Employee Rights

Award-winning advocates for employee justice

Workplaces should be safe places that pay you fairly. Sadly, many workers experience illegal and unfair working conditions.

At Valerian Law we help California workers with all forms of employee rights. We help workers experiencing illegal work situations, such as wage theft, misclassification, unequal pay, unsafe workplaces, retaliation, and discrimination. We recover compensation, protect careers, and improve workplaces through individual and class action cases. 

It can be challenging to navigate the many laws and regulations regarding labor and employment rights on your own. Our labor and employment attorneys can assist you regardless of whether you are an employee looking for information about harassment in the workplace or you have come across large-scale violations and need to file a whistleblower lawsuit. 

We are here to help with all your employee rights questions and needs.

Types Of Employment Cases We Handle

Our California labor and employment attorneys have experience handling the following types of disputes:

What are my rights as an employee in California?

California employment law protects employee rights in a number of ways. At our firm, we understand the best ways to utilize the legal system to your advantage.



Minimum wage and overtime pay (for non-exempt workers)


Meal and rest breaks (for non-exempt workers)


Protection against discrimination in the workplace based on race, religion, gender, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and ethnicity


Protection against harassment at work (including both hostile work environment and sexual harassment)


Limited unpaid family leave (in most cases)


Accommodations such as changes to hours, modifying job duties, and medical leave when there is a physical or mental disability or medical condition 


Freedom from retaliation for complaining about workplace conditions, unfair or unequal pay, seeking reasonable accommodations, opposing harassment or discrimination, cooperating with an investigation, or filing a claim


Safe working conditions and the right to file complaints with OSHA or Cal/OSHA


Paid sick leave (in most cases)


Protection from wrongful termination for filing a workers’ compensation claim, whistleblowing, and exercising other rights

Contact Our Employee Rights Attorneys

Valerian Law Firm has an in-depth understanding of the laws designed to protect employees against illegal work situations, such as wage theft, misclassification, unequal pay, unsafe workplaces, retaliation, and discrimination. Our attorneys take the time to understand your needs and carefully examine all details surrounding your case in order to provide you with effective solutions.

Call our law office today or use the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation.

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