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Huntington Beach Retaliation Lawyer

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In California, the issue of workplace retaliation is alarmingly prevalent. Over 69,000 complaints have been filed by workers with agencies like the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), RCI (Retaliation Complaints Investigation), and CRD (Civil Rights Division) alleging retaliatory actions against them. Specifically, in 2019, these bodies saw more than 24,000 reports from employees across the state who claimed they were subjected to unlawful retaliation.

This high volume of cases highlights a significant concern for employee rights and the importance of having knowledgeable legal support when facing such challenges. With this in mind, we are proud to defend unfairly targeted individuals after standing up for their rights or reporting workplace violations. 

Why Consider Feher Law

When you decide to work with Feher Law Firm, you’re not just choosing legal representation; you’re gaining a partner dedicated to navigating the nuanced landscape of employment law. Our personalized and focused approach ensures that our strategy is specifically crafted to meet your case’s unique challenges and needs. 

  • Empathetic Approaches: We recognize the emotional turmoil often accompanying legal matters, especially in cases involving wrongful termination or discrimination. Our compassionate strategies aim to support you during vulnerable times.
  • Zero Upfront Fees: We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t incur initial charges. Fees only apply upon successfully resolving your case, ensuring our alignment with securing optimal outcomes without imposing financial stress.
  • Litigation and Trial Expertise: Our expertise covers every step of the legal process, from filing initial claims to handling complex litigation stages and, if needed, representing you in court. With a deep understanding of procedural details and strategic skills, we are committed to vigorously advocating for your case to secure the justice you deserve.



Meet Your Huntington Beach Retaliation Lawyers

Our Huntington Beach employment attorneys are committed to protecting your rights and advocating for justice.

Client Testimonials

These testimonials show the solid reputation we’ve earned through our dedication and proven success:

Alma LunaAlma Luna ★★★★★ This Law Firm is THE best. They care about the clients and always have communication with us. I would highly recommend them. Thanks Mr. Murillo for always keeping me informed and for always answering my calls.Dominique DeLellesDominique DeLelles ★★★★★ Thank you Feher Law for taking over my case and providing stellar service throughout a horrible process of waiting. Tom and his team made it easy to be at ease with professional, honest, and timely open communication skills. Their dedication to providing the client with the best possible outcome deserved is obvious! You can’t go wrong with this firm.Armando RodriguezArmando Rodriguez ★★★★★ I cannot express how grateful I am to the incredible team at Feher Law for their outstanding work on my case. They not only represent me with the utmost professionalism but also secured a top-dollar settlement that exceeded my expectations.A special thanks to Gizi, whose guidance throughout the process was invaluable. Gizi’s dedication, knowledge, and unwavering support made a significant difference, helping me navigate with confidence and ease. Gizi was there every step of the way, ensuring I was informed.The entire team at Feher Law demonstrated exceptional skill and commitment, and I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone in need of expert legal representation. Thank you Feher Law for turning a challenging situation into a positive outcome.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 Legal Retaliation Laws in California

In California, retaliation laws protect employees from adverse actions taken by their employers in response to protected activities, such as reporting discrimination or harassment, participating in investigations, filing complaints, taking medical or family leave, and whistleblowing. 

These laws are enforced under state statutes like the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and various federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). 

To establish a retaliation claim, employees must demonstrate that:

  1. They engaged in protected activity,
  2. Experienced adverse employment action, and
  3. That there is a causal connection between the two

Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who exercise their rights under these laws, and those who engage in retaliatory behavior may be subject to legal consequences.

What Actions Are Considered Illegal Retaliation In the Workplace? 

Retaliation can take various forms, ranging from the following actions: 

  • Termination or layoff
  • Unjustified negative performance reviews
  • Unreasonable increase in workload
  • Denial of promotions or raises
  • Withholding training opportunities
  • Spreading false information about the employee
  • Physical or verbal abuse

Protected Retaliation Actions

In California, anti-retaliation laws offer employees robust protection for activities promoting workplace rights and safety. These protected actions include: 

  • Reporting Discrimination, Harassment, or Unsafe Conditions: Employees are protected when they report discrimination, harassment, or unsafe working conditions to management or relevant authorities.
  • Participating in Investigations: Under California law, engaging in internal or external investigations into workplace misconduct is considered a protected activity.
  • Filing Complaints: Employees have the right to file formal complaints with regulatory agencies regarding violations of workplace laws or regulations.
  • Exercising Medical or Family Leave Rights: Medical or family leave as provided by law is protected, ensuring employees can attend to personal or family health needs without fear of retaliation.
  • Whistleblowing: Reporting illegal or unethical behavior within the organization, known as whistleblowing, is protected under anti-retaliation laws.
  • Engaging in Union Activities: Including organizing, joining, or supporting a labor union.
  • Filing Workers’ Compensation Claims: Workers’ compensation laws provide benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses.

Employer Obligations For Workplace Retaliation

Employers are bound by law to prevent and effectively respond to any form of retaliation within the workplace. This responsibility entails crafting and implementing explicit policies against retaliation, ensuring that employees participating in protected activities—such as reporting discrimination or unsafe work conditions—are not subject to retaliatory actions.

Employers must also promptly investigate retaliation claims and enforce suitable disciplinary measures when such claims are verified. Equally important is educating staff and management on anti-retaliation laws and company policies to cultivate compliance and foster an environment of safety, respect, and open dialogue. 

Adhering to these duties helps safeguard employee rights and contributes significantly towards nurturing a workplace culture conducive to transparency and protection against unjust reprisals.

