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At Feher Law, our dedicated team specializes in various employment law issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage disputes. We understand each case’s unique circumstances and emotional weight, approaching every client with empathy and commitment to seeking justice. 

With expertise in both state and federal labor laws governing employee rights in California, our attorneys provide strategic advice tailored to individual situations, whether negotiating severance packages or advocating for unpaid overtime wages.

For those in Huntington Beach seeking a resolution to their employment-related grievances, we are here to help you and your employment case. 

16152 Beach Blvd #200
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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Why Choose Us?

When you choose Feher Law to handle your employment law case, you gain access to tailored advantages explicitly designed to navigate the complexities of such legal matters:

  • No Upfront Costs: Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no initial charges for our services. Fees are only collected if we achieve a successful outcome in your case, ensuring our objectives are aligned with securing the best possible result for you without imposing financial strain during a challenging period.
  • Compassionate Strategies: We understand that seeking legal assistance often arises during times of distress and vulnerability, particularly in employment law cases where issues like wrongful termination or discrimination can have profound impacts.
  • Litigation and Trial Expertise: Our litigation and trial expertise encompasses the full spectrum of legal proceedings, from initial claim filing to navigating complex litigation and, when needed, advocating vigorously during trial. With a deep understanding of procedural nuances and strategic insights, we’re committed to presenting your case powerfully to secure the justice you deserve.
  • Exceptional Experience: Feher Law has a proven track record of securing settlements exceeding millions in various employment law cases, including a recent $1,000,000 settlement in an employment law case involving wrongful termination. In this instance, a man was wrongfully terminated from his job after suffering an injury. Instead of engaging in California’s interactive process, his employer terminated him.

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Meet Your Huntington Beach Employment Law Attorneys

 

Get to know the dedicated legal team at Feher Law Firm, specializing in a wide range of employment law matters to protect your rights and seek justice:

What Our Clients Are Saying

Hear directly from our satisfied clients about how Feher Law Firm’s relentless dedication, deep expertise, and focus on results have made a real difference in resolving their employment law issues. Their stories reveal the strong reputation we’ve built through hard work and success.

