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When you’re suffering discrimination, harassment or retaliation at work, work can become a nightmare. If you’ve done the work but your employer refuses to pay you what you’ve earned, the insult to your dignity can become impossible to endure. Stress from work can follow you home, interfere with your relationships and cause your health to suffer. Ranojoy “Raj” Guha, founder of Guha Law, has put together some helpful pointers to address common questions from workers who suspect that they are being subject to illegal treatment at work.
What can I do to make sure my case succeeds?
The facts of each case and the best advice for each client can be very different. However, there are a few helpful tips that all clients should follow:
- Reach out to your attorney as early as possible, as soon as you feel like something is not right.
- Keep a log of every event that bothered you. Every time your employer fails to pay you what you’ve earned or every time you feel like you suffered discrimination, harassment or retaliation, keep a personal log in which you track:
- WHO mistreated you and who else was there (witnesses)
- WHEN the mistreatment happened (date and time)
- WHERE the mistreatment took place
- WHAT happened
- Make a report to human resources, your supervisor or management as soon as possible. We will be happy to help you figure out when and how to make the most impactful report.
- Always be respectful at work, especially when you are standing up for yourself. Don’t give your employer any excuse to fire you.
- Don’t quit without reviewing all your options with your attorney.
My employer is driving me crazy. Should I quit?
Ultimately, only you can decide if it’s time to move on from your current position and look for something new. But know this: If you quit, you are waiving the critical right to bring a claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy, one of the most powerful claims in California employment law. Before you quit, speak with a lawyer. Ranojoy “Raj” Guha promises to listen closely and with sensitivity so he can really understand everything you’re going through. Then he will run through all of your options with you so you can make a fully informed choice.
I have had it at work. Should I sue?
Maybe. It’s important to understand what you’re getting into and why. Even if your claims are strong, a lawsuit can be a long, drawn-out process. The good news is, at Guha Law, Ranojoy “Raj” Guha utilizes a variety of different tools to achieve the best results for his clients as quickly as possible. Before going to trial, he explores every opportunity to resolve our clients’ claims informally through direct negotiation or through mediation. When he runs into an employer that refuses to negotiate in good faith, he then pursues our clients’ claims ferociously in court or arbitration proceedings. Ranojoy will review all the facts of your case and go over all of your options with you so you can make the best choice for yourself and those who depend on you.
I still don’t understand what contingency means. Can I hire a lawyer for free?
Not exactly. In a contingency arrangement, Mr. Guha is compensated if and only if you recover. So, the firm would be paid if and when it is able to negotiate a reasonable settlement with your employer or win a judgment in court. In some cases, where workers have signed arbitration agreements with their employer, we pursue our clients’ claims in arbitration instead of court. The point is, in a contingency arrangement, our firm takes on the financial risk. Nobody wants to sue, and every potential lawsuit involves stress even if you end up settling or winning.
For The Information You Need, Call Now
At Guha Law, it is Mr. Guha’s mission to make sure your stress is kept to a minimum, your case is resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible, and that you understand all of your options at every stage of the case. To schedule a free consultation, call his office in Orange at 657-230-2416 today.