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Your job is an important part of who you are. When someone violates that – through harassment, discrimination, unpaid overtime or forcing you to keep quiet about illegal activity – they’re compromising an essential part of you. You don’t have to accept that. We’ll make things right.

If you’re looking for an employment law firm that can help you stand up for your rights, it’s crucial to choose a firm that understands your perspective and has your best interests at heart. At Romero Law, APC, we represent employees, whistleblowers and victims of workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

We win complex whistleblower, discrimination and harassment cases that other firms won’t touch. Se habla español.

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Hands On Employment Law Attorneys in Pasadena, California

At Romero Law, APC, our employment law attorneys in Pasadena, California focus on providing a very hands on approach to representing our clients, because we know their jobs are their livelihoods. It is how they support themselves. It is how they support their families. It is how they save for their futures.

When any part of our over 141,000 residents’ employment is unfairly impacted by illicit activities, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour disputes, or misclassification, we want to help them reclaim the respect and integrity they deserve through the legal pursuit of the at-fault parties.

Our Los Angeles County employment law attorneys see each of our clients as more than an employee in distress. We view our clients as human beings who deserve more, and will help ensure their voices are heard, and that each liable party is held accountable for their illegal and insensitive misconduct.

If you would like to understand more about your legal rights and options to hold your employer accountable for their workplace violations, contact our skilled Pasadena employment dispute lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.

Romero Law APC Employment Law Attorneys in Pasadena, California Practice Areas

At Romero Law, APC, our Pasadena employment law attorneys represent clients throughout California as more than just their legal counsel. We welcome our clients as friends who need a hands-on legal partner and advocate who will pursue justice on their behalf.

For over a decade, our employment law firm in Los Angeles County has produced unmatched results for our clients by connecting with them as human beings and understanding how their employment conditions have impacted their day-to-day personal and professional activities and their long-term quality of life.

At Romero Law, APC, we care about what we do and the people we represent, which is why we not only take complex cases no one else will, we turn them into success stories.

Our skilled employment law attorneys in Pasadena represent employees who have suffered workplace injustices in the following practice areas:

If you need our help, all you have to do is call. Our committed Pasadena employment law lawyers stand ready to fight hard to help you obtain justice for the wrongs you have suffered.

How Will I Know if My California Employer is Violating the Fair Employment and Housing Act?

The Fair Employment and Housing Act, or FEHA, applies to all public and private employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies that employ five or more employees.

The Act is wide-ranging and is designed to empower workers through diversity, inclusion, and equality, so employees can flourish in the workplace under assured legal protections.

The FEHA provides protection for employees against discrimination, including applicants or current workforce members who fall under any of its covered categories, which includes:

  • Age (40 and over)
  • Ancestry and National Origin
  • Gender Identity and Gender Expression
  • Genetic Information
  • Marital Status
  • Medical Conditions
  • Mental and Physical Disability
  • Military or Veteran Status
  • Race and Color
  • Religion and Creed
  • Sex or Gender, including Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding or Related Medical Conditions
  • Sexual Orientation

The Act also forbids retaliating against any employee because they have asserted their rights under the law. If you have suffered from discrimination in the workplace or were retaliated against for speaking up about these injustices, contact our dedicated FEHA attorneys in California today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and our corresponding legal remedies.

Does the FEHA Prohibit Harassment in California Workplaces?

The FEHA prohibits harassment in all California workplaces, no matter how many employees work for the company in question.

Harassment is forbidden based on the previously listed protected categories against:

  • Applicants
  • Contractors
  • Employees
  • Unpaid Interns
  • Volunteers

If you have suffered from any type of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, contact our skilled employment dispute lawyer in Pasadena today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we will provide a customized legal approach to pursuing your unique case for success.

Am I Entitled to Pursue Compensation as Part of My California Employee Discrimination or Harassment Case?

At Romero Law, APC, our experienced employment law attorneys in Pasadena know that employees feel a great deal of humiliation, disappointment, and disrespect when they suffer from discrimination and/or harassment in the workplace.