Miguel Alvarado-MartinezMiguel Alvarado-Martinez ★★★★★ ✅Staff is Professional.✅Knows client needs.✅Detailed✅Proven Client Satisfaction record. ✅Patient & understanding (care assessment).✅Will perform extraordinary task for client.JOHN “NAVYMAN96” SOTOJOHN “NAVYMAN96” SOTO ★★★★★ Feher law firm, they are Knowledgeable Professional experts. I would highly recommend inquiring about them to represent you if you have attained a personal injury through no fault of your own. A+ law firm highly recommendJimmy TurciosJimmy Turcios ★★★★★ Thanks you Law firm is Helpful. One of Gizi Bilingual workers helped me very Good. They keep the Questions understandable and Very Simple to Reply. Your office Law firm is a 10 Rating.Ronald StayerRonald Stayer ★★★★★ I want to tell you these people jump through hoops too take care of you !! They call you and or text you every step of the way making sure you receive the best care and check on you too ensure your doing well they strive to be the best at what they do to protect you !!! They are there for you 24/7 I want to thank everyone at the office of Feher law firmRon sAria FadakarAria Fadakar ★★★★★ Tom Feher and his team are excellent litigators and trial attorneys. I’ve had the privilege of working with them side by side on multiple cases. As a result of that, I have seen the inner workings of how they plan, prepare, and execute. Above being attorneys, they know how to blend law and business while also staying personable and authentic to their clients and audience. Being personable is what gets your clients to trust you and a jury to like you. Since Tom and his team know how to be personable while practicing the rigid elements of law, they are able to get strong verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. Also, you can’t fake authenticity. A jury can read an inauthentic person from a mile away. That’s why Tom and his team can deliver. Strong legal minds, personable, and authentic.Madelin MachadoMadelin Machado ★★★★★ Their office diligently assisted in a stressful situation by handling the case from beginning to end. Made a bad situation better as I focused on myself instead, highly recommend their firm.luis miguel orozcoluis miguel orozco ★★★★★ I spoke to Gizy and she provided attentive, and expeditious service, thanks to the information I received from her ,I did resolved my legal issue I had, I would definitely ask for legal advice from them, sincerely thank you.Sophie E.Sophie E. ★★★★★ This is the A team you want in your corner.Raul AguilarRaul Aguilar ★★★★★ Excellent service, on time, friendly, respectful 100% recommended thank you for your serviceJ VJ V ★★★★★ The people there are nice and they are motivated.sandra castillosandra castillo ★★★★★ This firm is so special to our hearts. They kept us updated on our case and were so supportive to our situation. We recommend this firm. We really appreciate all the hard work they did for us!!!Moi LozanoMoi Lozano ★★★★★ Searching for legal help on the web, and to communicate back and forth while on the go is very convenient for anyone.Natalia LacerdaNatalia Lacerda ★★★★★ I want to express my gratitude for the amazing support from Feher Law. The professionalism, attention, and care are outstanding. At every step and in every detail, you can always count on them. Their team is incredible and helps you understand all your questions and concerns. I highly recommend them, best law firm in Los Angeles. Thank you Feher Law.OscarOscar ★★★★★ First I would like to thank Frank and his team for the outstanding service. Communication was on point. Frank always kept me updated throughout the case. I was in a car accident and I chose Feher Law to represent me, I highly recommend them to anybody that needs to be represented. Don’t think twice about it ! Thank you Frank and thank you Feher law !Eric GarciaEric Garcia ★★★★★ After getting rear ended in a really bad Car Accident, I was Referred to Feher Law. Tom, and his team have payed full attention to the details of my case. They have represented me throughout the process of my injury, recovery, and total compensation. They update me on all my appointments, checking in on me to see how I’m feeling, and consistently showing there support, and professionalism. There top notch representation always has my best interest in mind. There great efforts, and service gives me piece of mind.I will refer This Law Firm to all my family, and friends.Eli WillEli Will ★★★★★ They are very professional n make you feel happy with your decision of choosing themMiguel BeltranMiguel Beltran ★★★★★ Thank you for your service, it was a pleasure talking to Gizi. It was very informative about car accidents and the guidance of helping my dad with his employment issue.GMGM ★★★★★ Great place to go to if you're ever in an accident or need assistance in anything. Very professional and are straightforward team. Since the first call with this firm, it was welcoming and easy! I recommend to anyone. Thank you Feher Law Firm!Christopher OrozcoChristopher Orozco ★★★★★ Coolest and straightforward team as well as lawyer. They are less intimidating than the corporate one. To anyone who is shy or scared, I highly recommend contacting them. Just talking of whatever situation you are in, they listen and even guide you in your thoughts. The whole team treats you as a person and not as a robot.Christina HeiligChristina Heilig ★★★★★ It has been a pleasure working with the team at Feher Law. The process has been simple, and I’ve been updated along the way. I appreciate how they’ve taken the complicated parts out of this process and helped me understand what to do during at each step.Amanda GribbleAmanda Gribble ★★★★★ There really are no words to express my thanks and gratitude for not only this firm, but for my case manager Frank Murillo. He has gone above and beyond from our very first interaction all the way until my case was settled. Very personable and professional.Amanda LopezAmanda Lopez ★★★★★ I had an amazing experience with Feher law! The customer service was outstanding, and was exactly what I was looking for. I was so pleased with the service I received from FRANK, he went above and beyond to get me what I deserved. I would definitely recommend them for any auto accident lawyer!!!!Rudy ToledoRudy Toledo ★★★★★ Frank and his team are awesome! I was in a car accident and he helped me greatly! They are point on and professional. I give them 5 stars for