Los Angeles Breach of Contract & Fraud Lawyer
Accepting a job with an employer can involve entering into an employment contract, which may detail the terms of employment, the required job duties and/or the agreed-upon compensation and benefits.
When employers fail to honor the provisions in these contracts, employees can sue for breach of contract. Additionally, if an employer has engaged in fraud during the hiring process or the term of employment, employees may also have grounds to pursue legal action against employers.
At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our Los Angeles lawyers are experienced at holding employers accountable when they breach employment contracts with and/or commit fraud against our clients. Known for our aggressive legal advocacy and record of success, our attorneys are ready to help you identify and pursue your best recovery options after an employer has:
- Violated your employment contract
- Subjected you to any type of fraud
- Retaliated against you for pointing out – or taking legal action following – breach of contract or fraud.
How Employers May Breach Employment Contracts: Common Examples
Breach of employment contracts can take various forms. Some common examples of these violations include (and are not limited to) employers:
- Dismissing (i.e., laying off or firing) employees before the termination date specified in the contract
- Dismissing employees for grounds not specified in the employment contract
- Failing to pay employees the compensation detailed in the contract
- Failing to provide employees with benefits, including healthcare/retirement benefits and vacation/sick time, as stipulated by the contract
- Assigning employees to duties that violate the terms of the contract.
How Employers May Commit Fraud in Relation to Employees: Common Examples
Similar to breach of contracts, employer fraud related to employees can occur in various ways, only some of which include:
- Misrepresenting the terms of an employment contract and/or the nature of the job related to that contract
- Engaging in workers’ compensation or unemployment fraud, which can occur, for instance, by misreporting an employee’s income (to limit benefit payouts)
- Doctoring payroll records to avoid paying employees the full amount of compensation they have earned
- Committing tax or insurance fraud in relation to employees’ income or coverage.
Here, it’s crucial to note that, when employees stand up for their rights and report any breach of contract or employer fraud, state and federal laws protect them against retaliation from an employer (e.g., a demotion, firing, pay reduction, etc.).
Let’s Discuss Your Options for Justice: Contact a Los Angeles Employment Law Attorney at the Azadian Law Group, PC
If you have been subjected to an employer’s fraudulent actions or breach of contract, contact a Los Angeles employment law attorney at the Azadian Law Group, PC for a free case review to find out more about your options for recovery and justice.
Our experience lawyers exclusively represent employees and, over the past few years alone, have recovered more than $30 million for our clients.
Call us at (626) 449-4944 or send us an email via this contact form to find out more about how we can help you. If you choose to move forward with us, you will not have to pay us any legal fees until or unless compensation is secured for your case.
From offices in Pasadena, our attorneys provide exceptional legal service and representation to people throughout Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County and the state of California.