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Wrongful Termination

Wrongful TerminationIf you have been injured while working for your employer, Bowman & Associates will fight for you to obtain the full range of workers’ compensation benefits owed to you. Workplace injuries can include on-the-job injuries due to a specific event like a slip and fall as well as injuries that occur over time due to repetitive physical activities, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and back and leg problems. Workplace injuries can also include work-related illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease, breathing problems, or conditions related to exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes…

Discrimination

Discrimination LawyerThe Law Office of Bowman & Associates helps clients who have been discriminated against on the basis of their race, age, religion, national origin, gender, or pregnancy status. Generally, it is illegal to treat a worker different or not offer them work based on these protected categories.

 

Sexual Harassment

Sexual HarassmentSexual harassment is a form of gender based discrimination, actions taken against a person based upon their gender. California employers of one or more employees are required to take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent harassment from occurring in the workplace. Sexual harassment typically falls into two categories, “quid pro quo” which makes a condition of job continuance, benefits, promotions, etc. on receipt of sexual favors; and “hostile environment” where the unwelcome sexual comments, touching, and or visual displays of a supervisor or coworker create…

 

Harassment

Workplace harassment is a growing issue in California. Unfortunately each day there are employees harassed in the workplace, either by co-workers or management. Harassment is a growing concern in California and the state legislature and courts have taken serious steps to help alleviate the issue in the workplace. Unfortunately in today’s society too many individuals do not understand or respect others “space” or beliefs.

Harassment is a form of 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)...

 

Employment Retaliation

Employee RetaliationRetaliation is an act by an employer, either economically tangible or more subtle, in an attempt to have an adverse affect on an employee who has objected to sexual harassment, discrimination, or other illegal activity. Retaliation may also occur where a woman has taken leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

One type of retaliation is where the victim can show a tangible adverse employment action including termination, a pay-cut, or another demonstrable act that caused economic injury…

 

Wages, Hours & Overtime

Wages Hours and OvertimeFederal wage, hour, and overtime laws are regulated by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In addition, most states have similar wage and hour laws governing overtime. Non-exempt employees should be paid at least 1 1/2 times their hour salary for overtime hours worked. Overtime hours can include working more than 40 hours in one week or more than 8 hours in one day. Unfortunately, in some instances, company greed or ignorance prevent you from receiving your entitled overtime pay. The following are guidelines to help you determine if you are not being fully…

 

Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment CompensationCalifornia’s Unemployment Compensation law provides benefits for most employees who are terminated from their employment. Unemployment Compensation benefits can be denied only in limited circumstances such as when the employee is terminated for actual ‘misconduct’ as narrowly defined by the statute or where the employee voluntarily quits work without good cause attributable to the employer. Employees who file for Unemployment Compensation benefits and are denied their claims can appeal the decision. Often employers contest Unemployment Compensation benefits…

 

Glossary

a written legal argument, usually in a format prescribed by the courts, stating the legal reasons for the suit based on statutes, regulations, case precedents, legal texts, and reasoning applied to facts in the particular situation. A brief is submitted to lay out the argument for various petitions and motions before the court (sometimes called “points and authorities”), to counter the arguments of opposing lawyers, and to provide the judge or judges with reasons to rule in favor of the party represented by the brief writer.
treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.
A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have received damages from a defendant’s actions, seeks a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff’s complaint.
the term for an employee who “blows the whistle” on an employer, i.e., who reports to the authorities an employer’s illegal action or practice. Whistleblowers are entitled to a number of protections under state and federal law.
a form of insurance that provides compensation medical care for employees who are injured in the course of employment, in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence.

REVIEWS

– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– Darlene W.

2016-05-26T02:26:57+00:00

– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– David M.

2016-05-26T02:35:16+00:00

– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Heather A.

2016-05-26T02:39:24+00:00

– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Brent

2016-05-26T02:40:28+00:00

– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.

– Laurel K.

2016-05-26T03:44:59+00:00

– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.