a great job! If I need assistance in the future , it will be Frank I will turn to.Horacio MartellHoracio Martell ★★★★★ It’s been a great experience with the help and business of Feher law. They’ve been professional, prompt and patient, and worked hard for me and my sister highly recommend.Erika S.Erika S. ★★★★★ They were efficient and helpful. Thank you!melvin rossmelvin ross ★★★★★ As a result of being rear ended in a car accident, Thomas Feher, Esq.and Mansour Soltanmoradi Esq.of Feher Law, APC, led a team of attorneys to pursue compensation for my injuries. Feher Law’s initial overview of my case not only helped me to better understand its strengths and complexity but provided assurance that my choice was an excellent one for a successful outcome. In addition, it allowed me the opportunity to focus on medical injuries, surgery and personal matters. I was especially pleased with Mansour Soltanmoradi’s regular communication regarding mediation, court preparation updates and personal inquiries regarding my recuperation and well being. The professionalism of Mansour Soltanmoradi’s team, attention to detail and personal concern for me as a client was exceptional. By the way, compensation met expectations and I recommend Feher Law, APC, without reservation …MelChamont CortesChamont Cortes ★★★★★ This Law group was very professional and always kept me updated with legal processes. Sure cases take time but the end result was excellent and they fought for my rights.Erin PriestErin Priest ★★★★★ There was a little pick of a hiccup at the beginning but otherwise they did great. They got me the highest settlement possible. They also helped me out dealing when I had to deal with a horrible doctors office. They were behind me 100%. I would definitely recommend them.Daniel HurtadoDaniel Hurtado ★★★★★ Great service and great representation. I tell you what’s going to happen. I don’t need you wan very great service. I’d recommend this to anyone.Sam NDSam ND ★★★★★ I'm an attorney. I'm writing this review based on my personal experience with Tom and Feher Law. I had the privilege to watch Tom take the lead on many large cases against large corporations and insurance companies.Tom was able to secure so many multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts, that it is hard to list them all. I was impressed by his skills, composure, compassion, and work ethics. He is responsive, prideful, and beyond skillful.I'm confident that Tom at Feher Law is the perfect attorney to handle all your personal injury cases including car and trucking crashes in Los Angeles and all of California. He has my highest recommendation.Stephanie CowieStephanie Cowie ★★★★★ This is a public note of thanks to the Feher Law group. I was having a very negative experience with another law group and switcher firms based on recommendations from several other professionals. Tom Feher has been honest, supportive, and ethical. The results of my case are far better than expected. This firm is professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Believe me when I say that the attorneys are strong advocates for their clients. Thank you!Bonnie CaseyBonnie Casey ★★★★★ The most amazing lawyers and staff! They agreed I had a legitimate case and completely handled every aspect. From initially obtaining video of the incident, statements from those involved, all the way to mediation. The settlement we received was very fair! 5 stars isn’t enough! I highly recommend!Eddie RobinsonEddie Robinson ★★★★★ After getting lied too by another law firm Frank at Feher Law stepped in and took care of my dad and I. We were injured in a road rage accident and his truck was damaged. Frank immediately made the insurance company accept there responsibility and a check was mailed. My medical was paid my dads truck got fixed and we both ended up with cash for our troubles. I'm glad my dad called Feher Law .Cara McReynoldsCara McReynolds ★★★★★ I can not thank Feher Law enough for the hard work and dedication into making a very difficult situation easier to get through. I am also very thankful for the time and understanding each one has put into our case. I would not hesitate to hire them again. 10/10Cassie RCassie R ★★★★★ Very attentive and compassionate team that paid attention to details which produced pleasant results. Very grateful and thankful.Matt MunozMatt Munoz ★★★★★ Toms a Great Guy and will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve!Kathy MotleyKathy Motley ★★★★★ Tom Feher Law was very professional & knowledgeable. I’ve never had to do something like this & they were there for me, supportive, knowledgeable, & most of all patient with my situation. They helped guide me through what was needed & were there with answers to my questions. I would highly recommend them, for not just their professionalism, but explaining everything so that I could understand the legalities of the lawsuit!MahdiMahdi ★★★★★ I was directed to Feher Law office by my attorney who took care of me until my surgery was done. I was almost sure that this office must have been qualified but I couldn't confirm it up to the time it is finished.Now, I am so delighted to say thank you to Mr. Feher and every single member of his great team members, for their qualified professional efforts, apart from the abundant financial compensation they sorted out for me.I wish you the best in helping people who need you desperately and hopelessly in their harsh days of life.Megan BravermanMegan Braverman ★★★★★ I’ve known Feher Law since its inception, and would highly recommend anyone that has been injured or has a potential personal injury lawsuit to turn to Feher Law for help. Tom Feher not only has ample experience, but truly cares about his clients. His compassion goes beyond what many lawyers possess. He is also known for getting high dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. I will also add that their staff is friendly, responsive and very helpful.Lawrence FriedlLawrence Friedl ★★★★★ Truly an amazing experience. I had the privilege of being represented by Tom, Shant and everyone else there at the firm. From the first phone call I felt so taken care of, everyone frequently kept in contact with me to keep me up to date and make sure I was well. I’ve got way too much good stuff to say about you guys. I received way more than I would have dreamed that I’d get from my tbi accident. Thank you, sincerely.js_loader