That is why we create customized legal solutions for each of our clients, to right the wrong, and hold their employers accountable for their behavior. Because discrimination and harassment of any kind are not only unlawful but also shameful and degrading.

We will pursue the best legal remedy for each of our clients, which may include:

  • Past and Future Lost Earnings
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses
  • Damages for Emotional Distress
  • Punitive Damages
  • Attorney’s Fees and Court Costs
  • Hiring / Reinstatement
  • Promotion
  • Policy Changes
  • Training Requirements
  • Reasonable Accommodation(s)

Each person our employment law firm in California represents is unique, and so is our approach to pursuing results on their behalf. Contact us today to learn how we can help you pursue justice, so you can move forward with confidence.

Pasadena Whistleblower & Retaliation Attorneys Who Focus on Complex Cases

At Romero Law, APC, our Pasadena employment law attorneys understand how listing whistleblower cases as complex may seem redundant, because it certainly is.

There is nothing easy about being a whistleblower, but as we all know, heroes do not always take the easiest path to redemption.

In fact, deciding to sound the alarm on illegal misconduct in the workplace will keep you up at night, and our skilled California whistleblower attorneys want to help you gain the confidence you need to speak up and be heard.

Whistleblowing is about more than uncovering wrongdoing. It is about courageously taking control of a difficult situation to ensure not only your safety and integrity remain intact, but that of your fellow coworkers too, so you can all hold your heads high.

Whether you are shining a light on corruption, fraud, discrimination, harassment, or an unsafe workplace, you are doing the right thing, and our Pasadena whistleblower attorneys can help guide you through the legal process that will protect your rights and your future employment from retaliatory actions by your employer.

Contact our dedicated whistleblower attorneys in Pasadena today to schedule a discreet, private, and free consultation, so you can finally rest at night.

How Can I Report My California Employer’s Wage & Hour Violations?

In the state of California, our government has specific minimum wage, overtime, and meal and rest period requirements that must be validated with accurate wage statements that are outlined with each employee’s payroll.

Unfortunately, employers have become increasingly creative in designing solutions that allow them to keep more and pay their employees less than they are entitled to for the time they have worked.

Examples of wage and hour violations in California may include, but are not limited to:

  • Paying employees below minimum wage
  • Unpaid overtime and other overtime violations
  • Inadequate rest breaks
  • Improper employee classification, which may include identifying a full-time employee as a contractor

This is illegal, and our knowledgeable wage and hour lawyers in Pasadena can help you and your coworkers, when applicable, enforce our laws to pursue the financial damages you have suffered, including interest and other statutory penalties.

You do not have to decipher our California wage and hour codes on your own. If you believe something is wrong, and that you are not receiving the pay that you deserve, contact our employment law litigators at Romero Law, APC today to learn how we can put our laws and experience to work for you.

How Will I Know if I Am Being Misclassified by My California Employer?

The California Department of Industrial Relations lists employee misclassification as “when an employer improperly classifies their employees as independent contractors so that they do not have to pay payroll taxes, minimum wage or overtime, or comply with other wage and hour law requirements such as providing meal periods and rest breaks.”

Our misclassification attorneys in Pasadena know that misclassifying employees works to the sole advantage of the employer, because the company does not have to provide basic worker protections.

It also allows employers to eschew additional protections like paid sick days, safety in the workplace, workers’ compensation coverage, unemployment insurance, the legal right to organize or join a union, the right to the family medical leave outlined in the California Family Rights Act, and no protection from employer retaliation.

In short, employer misclassification is a form of fraud, and it must be stopped in order to provide our complete California workforce with the rights, protections, and pay they deserve.

If you believe you have been or are currently being misclassified by your employer, contact our skilled employment law attorneys in Pasadena today to put a stop to this illegal activity and pursue the workplace benefits you deserve as an employee.

Workplace Safety is a Right in California, Not an Option

At Romero Law, APC, our employment law attorneys in Pasadena know that workplace safety is a right that should be afforded and protected in office buildings and restaurants, on construction sites and shipyards, and in warehouses and factories throughout California.

