The Employee Rights Law FirmExperience. Knowledge. Results. Since 1988.
At Pedersen Law, we believe the best results can be achieved by constantly thinking a few moves ahead of the other side. This means not just reacting to the opposition, but making the first moves and planning the long-range approach. As a result, we are very comfortable with the "David vs. Goliath" nature of battling a well-heeled opponent.
We believe the best results can be achieved by constantly thinking a few moves ahead of the other side. This means not just reacting to the opposition, but investigating the first moves and planning the long-range approach. As a result, we are very comfortable with the "David vs. Goliath" nature of battling a well-heeled opponent.Why Choose Us
Our goal is to offer true client service which results in satisfied, loyal clients. We have a deep understanding of the fact that many of our clients have been through a traumatic experience, and rely on Pedersen Law's legal expertise to hold their employer responsible for the injuries they have inflicted on the client. At Pedersen Law, our ultimate goal is to be your trusted advocate; to always put the client's well-being ahead of all other interests. We are invested in learning about our client's unique needs, and crafting a strategy that maximizes the client's recovery.
Unmatched Legal Experience
At Pedersen Law, we offer our clients unmatched employment law experience, shaping the foundation of our client success; in fact, it is doubtful you could find another attorney in the area which comes close to principal attorney Neil Pedersen's level of experience in employment law. Neil has extensive knowledge of employment law, and has repeatedly demonstrated that knowledge as a law professor, a mentor of young attorneys, an educator of the public, and the principal of his successful law practice.
Creative Team Strategies
We understand your life and your situation is unique. No two cases are alike. We tailor our response to your legal issue accordingly. We routinely conduct "brainstorm" meetings to strategize our approach to your particular matter. Our methods vary depending on the particular employer, the trial venue, the opposing attorney and several other variables. We recognize that because each case is unique, the strategies to employ must be unique. The collective contribution of experience, skill sets and expertise ensures the best outcome for you, the client.
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What We Can Do & How We Can Help
The personnel at Pedersen Law have extensive and valuable experience and knowledge to assist you with any problem you have with your employer: wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, refusal to provide medical leave, or failure to properly pay you or give you legally-required meal and rest periods. We have years of experience in holding employers responsible for wrongs done to their employees.
If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated, your first step should be to contact a wrongful termination lawyer from Pedersen Law. There can be significant challenges associated with a wrongful termination action because they involve complexities in the law and the process of taking them to trial. It is imperative to have a trusted attorney by your side from start to finish. Despite the fact that California is an "at-will" employment state, employers are prohibited from legally firing an employee for any reason which is in violation of fundamental public policy, or which breaches the employment contract. At Pedersen law, we know what it takes to successfully prove that a wrongful termination has occurred.
When you make a complaint either internally at work or to some outside agency, that complaint might make you a whistleblower, depending on what you are complaining about. If you are fired, demoted or otherwise treated badly because of your whistleblowing, you may well have an unlawful retaliation claim. Our employment law attorneys will assess the facts of your case, using team member expertise to determine if you have a valuable and meritorious claim, and if so, the best way to approach it.
If you were harassed in your workplace, whether due to your age, your gender, your race, your religion, your disability status, or a number of other protected classes, then you may have a good case for unlawful workplace harassment. If you were sexually harassed, it is important to have an experienced sexual harassment attorney from Pedersen Law to assist you in reporting it to the employer and to the government agency responsible for such conduct. Litigating harassment cases can be complex. You do not want to be involved in such an emotionally-charged and complicated process without the experienced and strong advocates of the Pedersen Law firm by your side.
If you have been treated differently by your employer because of your race, color, national origin, culture, age over forty, religion, gender, sexual preference or identity or disability status, you need a discrimination attorney from Pedersen Law to examine your situation. Discrimination is hard to prove. The litigation of a discrimination case is not easy, and the process is fraught with traps for the unwary. Give yourself the best possible chance to succeed by retaining the Pedersen Law firm to help you sweep aside the pretextual arguments put up by your employer to justify its unlawful conduct and prove that you were the victim of discrimination.
California employees are covered by many different laws that provide rights related to leave to address your own medical needs as well as the needs of your family. Not all laws apply to all employees. Many employers simply do not know the laws that apply to them and others still refuse to follow those laws. At Pedersen Law, we know whether your rights have been violated, and will work hard on your behalf to seek compensation for your financial losses and emotional distress caused by the employer's failure to follow the law.
If you have experienced any issues related to your job, we can help. From our offices in Irvine, California, we help employees all over Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County. The skilled, compassionate employment law attorneys from Pedersen Law can help. Our clients have the benefit of our wealth of experience working with the courts, the experts and even the opposing attorneys in employment law. Contact Pedersen Law today for help with your employment claim.