Understanding Employment Laws in California

California is known for having some of the most progressive employment laws in the United States, designed to offer extensive protections to workers across a wide array of industries: 

  1. Wage and Hour: California sets stringent regulations regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, meal breaks, and rest periods. The state’s minimum wage consistently ranks among the highest in the nation, reflecting its commitment to ensuring that workers are fairly compensated for their labor. Additionally, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times their regular rate for hours worked beyond eight in a day or forty in a week.
  2. Discrimination Protections: Under California law, it’s illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on protected characteristics such as race, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age (40 and over), disability (physical or mental), medical condition (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding-related conditions), marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, immigration status, language use while off duty, or political activities/affiliations. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines further clarify and enforce these rules, promoting a diverse and inclusive work environment for all.
  3. Harassment Policies: Harassment of any kind—sexual harassment included—is strictly prohibited under state legislation. Employers must take reasonable steps to prevent harassment within their premises by implementing effective policies and training programs to educate staff about unacceptable behaviors and their consequences.

The Legal Rights of Employees in California

In California, workers are given a wide range of legal rights to promote fairness and safety in the workplace. These protections cover everything from how much you get paid to how your employer and colleagues should treat you:

  1. Right to a Safe Workplace: Employers are required to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees under Cal/OSHA regulations. Employees can report unsafe conditions without fear of retaliation and receive training and protective equipment when necessary.
  2. Right to Family and Medical Leave: California’s Family Rights Act (CFRA) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) laws grant eligible employees the right to take time off work for family and medical reasons, including bonding with a new child or caring for a seriously ill family member.
  3. Right to Privacy: Employees have the right to privacy in the workplace, including protection from unwarranted searches of personal belongings and electronic communications.

Employers' Legal Rights in California

Employers in California also have legal rights designed to protect their interests and ensure compliance with state and federal laws: 

  1. Right to Hire, Terminate and Promote: Employers have the right to hire, promote, discipline, and terminate employees based on legitimate business reasons, as long as they do not violate anti-discrimination laws or breach employment contracts.
  2. Right to Establish Workplace Policies: To maintain order, productivity, and compliance with legal requirements, these policies may include dress codes, attendance policies, and codes of conduct.
  3. Right to Manage Employee Performance: Including providing feedback, setting performance goals, and implementing performance improvement plans when necessary.
  4. Right to Protect Trade Secrets and Confidential Information from unauthorized disclosure or misuse by employees.
  5. Right to Defend Against Claims: Employers have the right to defend themselves against employee claims and misconduct allegations through legal representation and due process.

Why Should I Hire a Huntington Beach Employment Law Attorney?

Dealing with work-related legal issues, like making an EEOC complaint or taking your employer to court for things like sexual harassment or unfair treatment, can be really tough to do by yourself. The mix of national and California state laws creates a lot of hurdles for employees trying to figure out their legal rights and what steps they need to take next.

