Individual Employee RepresentationOrange county Employment Claims and Defense
Altus Law Firm is dedicated to ensuring fairness and equality in the workplace for all employees. To this end, the firm represents individuals in the following situations:
Representing Wronged Employees
Altus Law Firm represents employees involved in claims against their current or former employers for wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, whistleblowing, retaliation, and discrimination or harassment claims based on age, race, religion, national origin, gender, medical condition, pregnancy, and physical and mental disabilities. The firm also represents classes of employees who sue their employers for violations of state and federal hours pertaining to wages, hours worked and working conditions.
- Disability Accommodation
- Independent Contractor Classification
- Leaves of Absence
- Meal and Rest Break Claims
- Unpaid Overtime
- Whistle Blower Protection
- Work Expense Reimbursement
- Wrongful Termination
Defending Individuals Who Have Been Sued
Often in employment litigation, managers and employees are sued in their individual capacities. In certain cases, ethical rules prevent one law firm from defending both the company and the manager or employee. In these circumstances, Altus Law Firm may represent the individual to protect his or her interests.
Negotiating Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements
Altus Law Firm also represents executives and other employees in drafting and negotiating employment contracts, severance agreements and change of control agreements. The Irvine firm also represents individuals negotiating independent contractor agreements. Occasionally, this may also include representation of the individual in litigation or arbitration.