Mahoney Law Group handles employment law matters for employees who are treated unfairly in the workplace.
At Mahoney Law Group, we represent matters on behalf of employees and generally take these cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance costs and fees. We are only paid if and when we settle the case or win at trial.
Employment cases we handle include:
Discrimination/Harassment/Hostile Work Environment
Discrimination and harassment claims encompass many different forms, including, but not limited to, age, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical leave or pregnancy. Harassment may be verbal, physical or visual in nature, such as derogatory comments, unwanted touching, or lewd gestures.
While California is generally an "at will" state, meaning an employee may be fired for any reason or no reason at all, the law still protects an employee from an unlawful termination. A wrongful termination may occur where an employee is terminated based on his or her race, national origin, marital status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religious status. A wrongful termination may also occur in violation of public policy, i.e., engaging in protected activity, or where there is a breach of contract.
Retaliation may occur when an employer takes an adverse action against an employee for engaging in a protected activity, which may include: filing a claim with the Labor Commissioner; taking time off work to serve on a jury or appear as a witness in court; disclosing or discussing your wages; using sick leave to attend the illness of a child, parent, spouse, domestic partner, or child of the domestic partner of the employee; engaging in the political activity of your choice; and for filing complaint about safety or health conditions or practices. Other protected activities may include making complaints or refusing to in engage in illegal activity, testifying or assisting in a legal or governmental proceeding, or asserting your constitutional rights of free speech and petition. Retaliation may occur when the employer responds by terminating, demoting, or taking some other adverse action against the employee as a result of the employee’s engagement of any of the listed protected activities.
Severance Agreement Negotiations
We represent employees in negotiating severance agreement terms when laid off or separated from their employer.
Wage & Hour
Wage and hour violations may include claims based on unpaid wages or commissions, interrupted lunch breaks, interrupted rest breaks, employee misclassification (exempt v. non-exempt), failure to pay minimum wage, failure to reimburse for work-related expenses, including uniforms and equipment, and failure to pay all hours owed upon termination or layoff.
Mahoney Law Group takes a special interest in assisting ‘whistleblowers,’ or those who are willing to bring a potential case against their employer for engaging in fraudulent acts against the State of California or the federal government. Whether it is a healthcare company, pharmaceutical company, or a government contractor who defrauds the State of California or the federal government, we will vigorously investigate your claims. State and federal laws afford you protection from retaliation as a result of coming forward with such information. Your employer cannot retaliate against you for reporting any suspected fraud. We will advise you every step of the way. You may be entitled to compensation for reporting the fraud.
If you believe you have a case, please call (562) 590-5550 or Contact Us.
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Recent Verdicts & Settlements
$12 Million Settlement
Wage and Hour Class Action for failure to pay overtime, provide meal and rest breaks, and failure to pay all wages upon end of employment.
$2 Million Settlement
Wage and hour class action settlement on behalf of nurses for failure to pay overtime, provide meal, and rest breaks, as well as failure to pay all wages upon the end of employment.
$140 Thousand Verdict
Abigt v. Cambridge Homes. Plaintiff wrongfully terminated after informing her employer that she did not receive all of her earned wages. Matter proceeded to trial with a total verdict of $140,000 in favor of Plaintiff.
Long Beach Office