This is where the expertise of a skilled Huntington Beach employment lawyer becomes invaluable. Feher Law offers crucial guidance and unwavering support throughout every phase of your case, ensuring you’re not alone in this challenging journey.

With strict employment regulations enforced by both California and the federal government through the EEOC, facing your employer in any dispute demands thorough preparation and strategic insight. 

Deadlines to File a Claim

California’s statute of limitations dictates the timeframe within which a claim must be filed to pursue legal action. For claims based on an oral agreement regarding employment law violations, such as wrongful termination or discrimination, the statute of limitations typically requires that the claim be filed within two years from the date of the alleged violation.

However, if the claim is based on a written agreement, such as an employment contract or severance agreement, the statute of limitations extends to 4 years. These deadlines are essential to note, as failing to file a claim within the designated timeframe may result in the loss of your legal right to seek recourse for the alleged violations.

How Do I Know if I Can File an Employment Law Claim?

Generally, you can pursue legal action against your employer under specific circumstances:

  1. Discrimination and Harassment: If you’ve faced discrimination or harassment based on protected characteristics like race, gender, age, or disability, you may have grounds for a lawsuit under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
  2. Retaliation: California law prohibits retaliation against employees for reporting illegal conduct or exercising their rights under employment laws. If you’ve experienced retaliation, you can sue your employer.
  3. Wage and Hour Violations: If your employer has violated wage and hour laws, such as failing to pay minimum wage or overtime, you may have a claim for unpaid wages or damages.
  4. Wrongful Termination: California recognizes various forms of wrongful termination, including retaliation for whistleblowing or violating public policy. If you’ve been wrongfully terminated, you can sue your employer.
  5. Unsafe Working Conditions: If your employer has maintained unsafe working conditions that have led to injury or illness, you may have a claim for damages under Cal/OSHA standards.

Before pursuing legal action, it’s vital to consult with an employment attorney in Huntington Beach to evaluate your case, understand your rights, and navigate the legal process effectively.

Evidence Needed to File a Claim Against Your Employer

When filing a claim against your employer, gathering relevant evidence to support your case is essential. This may include:

  1. Documentation: Any written records such as employment contracts, emails, performance evaluations, or company policies related to the alleged violation.
  2. Witness Statements: Statements from co-workers or other witnesses who can corroborate your claims.
  3. Pay Stubs and Time Records: Documents showing your work hours, wages, and any payment discrepancies.
  4. Incident Reports: If applicable, any incident reports filed with your employer regarding discriminatory behavior, harassment, or unsafe working conditions.
  5. Medical Records: These can support your claim if you’ve suffered physical or emotional harm due to workplace conditions.
  6. Communication Records with your employer regarding the issue, such as complaints or requests for accommodation.

Important First Steps to Take

Being let go from a job can be stressful and confusing, leaving you unsure of what to do next. However, taking the right steps immediately after being let go is imperative for your future employment prospects and legal rights. 

Here’s a brief list of the essential actions to consider following your departure from a role:

  1. Review Your Termination Letter: It may contain important information regarding the reason for your termination and any rights or benefits you’re entitled to upon separation.
  2. Collect Documentation: Gather any relevant documents related to your employment, such as your employment contract, performance evaluations, emails, or memos. 
  3. Review Company Policies: Familiarize yourself with your former employer’s policies and procedures, particularly those related to termination and severance benefits. 
  4. File for Unemployment Benefits: If you qualify, this can provide temporary financial support while you seek new employment opportunities.
  5. Assess Legal Options: Consider speaking with our employment lawyers from Feher Law to evaluate the circumstances of your termination and determine if you have grounds for legal action.

What Can I Expect To Pay?

We’re committed to removing that burden from your shoulders by offering our legal services on a contingency fee basis for employment law claims. This means you won’t have to worry about any upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses.

Our contingency fee structure is designed with your best interests in mind: our payment is contingent upon the successful resolution of your case. In other words, our fees are only collected if we successfully secure compensation for you—aligning our goals directly with yours and ensuring that we are fully invested in fighting for the justice and settlement you deserve.

