Employment law is more complicated than one web page can convey. This web site does not provide legal advice. If you choose to act on your own without retaining a lawyer, you are responsible for doing your own legal research.
After you have been wronged, you only have a limited time to file a lawsuit or an administrative filing (such as with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing), or your claims can be lost forever. This is known as the “Statute of Limitations.” Statutes can be short (6 months or less) or relatively long (4 years or longer) depending on the laws involved. I can’t legal advice via my web site, because each case can involve complicated facts that you should discuss with an attorney. I can say: do not wait to talk to an attorney. You don’t gain anything by delaying having a free consultation with an experienced employment attorney.
If you have questions about your rights, remember that most employment lawyers who represent workers will talk to a worker for free (a free initial consultation). If you are having problems at work, I recommend you talk to a plaintiff’s lawyer ASAP. The sooner you talk to a plaintiff’s lawyer, the better.
Being a member of a union can affect your rights. Unionized employees may have different rights than non-union employees. If you are a union member, and you have questions about employment law, I recommend that you consult with an attorney who specializes in representing unionized employees.
If you are an employee of the Federal government, the State government, or a city/county/municipality or other public entity, that can also affect your rights. If you are a public employee, and you have questions about employment law, I recommend that you consult with an attorney who specializes in representing public employees.
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