San Diego Employment Lawyer
What Does an Employment Lawyer Do?
Employment lawyers, like San Diego attorney John McCarthy, fight for employee rights. Harassment, discrimination, wage disputes, workplace safety and health, wrongful termination, family and medical leave, and reasonable accommodations, lead to conflict between an employer and employee. Workplace lawyers help.
Experienced employment lawyers review the merits of the dispute or complaint, advise employees on the next logical course of action including: how to raise issues, request accommodation, negotiate settlements or litigate in court, and litigate and try cases when necessary.
Employment lawyers handle discrimination issues under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act. These laws cover issues like age discrimination, disability discrimination (including reasonable accommodation, the interactive process and cancer discrimination), pregnancy discrimination, racial discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Discrimination attorneys can help employees build workplace discrimination case and even save employees' jobs before they become victims of wrongful termination. Employment lawyers handle wrongful termination, and hiring discrimination cases, which are difficult to win because of California’s presumption of at will employment.
Workplace lawyers fight for employee privacy, and consistent application of employee handbooks and policies. Employment lawyers also enforce California wage laws (including overtime, minimum wage, meal and periods, and waiting time penalties), represent employees in wage and overtime disputes, and advise employees on common overtime issues (like overtime for salaried employees), time limits, keeping detailed records, how to collect unemployment benefits, and on a variety of other legal matters.
Why Hire an Employment Lawyer?
Employment lawyers represent employees in lawsuits and arbitrations involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage disputes. But, an experienced attorney lawyer can also give employees legal advice and counsel concerning sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage disputes, defamation, whistleblower protection, family and medical leave, reasonable accommodation, employment contracts, and even how to save a job and avoid wrongful termination. Statistics show that employees lose most employment lawsuits, especially when they do not have the right legal counsel. Employment laws are constantly changing, so hiring an experienced lawyer can make the difference between keeping your job, recovering lost time, money, and damages, or never getting compensated for your loss.
Why Hire San Diego Employment Attorney John McCarthy?
Since starting the Law Offices of John F. McCarthy, in San Diego, Attorney John McCarthy has worked tirelessly to help employees throughout California ensure their civil rights in the workplace. Attorney McCarthy provides practical counsel and zealous advocacy for the victims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Attorney McCarthy has taken on individual harassers, Fortune 50 companies and even the Courts themselves to ensure better working conditions across California.
Attorney McCarthy’s unrelenting pursuit of justice and his passion for workers’ rights stems from his growing up in a small farming community. After graduating from law school, Attorney McCarthy went to work for an employment defense firm representing large agricultural employers. Attorney McCarthy saw firsthand the atrocities many employers would commit in order to make more money. As an associate, Attorney McCarthy recognized that he was a part of the problem. He wanted to be part of the solution. So, Attorney McCarthy opened his office in San Diego, and hasn’t looked back.
Attorney McCarthy truly cares about his clients and it shows. Not surprisingly, Attorney McCarthy’s clients have described him as being, “extremely knowledgeable in all things labor law” and “very fair and honest,” a “RocknRolla,” and even, “the mother f-in’ man.” John’s clients come from all walks of life. They include everyone from immigrant workers that are the victims of sexual harassment to hospital whistleblowers that are wrongfully terminated. John relishes the role of the underdog, taking on employers who have hired defense firms with 1000 times as many employees.
Every year John volunteers with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program to provide pro bono legal advice for homeless veterans at Stand Down. John has also volunteered to serve as a speaker, judge, and even a witness for law students at all three San Diego law schools. John is truly dedicating himself and his practice to a greater good.
In addition to running his law practice, and being nationally recognized as a "superb" labor and employment lawyer, top wrongful termination lawyer, top discrimination lawyer, and top defamation lawyer, John speaks on labor and employment laws, publishes an employment law blog, has written for the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, San Diego County Bar Association, The State Bar of California, National Employment Lawyers Association and California Employment Lawyers Association where he serves as a mentor, and where he helps draft State and Federal Legislation to help employees. In his spare time, John is a board member of the Ocean Beach Kiwanis.
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