How to Build a Retaliation Case

Building a retaliation case requires careful preparation and understanding of your legal rights. If you’re facing retaliation in the workplace, it’s crucial to take proactive steps to build a strong case and protect your rights.

Here’s some advice on how to navigate this challenging situation:

  1. Document Everything: Keep detailed records of any incidents of retaliation you experience or witness. Note down dates, times, individuals involved, and descriptions of the retaliatory actions. Save relevant emails, memos, performance reviews, or other communications supporting your case.
  2. Gather Evidence: Collect additional evidence to strengthen your retaliation claim, such as witness statements, relevant company policies or procedures, and records of your protected activities. This evidence can help substantiate your allegations and bolster your case.
  3. Know Your Rights: Be aware of the actions that constitute retaliation and assert your rights by reporting retaliatory behavior to HR, management, or regulatory agencies.
  4. Seek Legal Advice: With our expertise in employment law, specifically in handling retaliation cases, we can provide you with crucial guidance, assess the viability of your case, and effectively guide you through the complexities of the legal system.

Taking these proactive steps can help you build a solid retaliation case and ensure your workplace rights are protected. Remember, you don’t have to face this situation alone – seek support from our experienced retaliation lawyers, who can advocate for you every step of the way.

Deadlines To File A Retaliation Claim 

To pursue a retaliation claim in California, it’s crucial to act promptly. The state mandates that any complaint regarding harassment, discrimination, or retaliatory actions must be submitted to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) no later than three years after such incidents occurred.

This strict deadline shows the importance of documenting your experiences and seeking legal advice early to ensure your rights are fully protected under the law.

Areas of Employment Law We Specialize In 

If you’ve experienced discrimination, harassment, or wage disputes, our team is ready to stand by your side and navigate the complexities of your case. From addressing wrongful termination allegations to advocating against discrimination, we offer personalized support to meet your legal needs.

  • Wrongful Termination Assistance: If you’ve lost your job unfairly due to discrimination, harassment, or reporting unlawful conduct, know you have legal options. Our wrongful termination team is dedicated to helping you reclaim your position or seek compensation for damages caused by wrongful termination, approaching each case with precision and unwavering commitment.
  • Discrimination Defense: Federal and state laws prohibit workplace discrimination based on race, sex, disability, and age in the workplace. Our team is ready to fight for your rights and pursue damages if you’ve faced discrimination, whether through a hostile work environment or unfair employment decisions.
  • Combatting Sexual Harassment: Instances of sexual harassment, which include discriminatory treatment based on sex, gender, or pregnancy, violate workplace rights. We offer legal support to address sexual harassment, ensuring a work environment free from such misconduct and advocating for your rights.
  • Navigating Wage and Hour Disputes: California’s strict regulations on employee compensation protect workers’ rights. If you’ve experienced issues like improper payment or concerns regarding wage and hour laws, our team will guide you through the legal process, advocating for fair compensation and ensuring your rights are upheld.
  • Whistleblower Protection: Reporting unlawful behavior by your employer is safeguarded by federal and California state laws. Should you face retaliation or wrongful termination for whistleblowing, we’re here to help you recover damages and navigate the legal intricacies to protect your rights.
  • Executive and Professional Support: For executives and professionals facing legal challenges, we offer tailored assistance with contracts, agreements, and strategic decision-making. We aim to safeguard your interests and advance your career through proactive legal counsel and advocacy.

How Will I Pay for My Employment Law Attorney’s Services? 

Feher Law offers legal services on a contingency fee basis for employment law claims, ensuring you won’t face any upfront costs or out-of-pocket expenses. With this arrangement, our fees are contingent upon the successful resolution of your case.

We only collect payment if we secure compensation for you, aligning our goals with yours and demonstrating our commitment to fighting for the justice and settlement you deserve.

Other Locations We Serve

As Huntington Beach employment attorneys, our dedication extends to serving a wide network across Orange County, 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

Need a Lawyer for Your Case? 

Don’t let unfair treatment or retaliation eat away at your peace of mind. Let’s tackle those employment issues head-on together! At Feher Law Firm, we don’t just understand employment law; we live and breathe it. Our team is ready to roll up our sleeves and craft a personalized legal strategy that fits your unique situation like a glove.

Whether you’re facing off against workplace bullies, tangled in contract confusion, or need someone to champion your cause, our experienced attorneys are your allies when you get in touch with us. 

Contact us today at (866) 646-6676 to schedule a consultation or discuss your case with our California discrimination or retaliation law attorneys.

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When it comes to your recovery and peace of mind, it’s vital to have an expert by your side that really understands the bigger picture of employment law. Explore the full range of services we offer below.


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The average settlement for a retaliation lawsuit in California varies widely depending on factors like the severity of the retaliation and damages incurred, making it difficult to provide a specific figure. However, settlements can range from thousands to millions of dollars, with some high-profile cases resulting in substantial payouts.

In California, the burden of proof for retaliation in an employment lawsuit typically rests on the plaintiff (the employee). To establish a retaliation claim, the employee must demonstrate that they engaged in protected activity, such as reporting discrimination or participating in a workplace investigation, and that adverse action was taken against them as a result.

Additionally, they must show a causal link between their protected activity and the adverse action, often requiring evidence or documentation to support their claim.

A strong retaliation case in California hinges on several crucial factors, including clear evidence of protected activity, such as reporting discrimination or participating in an investigation, and subsequent adverse employment actions like termination or demotion.

Establishing a causal link between the protected activity and adverse action is essential, supported by comprehensive documentation such as emails, memos, and witness statements. 

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