Too often, employees do not know their rights, which leads to those rights being violated by their employers. If you have been subject to harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or any other workplace dispute you think violates your rights, Orange County employment law attorneys at the Serendib Law Firm are here to help. We offer comprehensive legal representation that focuses on making sure you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to. Whether you have been denied overtime, been wrongfully terminated, or have endured any other unjust action from your employer, the Serendib Law Firm is dedicated to getting justice for you and holding these employers liable for workplace violations.
Losing your job or being mistreated at work affects every aspect of your life, and we commit fully to our clients, working tirelessly to ensure they have the support they need to move forward. Our team has vast experience and detailed knowledge of both federal and California employment law and can help you identify what rights have been violated and the proper course of legal action to remedy. We also offer a free consultation to discuss your situation and all of our employment and personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not get paid until you do. The Orange County employment law attorneys at the Serendib Law Firm believe in what we do and fight on behalf of workers for what is right. Our motto is "Everything Is Possible." We don't ask “if,” we figure out “how.” Understanding that each case is unique and comes with its own complexities, we take the time to make sure our approach is tailored to our clients' needs. We pursue all our cases aggressively and as zealous advocates for employee rights, giving our clients the best chance at success. If you have questions about your employment law case, contact our office at 1-800-LAW-8225 (800-529-8825) or online to speak with an attorney today.
Our vast employment law practice covers an array of workplace disputes. Whether you have been unlawfully retaliated against for calling out illegal activities in the workplace or sexually harassed by another co-worker, you have legal rights that the Serendib Law Firm is committed to advocating for. People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do. Our firm is committed to showing our clients what we are capable of with action. Our past clients' testimonies are excellent proof of this principle. The following are some of the claims that we pursue on behalf of our clients:Wrongful Termination
When an employee is fired from their job for an illegal cause, that is grounds for a wrongful termination claim. In California, it is unlawful for an employer to terminate an employee for a discriminatory reason, which could be based on gender, race, disability, ethnic background or religion. Employers are also not permitted to fire employees for engaging in whistleblower activities. A whistleblower is someone who reports illegal or fraudulent practices committed in their workplace, and these employees are protected from retaliatory actions under both federal and California state law.Retaliation
Employers are prohibited from retaliating against an employee who engages in a protected activity. Protected activities range from internally reporting sexual harassment to filing external complaints with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Examples of illegal retaliatory actions include failure to promote, demotions, transfers to less-desirable locations, denial of access to resources, and wrongful termination. To show retaliation, the employee must have engaged in a protected activity, and that protected activity was a substantial motivating reason an employer took adverse action. If you have been subject to retaliation in an Orange County workplace, or elsewhere in Southern California, our employment lawyers can help you build your case to hold your employer accountable.Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment in the workplace is unacceptable and illegal. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, as well as other verbal or physical conduct that is of a sexual nature. Behavior constituting sexual harassment can take many forms such as teasing or bullying. Inappropriate jokes or offensive comments can also be examples of sexual harassment. 'Quid pro quo' harassment occurs if an employee's job is conditioned on submitting to sexual advances or providing sexual favors. However, if an employee is forced to tolerate harassment that unreasonably interferes their work performance, that creates a 'hostile work environment' that is also grounds for legal action. If you have been sexually harassed at work, either by a co-worker, supervisor, or another person at your job, you may be entitled to damages.Workplace Discrimination
Discrimination refers to prejudicial treatment of an employee, or potential employee, based on their personal characteristics such as disability, age, race or ethnicity, gender, religion, or pregnancy. Adverse employment actions by an employer can include refusal to hire an applicant based on the above attributes, as well as failure to promote, termination, denial of reasonable accommodations, or any other unfavorable action taken against a protected class. Federal and state statutes prohibit discriminatory practices of any kind in the workplace and give employees a legal cause of action when their rights have been violated. A knowledgeable employment law attorney at the Serendib Law Firm in Orange County can assist you in taking the next legal step to protect your rights. Our attorneys also assist clients in wage and hour disputes as well as claims arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).Determining the Right Employment Lawyer for Your Case
At the Serendib Law Firm, we provide individualized and comprehensive legal representation throughout the duration of your claim. From the initial incident and throughout evidence gathering until the completion of any necessary litigation, we will fight aggressively on our clients' behalf. Our firm has the experience to handle your legal concerns while being small enough to care. Determining what employment lawyer is right for you can be daunting and it is important you connect with your attorney while also feeling confident in their abilities. Our employment attorneys focus on employment law and are well-versed in both federal and California law, with vast experience in both forums. We are dedicated to making sure workers' rights are aggressively fought for and that employers are held responsible for their misconduct. If you have been subject to an adverse action by your employer, the Serendib Law Firm is here to help. We represent clients throughout Southern California including Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties. Contact our office today at 1-800-LAW-8225 (800-529-8825) or online to schedule a free consultation about your case.What Sets Us Apart
Our attorneys have diverse backgrounds that gives different and creative perspective on various approaches to cases and litigation. Each case is unique, and we tailor our tactics specifically to your situation. We fight fiercely for you. We have experience, courage, knowledge, and resilience to achieve the desired goals and results.
Our employment law attorney Maya L. Serkova focuses exclusively on employment law matters and Dimuth C. Amaratunge handles primarily personal injury case. This focus on one area of law allows our attorneys to excel in their exclusive field and know all the nuances of their practice area, tactics and case developments. With our attorneys you get personalized experience. We address all your questions, concerns, and walk you step by step through this complex and often times emotional process.
We have extensive experience and knowledge in employment law and personal injury law. We obtained multiple settlement and awards over 7 figures. We are members of Los Angeles Bar Association Orange County Bar Association, California Employment Lawyers Association and Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. These organizations provide great education and resources to our attorneys that other attorneys are missing on.