Labor & Employment Law

We have extensive experience handling Labor and Employment Law matters, including trials, appeals, settlements, arbitrations, and mediations, in both State and Federal Court. We represent both employees and employers.

We prosecute and defend cases for:

  • Race Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Whistle-Blower Lawsuits
  • Unlawful Harassment
  • Violation of Public Policy
  • Union Discrimination
  • Wrongful Termination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Medical Condition Discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Breach of Oral and Written Contract

Representing Employees

Our experience as lead employment attorneys for The Boeing Company and Rockwell International Corporation, and our work with other companies, gives us a significant advantage when we represent employees: We understand how employers think. We know how they evaluate cases, how they prepare for trial, and what they say to juries. We know what they don't want you to find, and we know how to find it.

We use our special insight to get better results for our clients.

We bring passion and commitment to every case, as well as the ability to vigorously prosecute your case from beginning to end. We are able to navigate through a complex body of law while competing against high-priced corporate lawyers. We fight for our clients. We respect our clients. In turn, our clients trust us.

Have you been the victim of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation?

* It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against you or harass you because of your race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, medical condition, or national origin;

* It is unlawful for an employer or any employee to sexually harass you;

* It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate against you for reporting or complaining about discrimination, or for participating in an investigation, or for opposing discriminatory practices;

* It is unlawful for an employer to fail to take reasonable steps to prevent discrimination or harassment when the employer knows or should know that it is occurring.

Have you been the victim of some other type of serious employer misconduct? For example:

* It is unlawful for an employer to fail to maintain a safe and healthful workplace for its employees, or to refuse to provide state and federal family medical leave benefits;

* It is unlawful to mistreat or harass an employee because of their military service or status, or in certain situations to refuse to employ or reemploy a military reservist;

* It is unlawful for an employer to fail to properly pay hourly and nonexempt employees, or to misclassify their status, or to fail or refuse to pay overtime. An employer who willfully fails to timely pay all money owed an hourly employee after termination, must pay "waiting time penalties" of up to 30 times a single day's wages.

* It is unlawful for an employer to mistreat an employee for filing a workers' compensation claim, or for engaging in union activities, or for reporting the employer's misconduct to a governmental agency.

When an employer commits an unlawful act, the employee may be entitled to monetary damages as compensation for the employer's wrongdoing. This may include compensatory damages (loss of income and medical expenses), general damages (emotional pain and suffering), and punitive damages (to punish or make an example of the employer)

Our primary focus in employment cases is obtaining financial compensation for our clients. It's very gratifying when we're able to make a difference in a client's life.

Severance Agreements

Employers occasionally offer Severance Agreements to employees who are being terminated. These Agreements are typically offered in three situations: 1) The employer has a written contractual obligation to pay severance; 2) The employer has a policy or practice of providing severance to certain employees, usually executives and high-level managers; or 3) The employer makes a business decision to offer a terminated employee a severance payment in exchange for the employee's written promise never to sue the employer.

At the Law Offices of Allan P. Loewe we have considerable experience advising clients whether they should sign the Severance Agreement as presented, attempt to negotiate better terms, or reject the Severance Agreement and file a lawsuit against the employer.

Termination can create great emotional and financial turmoil for you and your family. With the stakes so high, you should seek the advice of an experienced attorney.

Representing Employers

We possess the legal expertise and experience to advise employers on a wide range of issues. As lead employment counsel for The Boeing Company and Rockwell International Corporation for over 18 years, we have accumulated a vast reservoir of knowledge and experience that lets us provide you with first-class representation at affordable prices.

We will defend you against administrative claims filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as lawsuits filed against you based on claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and related causes of action.

We also have expertise in negotiating, drafting and enforcing employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and similar contractual provisions. We are able to draft employee handbooks and employment policies, or review your existing handbooks and policies for legal accuracy and smart strategy.

We provide advice about handling problem performers, appropriate discipline, creating a paper trail, making and processing a discharge decision, and many other day-to-day issues faced by employers in California. We are also skilled in resolving cases before trial, through mediation and informal settlement negotiations.

Attorney's Fees and Costs

We charge employers our prevailing hourly rate at the time of retention. Retainers are determined on a case-by-case basis. Our clients are responsible for court costs, although we may advance costs in certain situations.

We handle most cases for employees on a contingency fee basis. Our clients are responsible for court costs, although we advance costs in most situations.

We offer a free telephone or office consultation in most cases.

Contact us about your legal matter today!

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