A comprehensive Employment Law Office, the Pasadena Law Firm of Attorney Barbara E. Figari represents clients in a broad spectrum of highly complex employment matters, including:
Disability Discrimination – Cases based on discriminatory conduct due to an individual’s physical or mental disability that is deemed illegal under both Federal & State Law, and consists of:
■ Refusal to Interview for a Position upon Learning of the Potential Employee’s Disability
■ Failure to Promote without Just Cause
■ Demoting without Just Cause
■ Failure to Make Reasonable Accommodations to Allow for Medical or Psychological Treatment
■ Failure to Provide an Accessible Workspace
■ Refusal to Make Reasonable Accommodations that will allow the Employee to Carry Out Their Job Duties
■ Refusal to Provide Employee Benefits to which Other Employees are Entitled or Receive
■ Refusal to Provide Training for Company Advancement
■ Terminating Employment Because of an Employee’s Disability
■ Workplace Harassment such as Making Disparaging Remarks about the Employee’s Disability
Should you have reason to believe that you have been the victim of Disability Discrimination, Pasadena Employment Lawyer Barbara Figari will meet with you for a free, in-
Employer Retaliation – Employer Retaliation covers a wide range of conduct arising as a result of asserting a legal right, such as harassment, demotions, reduction in hours, and terminating employment. Typically, Employer Retaliation takes place after an employee engages in the following:
■ Alerts OSHA Regarding Hazardous Workplace Conditions
■ Becomes Injured on the Job and Applies for Workers Compensation
■ Files a Sexual Harassment Complaint with HR
■ Files a Workplace Discrimination Complaint with HR
■ Makes a Wage or Overtime Complaint to the Labor Board
■ Provides Testimony against Their Employer during Litigation
■ Reports Fraud or Illegal Conduct in the Workplace
■ Whistleblower Claims
Although by no means is this a comprehensive list, the above actions are prime examples of employee actions that generally result in retaliatory behavior.
Employment Class Actions – Class Action Lawsuits are generally brought against an Employer who has engaged in continuous and ongoing wrongful behavior against a large number of their employees. Examples of Causes of Action which merit filing a Class Action Lawsuit include but aren’t limited to the following:
■ Discriminatory Policies and Procedures
■ Employee Misclassification
■ Independent Contractor Misclassification
■ Meal & Rest Break Violations
■ Systematic Failure to Promote a Specific Class of Individuals
■ Wage & Overtime Violations
If you believe that you and your co-
Hiring & Severance Contracts – At the Figari Law Firm, Pasadena Employment Lawyer Barbara E. Figari assists employees and potential employees in employment and severance contract negotiations. We will fight to ensure that you receive the most favorable employment or severance terms possible!
Medical & Family Leave Violations – Federal and State Laws provide protection for qualifying employees who need to take Medical or Family Leave due to personal illness, the illness of a close family member, or the birth or adoption of a baby. If your employer is refusing to grant you Family or Medical Leave, contact a Pasadena Employment Attorney at The Figari Law Firm today to learn if your employer has wrongfully denied you the right to take leave.
Sexual Harassment – Deemed a form of Workplace Discrimination based on Gender, Sexual Harassment is treated quite seriously by the judicial system. An insidious form of Harassment and Discrimination, Sexual Harassment at the Workplace takes numerous forms, and may be carried out by co-
Examples of Sexual Harassment include but are by no means limited to the following conduct:
■ Demanding Sexual Acts in Exchange for Job Perks
■ Threatening to Fire, Demote or Reduce Benefits if an Employee Refuses Sexual Advances
■ Displaying Pornographic Material, including the Dissemination of Sexually Graphic Photos, Videos, or Jokes
■ Sexual Assault
■ Making Comments about an Employee’s Sexuality
■ Making Comments about an Employee’s Chosen Style of Dress
■ Spreading False Rumors about having engaged in Sexual Acts with a Co-
■ Inappropriately Touching
■ Sexual Leering
A single incident of Sexual Harassment is not enough to bring a lawsuit against those responsible. The Harassment must be continuous and on-
Pasadena Employment Law Attorney Barbara E. Figari has successfully represented numerous clients in Sexual Harassment lawsuits. If you are being Sexually Harassed at work, please call (626) 486-
Wages & Overtime Disputes – California Law requires that non-
These laws also dictate when an employee who quits or is terminated must receive their final paycheck. For additional information regarding Wage & Overtime Laws and potential disputes, contact Pasadena Employment Lawyer Barbara E. Figari and The Figari Law Firm at (626) 486-
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Workplace Discrimination & Harassment – Pursuant to State & Federal Laws, employees are protected against Workplace Discrimination & Harassment based on being a member of a protected class of individuals.
