Wage And Hour Violations, Employment Discrimination and Harassment
Boucher LLP is committed to workplace fairness and representing workers in a variety of employment matters. Employees victimized by discrimination, retaliation, or violations of wage and hour laws are entitled to recovery of compensation and civil penalties. Boucher LLP represents workers and classes of employees in their pursuit of workplace justice. Our legal team’s expertise includes:
Wage and Hour Violation
Wage and hour violations occur when employers fail to properly compensate workers for their performance, or fail to permit appropriate meal and rest breaks to workers. These violations are rampant and costly. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that in the 10 most populous states, including California, 2.4 million workers lose $8 billion in compensation annually to minimum wage violations.
Most commonly, employers violate wage and hour laws when they:
- Fail to pay the minimum wage
- Fail to pay overtime
- Misclassify employees as exempt from overtime
- Fail to compensate for all hours worked
- Fail to provide required meal and rest periods
- Fail to provide accurate wage statements
- Fail to pay all compensation owed on termination or separation from employment
Our lawyers represent individuals and employee groups in a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, entertainment, retail, security, and healthcare. Boucher LLP has the dedication and skill to help employees pursue workplace justice.
Employment Discrimination and Harassment
Individuals of any gender or gender identity can be victims and perpetrators of discrimination and harassment on the job. Anyone who is negatively affected by such workplace misconduct may have a claim — not just the person who is directly subjected to the discrimination or harassment. Boucher LLP represents individuals and classes of employees victimized by discrimination based on race, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other factors.
Harassment is one type of discrimination, and takes two main forms. The first is called “quid-pro-quo”, meaning “this for that.” It occurs when one person, usually a supervisor, forces an employee to submit to sexual advances in exchange for some workplace benefit, or threatens to revoke or withhold a benefit if the employee does not comply.
The second primary form of harassment is known as “hostile environment.” This occurs when unwelcome comments or conduct based on gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, or other legally protected characteristics unreasonably interfere with an employee’s work performance or create an intimidating or offensive work environment for the employee who is being harassed.
Discrimination can severely diminish an employee’s productivity and self-esteem both in and out of the workplace, and the perpetrators should be held accountable. The employment law team at Boucher LLP protects employees’ rights to be free from discrimination in the workplace, and partners with their clients to obtain the best outcome.
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