients are people from all walks of life - alarm inspectors and installers, assemblers, automobile industry employees, cable industry employees, commissioned salespeople, disaster-recovery workers, hotel employees, hospitality industry employees, janitorial workers, property management employees, restaurant and fast-food employees, retail employees, safety inspectors, service & repair workers, temporary staffing employees, technology workers.

We serve clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Imperial, Alameda, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, San Jose, Sacramento, San Francisco, and everywhere else in California.

If you have been mistreated in your workplace or feel your employer has violated your rights, call 888-762-0297 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation.

To schedule a free consultation, use the form below or call us at 888-762-0297.

Written by Zachary J. Sempers,
Employment lawyer

Last updated on September 25, 2020.

Employment Lawyer. Los Angeles, California.
Employment Lawyer. Los Angeles, California.

What to Know

Employment Lawyer Explains

How do I know if I am wrongfully terminated?

California is an "at-will" employment state. In general, "at-will" employment means that an employer can terminate an employee for a good reason, a bad reason, or no reason, but not for an illegal reason. For example, where an employer's termination of an employee violates a law or statute, or that termination goes against public policy. If you believe your employer terminated you because of your race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status, you should talk to an employment lawyer. Additionally, if you believe your employer terminated your employment because you engaged in a protected activity such as complaining about unpaid wages, or for filing a complaint about harassment, discrimination or retaliation, you should speak with an employment lawyer.

How to prove retaliation?

In California, proving retaliation frequently requires showing that a) you engaged in a protected activity, b) your employer took action against you, and c) your employer terminated your job because of these actions.

Protected activity may include – among other things, complaining about sexual harassment, racial discrimination, unsafe or illegal practices, refusing to participate in unlawful activities, or filing a complaint to recover unpaid wages.

What is a typical employment lawsuit settlement?

Each case is different. The compensation for an employment claim in California depends upon many variables. It includes the nature of your claim, the number of parties involved, and the damages. If you want to know what settlement realistically to expect in your specific case, call us and ask to speak with an employment lawyer.

Age discrimination

California's laws require the employees and workers seeking employment to be hired based on their abilities, not their age. This applies to job seekers and applicants over 40. Certain prohibited questions or practices can come up at any stage of the employment relationship as early as advertising or recruiting for the position. If you think you were discriminated against because of your age, consult with an employment lawyer right away.

Unpaid commissions in California

If you didn't get paid commissions earned or didn't get paid on time, in California, you have the right to file a lawsuit against your employer. An employment lawyer can evaluate your claim and determine the right remedy to help you get paid. Under the California employment law, once a commission has been earned, the employee has a right to be paid.

Do California employment laws protect foreign nationals?

Yes. The employment laws of California protect all workers without regard to their immigration status. If you are a foreign national working in California, an employment lawyer can help you collect your unpaid wages.

What is the average settlement for an employment lawsuit in California?

Knowing other people's settlement may not help you. Each case is different, and your claim could be very different from other people's claims. If you want to know what settlement realistically to expect in your case, you need to speak with an employment lawyer.

Can I file a claim without an employment lawyer?

Yes, but consulting an employment lawyer first is highly recommended. Employment law is always changing, and there are specific strict deadlines (statutes of limitations) for filing every employment dispute. An employment lawyer can help you calculate damages and determine the best course of action for your claim. Call us at 888-762-0297 if you have any questions. We don't charge for consultations.