Los Angeles, California Employment Lawyers
Law Firm OverviewThe Law Offices of Mann & Elias represent clients at every level of the California State and U.S. Federal court systems. We defend and represent clients in all kinds of employment claims including workplace discrimination, workplace harassment and whistleblower claims. We also help clients with severance negotiations, non-compete agreements, and other issues relating to their jobs.
Our success is based on our considerable trial experience, excellent advocacy skills, intense preparation and research, experienced and specialized staff, and a solemn commitment to provide our clients the highest quality of legal representation. We put our tradition of excellence in employment discrimination, sexual harassment and overtime law to work for you in resolving employment disputes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and tenacity to provide representation that is effective, creative, and focused on results.
At Mann & Elias, the attorney and the client are a team. We treat our clients with respect and understanding for their needs, goals and objectives. We do so by listening attentively and responding promptly and honestly with our clients. In the end, a client of Mann & Elias is always in charge of his or her own case.
Year this Office was Established: 2003
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Workplace Harassment; Violation of Public Policy; Breach of Contract; Retaliation; Harassment and Hostile Work Environment; Labor Code Violations; Age Discrimination; Disability Discrimination; Pregnancy Discrimination; National Origin Discrimination; Workplace Discrimination; Wages and Overtime Violations.
Areas of Law Description
- Workplace Discrimination
The law requires employers to provide equal employment opportunities to their employees regardless of age, sex, disability, race, religion and national origin. When employers operate their business in such a way that discrimination permeates the workplace, legal action may be taken against them. Filing a discrimination claim against your employer can be intimidating. It is important to have an experienced attorney that you can turn to for help. We have the experience you need to receive satisfactory results and will help you set a precedent so that what happened to you can never happen again to anyone hired by your employer.
- Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment begins when sexually suggestive talk, advances, pictures, touch and humor unreasonably interfere with work performance, create a hostile work environment or affect an individual’s employment. It is a serious offense that disrupts the workplace and holds serious consequences for those found guilty. If you believe that you are a victim of sexual harassment, it is important to follow your company’s grievance process and alert an attorney of your situation. We have the experience needed to prove difficult sexual harassment claims.
Whistlebowing occurs when an employee risks their employment and security for those being victimized or taken-advantage of by his or her employer. Employers generally may not retaliate against employees that “blow the whistle” on illegal practices under California Law. If you have blown the whistle on illegal practices you observed in your company and, as a result, have been demoted, fired or endured an adverse working environment, you may be able to pursue legal action against your employer. Our firm is proud to represent clients who take a chance on telling the truth at the risk of losing their job. With over 10 years of experience representing clients in complex employment litigation, our attorneys are well equipped to pursue justice for those who have endured adverse affects from whistleblowing.
- Wrongful Termination
Terminating an employee based on discrimination, retaliation, fraud or violation of a signed or implied contract is considered wrongful termination and punishable under law. There are a number of legal options for victims of wrongful termination and our wrongful termination lawyers can help you determine what course of legal action is best for you. Depending on your situation, you may be able to pursue a lawsuit against your employer and seek damages for lost wages, benefits, emotional distress, attorney’s fees and more depending on the unique circumstances surrounding your case.
- Wages and Overtime Violation
Our firm believes that individuals who work hard, put in overtime or are asked to skip lunches and meals, should be rewarded for their efforts by their employers full compliance with wage laws and payment of proper overtime—on time. When employers misclassify employees in an attempt to make them exempt from overtime pay or do not provide legally mandated time off for breaks, they are in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. It is crucial to have an attorney that not only has significant experience with wage and hour law, but someone who stays up-to-date on the latest trends and shifts in how employment law is practiced. Our attorneys have the skill and experience you need to receive justice from your employer.
- Age Discrimination
All employees over the age of 40 are protected by the California law from workplace discrimination and/or harassment because of Age. Any individual in California has the right to seek and hold employment without discrimination due to their age. If you have been treated less favorably at work because of your age, or replaced by someone substantially younger, you may be able to pursue legal action against your employer. Our firm has the necessary experience and expertise to successfully handle cases like yours. Our attorneys will work diligently to right the wrongs of your employer and make sure that what happened to you will not happen to others in situations like yours.
- Pregnancy Discrimination
Every Woman in this state has the right to work, even when they are pregnant as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and California Law. Employers are prohibited from treating employees unequally on the basis of their sex, which includes “pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.” Our discrimination lawyers know what it takes to protect pregnant employees’ rights under California and federal law. If you believe you are a victim of pregnancy discrimination or harassment, our attorneys know what it takes to protect pregnant employees, will listen to your individual case, and will clearly explain your legal options.
- National Origin Discrimination
California employees should be proud of their heritage and employers are required to honor employee differences with equal treatment. If you believe your employer discriminated against you based on your “National origin”, you may have a case for employment discrimination. Our discrimination lawyers have successfully represented numerous employees in national origin discrimination case, and have the necessary experience, skill and training to represent you in such a claim.
- Disability Discrimination
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees with a physical or mental disability that “limits” a major life activity when hiring, firing, or making other employment decisions, under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Employers that do so should be held accountable for their discrimination. If your employer harasses you about your disability or fails to accommodate your disability, our employment lawyers are prepared to defend your rights. Our attorneys have successfully resolved hundreds of disability discrimination, and failure to reasonably accommodate claims, retrieving Millions in settlement and verdict awards for our clients.
- California State Bar
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Sierra Club
- Nature Conservancy
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Mr. Scott Mann
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