Frequently Asked Questions About Employee Rights

Frequently Asked Questions About Employee Rights

If you feel your employer has been breaking California labor laws, you are going to have many questions about how to proceed with being compensated for your damages. Employees all over California have come to us for help and because of our extensive experience, we are able to answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that an employee will have when pursuing a case against their current or former employer.

Employment lawsuits take a long time and can be incredibly slow and frustrating. As with any legal dispute, it is important to be patient and understand that we are working hard for you. Many clients see movies or TV shows and have unrealistic expectations of how long it actually takes to navigate complex cases, which is unfair to the client and to the attorneys that are working for them. ‘Quickly’ isn’t a term that runs parallel with legal matters.

However, at Johnson Attorneys Group we are committed to delivering the fastest possible results for our clients and we are able to do this because of the breadth and depth of our experience in employment law. We know what strategies to use and what laws need to be navigated in order to win for our clients and ensure a victory in as timely a manner as possible.

Here are just a few reasons as to why an employment case would take a long time:

  1. Plaintiff (employee), defendant (employer), and lawyer personalities play heavily into the determination of length. When all parties involved cooperate, things run much smoother than when the parties argue and fight.
  2. Experience, expertise, and integrity of the lawyers involved is also a considerable factor. A truly experienced lawyer will be able to get a settlement for you quickly, in most cases. An honest attorney will also set realistic expectations for you. Too often, attorneys make empty promises to clients, in an effort to drag out the case longer, making the bill larger.
  3. Court backlog can severely hinder our time frames. California courts have an incredible amount of work and some judges are setting trial dates years down the road. Be patient with the system as well.
  4. The size of your case can also determine its length. As a rule of thumb, the more money at stake, the more there is to fight over, hence the longer your case will take to settle.
  5. Mediator schedules can be just as packed as the court schedules. Often times, to get a good mediator, you have to schedule them several months ahead of time.

Be patient and understanding of the process it takes to get you the most you possibly can for your case. Johnson Attorneys Group is here to help every step of the way and with our experience, we commit to you the attention, respect and time that your case deserves.