Employee Layoffs

You Still Have Rights After a Layoff

In this difficult economy, it is not uncommon for a worker who has been mistreated by his or her employer to be laid off. The job layoff may have been inevitable, or you may believe you were singled out for filing a complaint. Either way, you do not lose your legal right to participate in a class action claim against your former employer just because you are no longer on the payroll. Workers can file claims under California and federal laws for a wide variety of wage-and-hour infractions, including unpaid overtime, failure to pay the minimum wage and denial of vacation pay.


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Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a class action employment law firm that represents workers who are seeking justice. We have significant knowledge of the employee laws and labor laws that are on your side. By joining a class of plaintiffs in a lawsuit against your current or former employer, your case has increasing visibility in the courts and the likelihood of punitive damages is greatly increased. An employment class action lawsuit is often the only way to force an employer to stop its illegal pay practices. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Do you suspect that you were laid off in retaliation for speaking out? This is a type of wrongful termination, and it is illegal. Employers who retaliate against workers for filing a legitimate complaint face serious legal consequences. You have the law on your side — assert your legal rights with the help of an employment attorney.

We can handle a variety of class action employment claims arising in relation to a job lay off, including:


  • Unpaid overtime
  • Vacation pay and time off
  • Illegal wage deductions and business expense reimbursements
  • Minimum wage
  • Unpaid wages and waiting-time penalties
  • Illegal severance packages and release agreements

Talk to one of our lawyers about the circumstances of your job before the layoff, and why you think you may have a valid claim against your employer. We’ll do the research and the math to determine whether you have a claim for wrongful termination or other matters and can initiate or join a class action lawsuit with other workers.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation about your legal concerns. If you are the first to initiate a claim, you may be entitled to additional compensation in the form of a service award. We represent employees in class action lawsuits against employers in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco and Santa Clara, and throughout California.