Our Practice Areas
At Matern Law Group, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal advice and representation to those who need it most. If you’ve been taken advantage of – whether it’s in the workplace or the marketplace – you can rely on our team of highly skilled and experienced attorneys to help you understand your rights and restore the balance of power.
Trusted Partners in Your Legal Journey
Our promise of service excellence
We understand how intimidating it can be to speak out against your employer, a large corporation, or others who may hold power over you. While legal cases can be lengthy and complicated, we will guide you through every step of the process, making sure you understand your options and can achieve a result you’ll be happy with.
Harassment & Discrimination
Workplace discrimination takes many forms, both explicit and more subtle, all negatively affecting the victim’s professional and personal life. Generally, discrimination means less favorable workplace conditions bases on an employee’s membership in one or more of the protected groups listed below. California law provides some of the strongest workplace protections in the nation but it takes an experienced attorney to help you fight for your rights.
Harassment is inappropriate or offensive conduct that is severe or pervasive enough to alter an employee’s working conditions. Harassment in the workplace is illegal where is it based one of the factors listed below:
- Equal Pay
- Gender or Sexual Orientation
- Hostile Work Environment
- National Origin
- Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment
Wrongful Termination Retaliation
California and federal law protects workers like you from being penalized or dismissed from work for complaining about unlawful conduct or engaging in protected activities. This illegal dismissal is wrongful termination retaliation.
Overtime, Wage Theft and Unlawful Pay
In California, employees must be paid for all time worked. This applies to work carried out by employees before or after a shift, or any work done “off-the-clock” and not included in the time records. Furthermore, an employee is entitled to time-and-a half pay for hours worked over eight hours in any workday, and over 40 hours in a workweek.
Missed Meal & Rest Breaks
California law protects an employee’s right to take uninterrupted meal and rest breaks. If you fail to receive breaks or receive short, late, or interrupted breaks, your rights may be violated.
Family, Medical & Disability Leave
As an employee, you may be entitled to certain protections if you need to take a leave of absence due to changes in your personal circumstances, such as pregnancy, a medical crisis, or the death of a family member.
Consumer Rights & Protection
Even the most powerful corporations do not have the right to knowingly put you or your family in harm’s way. When a company engages in fraudulent, deceptive, or unsafe practices, Matern Law Group helps consumers hold them accountable.
California Laws Protect You
Quid pro quo harassment cases include those where an employer makes certain job benefits contingent on an employee’s acceptance of sexual advances or conduct.
California law provides some of the strongest workplace protections in the nation but it takes an experienced attorney to help you fight for your rights.
Harassment is inappropriate or offensive conduct that is severe or pervasive enough to alter an employee’s working conditions.
Legal Expertise and a Reputation for Excellence
With 250 years of combined experience and a reputation for litigation excellence, our clients can be confident that they’re receiving the best representation possible.
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Legal cases can be lengthy, complicated, and confusing, but you don’t have to take on the system all by yourself. If you believe someone has violated your individual rights, or the rights of a large group of people in your community, we can help you find the right course of action.