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Employee Rights Attorney in California & Washington Employee Rights Attorney in California & Washington

Employee Rights Attorney in California & Washington

As an employee, you have rights. Labor laws protect you from unfair and unlawful labor practices. It doesn’t matter what industry you work in. Or what type of worker you are classified as.

If you have been treated unfairly,
Malk Law Firm can help.

Our Process

Our Process


First, your assigned legal team will gather records related to your claim, including your contract, time sheets, and communications via email or other work-related platforms.

These documents will help your attorney understand the extent of your claim and build your case for compensation.


Your attorney and legal team will investigate your workplace claim in great detail to gather the necessary evidence.

They will look at the documents you provide and may also look at employment records, contracts, and other workplace data.


Your attorney will negotiate with the defense, outside of the courtroom, to help get you the compensation you may be entitled to.

If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, your attorney is prepared to go to trial and present your case in the strongest possible form.

Our Process

Sylvia Herbozo, Our Client

I feel very fortunate that Michael took on my case. He saw the injustice that I experienced and did everything possible to support me. He advocated for me in ways that I hadn’t considered would be necessary. Michael also involved me in all decisions and truly valued my input. Equally important, he always showed compassion and understood how hard pursuing a lawsuit can be on a client. He made it clear that we are in this together. I could not have asked for a better lawyer and advocate.

I feel very fortunate that Michael took on my case. He saw the injustice that I experienced and did everything possible to support me.


Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Know Your Rights

  • Age Discrimination (ADEA)
  • Child Labor Laws
  • Disability Discrimination (ADA)
  • Discrimination Laws
  • Employment / Age Certification
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family/Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Breastfeeding Mothers
  • Labor Laws (NLRA)
  • Leave Laws
  • Mass Layoffs (WARN)
  • Meals and Breaks
  • Minimum Wage
  • Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees
  • Overtime
  • Health and Safety (OSHA)
  • Payday Requirements
  • Prevailing Wages
  • Required Postings
  • State Labor Offices
  • Wage Payment
  • Unemployment
  • Vacation Leave

What our clients say

Justina Salma


Mr Malk its absolutely awesome, he is very attentive and compassionate, he has a good understanding of the issues and he is very honest regarding the outcome, I truly recommend him 👍

Justina Salma

Frequently (un)asked questions

Simply put, labor and employment laws cover your rights in the workplace. Here are some examples:

  • Employers are prohibited from discriminating or retaliating against employees.
  • There are requirements for compensation relating to meal breaks, overtime, minimum wage, etc.
  • Employers must do everything in their power to provide a working environment that is safe from hazards AND harassment.

When an employee is fired from their job unlawfully, it’s referred to as wrongful termination. We commonly see cases where an employer has fired someone in a discriminatory manner or in retaliation to an employee who was doing what they felt was the right thing.

Although there have been strict laws against workplace discrimination for years, it’s still a prevalent issue. Here are some of the most common forms:

  • Racial Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, (ADA).

Petty slights, annoyances, and isolated incidents (unless extremely serious) will not rise to the level of illegality. To be unlawful, the conduct must create a work environment that would be intimidating, hostile, or offensive to reasonable people.

Harassment in the workplace can be a complex topic for both employees and employers to deal with. Here are some tips to help ensure you taking the proper steps and protecting yourself along the way:

  1. Document what happened – Record when the harassment occurred, where it took place, who was involved, and how you reacted to the situation.
  2. Reach out to HR – If you feel comfortable doing so, reach out to a manager or your HR department to discuss your options. Allow them to rectify things internally.
  3. Seek legal advice – If the harassment isn’t getting resolved or you fear being retaliated against, reach out to a lawyer for guidance.
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