Some of the most common hazards in workplace environments in California may include, but are not limited to:

  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Vehicle accidents during work-related travel
  • Getting caught in the moving parts of a machine
  • Injuries resulting from working in confined spaces
  • Fire and explosions, worsened by inadequate exits and signage
  • Violence by co-workers, permitted guests, and intruders

If you have been hurt because of unsafe conditions — or are afraid you will be injured by a consistently hazardous workplace environment — contact our experienced employment law attorneys to discuss the dangers you face each day, so we can pursue your employer to provide the protection you deserve.

Are You Ready to Partner with a Pasadena, California Employment Law Attorney You Can Count On to Pursue Results for Your Unique Case?

At Romero Law, APC, our experienced Pasadena employment law attorneys take a hands-on approach to pursuing real results our clients can count on, because we are more than just their lawyer, but their advocate. We connect with our clients to understand the grief and despair their employers have caused them personally and professionally, so we can remedy the unlawful and degrading mistreatment they have endured, so they can confidently move past this difficult time with a clear win.

Our bilingual law firm staff offers services in both English and Spanish and is available now to discuss your case during a free consultation by calling 626-396-9900 or contacting us online.


What does it mean to be an at-will employee?

At-will employment means that an employer can terminate an employee at any time, for any reason, except for illegal reasons such as discrimination or retaliation.

How do I know if I was wrongfully terminated?

If you were fired for an illegal reason, such as discrimination, retaliation, or for exercising your legal rights, you may have a claim for wrongful termination. It’s best to consult with an employment attorney to assess your specific situation.

What should I do if I believe my employer has violated my rights or the law?

Document any instances of potential legal violations, report them to HR or a supervisor, and consult with Romero Law to discuss your options and protect your rights.

How much will It cost?

At Romero Law, APC, we work on a contingency basis. That means you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win on your behalf. If and when we win, we will take a percentage of the compensation you receive in the verdict or settlement.

How long will this take?

Every case is unique, but it is common for employment law cases to take about 12-18 months to reach a final resolution. We understand that this can feel like a very long time, which is why we do everything we can to keep the legal process moving forward and reach the end as quickly as possible.

What's the process for a lawsuit?

The very first step is to determine whether your case is sufficiently strong to merit filing a lawsuit. That is a question that can usually be answered in your first meeting with your attorney, and together you can decide how to proceed.

Once you and your attorney have decided to move forward with a lawsuit, your attorney files a “complaint” with the court, and this document will be delivered to the defendant (your employer). The defendant is then required to file an “answer” to the complaint within a certain amount of time. The defendant may respond by filing counterclaims against the plaintiff (you), and both parties may make clarifications or corrections.

The next phase of the legal process is called “discovery,” in which lawyers for each party conduct research and prepare their cases. This period is often the longest in the whole endeavor, lasting weeks or months. Once discovery is complete, the case will go to trial. Ultimately the judge or jury will reach a verdict. If either party desires, they can challenge the verdict by filing an appeal and trying the case again in a higher court.

At any point during the litigation process, the parties can avoid a trial by negotiating a mutually acceptable settlement agreement out of court.

What is the statute of limitations for filing an employment law claim?

The statute of limitations varies depending on the type of claim and the laws involved. In California, most employment law claims must be filed within one to three years from the date of the incident or termination. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure your claims are filed within the appropriate deadlines.

What damages can I recover in an employment law case?

Depending on the nature of your case, you may be entitled to recover lost wages, benefits, emotional distress damages, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees. The specific damages available will depend on the facts of your case and the laws that apply.

Will my employment law case go to trial?

Many employment law cases settle before going to trial. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, your case may proceed to trial. The decision to settle or go to trial will depend on the specific facts of your case and should be made in consultation with your attorney.

We Persevere Where Others Back Down

Many employment law firms simply settle difficult cases because of the work involved. That’s not our philosophy. We regularly go to court and have secured multimillion-dollar results for our clients. Our cases appear frequently in the news and have even caused changes in the law itself.

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