Representing the Rights of Employees in Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties
These days, it is common for employers to include an arbitration agreement in the documents for new hires. However, many employees aren’t sure about what this means, or what rights they may be compromising when they sign this agreement. This kind of inclusion in an employment contract essentially prevents employees from filing lawsuits against their employers, even in cases of unfair termination or discrimination. Instead, this directive points to a process called arbitration, to solve these types of issues. Arbitration is a much different procedure than filing a lawsuit or going to court in front of a judge and jury. You will need to consult with an arbitration attorney to get the job done correctly.
During the arbitration process, your complaints would be heard by a neutral third party (called the arbitrator), and you and your employer or former employer would try to reach agreement without the time or expense of a trial. While it may have some upsides, employment arbitration can put you at a disadvantage, which is why it’s so important to work with a qualified employment attorney serving Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano, and San Joaquin Counties. Without a trusted advocate to consult with, you may end up with a decision that doesn’t favor you, even if your complaints are justified. Here at Ratner Molineaux, LLP, you can rest well knowing that we will take your case seriously, and work hard to assist you with either going through arbitration, or avoiding it altogether, and find a positive resolution to your employment-related problem.
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In California, with it being an “at-will” state, you may run into issues whether or not you sign the arbitration agreement, but no matter your current situation, you can rely on our law firm to help. Get in touch with us today and ask for your free consultation.