Areas We Specialize In

Whether you’ve faced unfair treatment, harassment, or pay issues at work, our team is here to guide you through every step of your legal journey. From tackling wrongful termination cases to fighting discrimination and beyond, we offer expert support tailored just for you in the following areas: 

  • Wrongful Termination: If you’ve been wrongfully fired from your job due to reasons such as discrimination, harassment, or reporting illegal activities, you have legal recourse. Our wrongful termination attorneys can assist you in regaining your job or recovering damages.
  • Discrimination: Federal and state laws protect employees against workplace discrimination based on various factors such as race, sex, disability, and age. If you’ve experienced discrimination in the form of a hostile work environment or negative employment decisions, we can help you pursue damages and uphold your rights.
  • Retaliation: If your employer has taken action against you for an action that is protected, our retaliation lawyers can step in and build your case.
  • Sexual Harassment: Instances of sexual harassment, including discrimination based on sex, gender, or pregnancy, constitute a violation of workplace rights.
  • Wage and Hour Claims: California’s stringent laws regarding employee payment are enforced to protect workers’ rights. Whether you’ve been improperly paid or have concerns about wage and hour issues, our team can guide you through the legal process and advocate for fair compensation.
  • Whistleblower Claims: Reporting illegal activities by your employer is protected under federal and California state laws. If you face retaliation or wrongful termination for whistleblowing, we can help you recover damages and navigate the legal complexities.
  • Executives and Professionals: For executives and professionals navigating legal issues, we offer tailored assistance with contracts, agreements, and strategic decision-making to safeguard their interests and career advancement.

Other Locations We Serve

As Southern California lawyers, we proudly cover the major cities in the Huntington beach area, including but not limited to:

  • Anaheim
  • Buena Park
  • Costa Mesa
  • Fullerton
  • Garden Grove
  • Huntington Beach
  • Irvine
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Lake Forest
  • Mission Viejo
  • Newport Beach
  • Orange
  • Santa Ana
  • Tustin
  • Westminster
  • Yorba Linda

Speak to a Huntington Beach Employment Law Attorney Today!

Don’t let employment issues linger and affect your peace of mind. Take the first step towards resolving your concerns by speaking with our Huntington Beach employment attorneys. At Feher Law, we understand the difficulties of employment law and are committed to providing you with personalized, effective legal solutions after discussing your case.

Whether you’re facing workplace disputes, contract uncertainties, or any other employment-related challenges, our experienced attorneys are here to help guide you through every step. 

Contact us today at (866) 646-6676 to schedule an initial free consultation.

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FAQs

Yes, you can sue an employer under certain circumstances in California. California, like many other states, has employment laws to protect workers' rights. If you believe that your employer has violated these laws or engaged in unlawful conduct, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against them for your mistreatment. 

The duration of employment law cases varies widely depending on factors like complexity and whether they go to trial or settle out of court. Simple cases may be resolved in a few months through negotiation or mediation, while complex cases with multiple parties or intricate legal issues can take several years. 

Court backlogs and scheduling may also prolong proceedings. It's crucial for parties involved to be prepared for potential delays and work closely with legal representation to navigate the process efficiently.

Yes, it's possible to sue your employer while continuing to work there, but outcomes vary based on circumstances and employer response. While some may opt for internal resolution or mediation, others may respond with disciplinary actions or termination.

In California employment law cases, the settlement process typically initiates through negotiations between the plaintiff and defendant or their legal representatives, spanning from pre-litigation to trial stages. These discussions aim to reach a mutually agreeable resolution, often involving monetary compensation or changes in employment conditions. 

If an agreement is reached, it's formalized in writing and signed by both parties, marking the case's resolution. However, if negotiations fail, the case may proceed to trial, where a judge or jury renders a verdict based on presented evidence. Settlement discussions may persist even after trial proceedings commence, potentially leading to a resolution before a final judgment is reached.

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