The following forms of Workplace Discrimination are prohibited under the law, and may be punishable by extensive fines and monetary compensation:
■ Age Discrimination (Must be 40+ Years of Age)
■ Gender (Including Sexual Harassment of Male or Female Employees)
■ Country of Origin
■ Illness or Pregnancy
■ Racial Discrimination
■ Religious Discrimination
■ Sexual Preference
Discriminatory actions include but are not limited to pervasive harassment, termination of employment, refusal to hire, refusal to provide merit increases in pay or merit bonuses, failure to promote, and the denial of regular benefits.
Wrongful Termination– California is a right to work state, otherwise known as an “at-
However, when an employer terminates an employee for any of the reasons stated above, including retaliatory termination for asserting a legal right, bringing to light unlawful practices and policies, discrimination, refusal to make reasonable accommodations for mental & physically disabled employees, or any other type of discrimination, a cause of action based on wrongful termination may arise.
These cases are extremely complex and require the skills of a highly experienced and knowledgeable Employment Law Attorney. If you believe that you have been the victim of wrongful termination, contact Pasadena Employment Lawyer Barbara Figari immediately by calling (626) 486-
Elder Law – In addition to providing aggressive representation to Plaintiff Employees, Pasadena Attorney Barbara E. Figari and The Figari Law Firm also offer zealous legal representation and advice to the elderly who have suffered both physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse at the hands of caregivers. We also fight tenaciously on behalf of family members whose elderly loved ones have been the victims of abuse, negligent care, and wrongful death by professional caregivers and in licensed care facilities.
All Elder Law Abuse matters will be thoroughly reviewed to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of Elder Abuse, or if you are Elderly and have been abused, do not wait to contact a caring, qualified Elder Law Attorney. Ms. Figari’s primary goal is to obtain justice for Elderly victims and their loved ones. Please contact The Figari Law Firm at (626) 486-
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Proudly representing clients in Pasadena and throughout the surrounding communities, Attorney Barbara E. Figari has earned a reputation as a seasoned negotiator and tenacious litigator. You don’t have to let your employer take advantage of you, discriminate against you, or be victimized by your co-
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Pasadena Employment Attorney Barbara E. Figari and The Figari Law Firm work diligently to protect the rights of workers throughout California. A highly experienced, caring and aggressive Pasadena Employment Lawyer, Ms. Figari always puts the needs of her clients above all else. She will handle each and every aspect of your case, and will never turn your case over to a paralegal or an attorney with lesser experience.
Zealously fighting for Employment Law clients in Pasadena and the surrounding communities, Attorney Barbara E. Figari is a skilled negotiator and seasoned litigator. If your current or former employer refuses to actively participate in settlement negotiations, Pasadena Employment Lawyer Barbara E. Figari possesses the courtroom savvy required to successfully litigate your dispute.
Whether you are an employee who has been discriminated against, are being subjected to retaliatory behavior, or are continually being harassed at work and your employer refuses to take the steps required to end this unacceptable conduct, Pasadena Employment Attorney Barbara E. Figari can help you!
Our law firm not only strives to obtain monetary damages for the harms suffered, but also helps you regain your dignity and move forward! Please contact a Pasadena Employment Lawyer by calling (626) 486-
Ms. Figari takes great pride in maintaining excellent client communication. All concerns will be addressed immediately, and we will ensure that you have a thorough understanding of all of your options to enable you to make intelligent, educated decisions.
Most Employment Law matters are taken on contingency. Please call for additional information.
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