San Joaquin County
San Joaquin County Attorneys
San Joaquin County is located in California’s Central Valley, east of the San Francisco Bay area. The county seat is Stockton. The county consists of almost 1,500 square miles, and had 685,000 in 2010. The biggest city in San Joaquin County is Stockton, which is also the county seat. Stockton has approximately 300,000 residents. Some other cities in the county include Tracy, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Lathrop, Escalon, French Camp, and Acampo.
With such a large population, San Joaquin County is home to a large number of companies and employers. Often in the course of an employee-employer relationship, legal disputes and legal questions arise. For employees, most commonly the issues that arise are related to discrimination and harassment.
In some situations, what employees believe to be discrimination and harassment at work aren’t illegal. However, they often are, particularly if they are based on an unlawful reason, such as sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, pregnancy, gender, and more. In California, the discrimination or harassment does not have to come from the employer or a supervisor in order to be illegal – instead, it could come from another employee, a customer, or someone else in the workplace.
There are many other issues employees may face in the workplace. They could be improperly paid for their work, which can mean not paying sufficiently for all hours worked, or failing to pay for overtime, vacation pay or sick leave. Employees may be dealing with a bullying boss who makes the workplace into a hostile work environment, which could lead to constructive discharge. Employees could have been improperly characterized as independent contractors when they are actually employees. They may have been retaliated against at work for exercising their legal rights.
San Joaquin County employers often seek the help of Liberty Law with issues related to employment law as well. They may have legal questions which require a legal opinion from an employment law attorney. They could need help with developing an employee handbook, or drafting an employment contract. Liberty Law can help with all of these issues and more.
Liberty Law also works extensively with personal injury accident victims, including victims of automobile accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, SUV accidents, and airplane accidents. They may have suffered serious injuries, or could have been killed in the accident. They often have brain injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, or head injuries. Liberty Law can help those accident victims put their lives back together again by obtaining compensation for them for their injuries. This may include compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and wrongful death. Family members of those injured or killed may be entitled to compensation as well.
Liberty Law works with victims of other types of negligence or intentional injuries as well. This includes victims of elder abuse, premises liability, dangerous products, defective medical devices, medical or medication malpractice, legal or professional malpractice, and more.
Micha Star Liberty of Liberty Law has extensive experience with helping employees and employers, as well as personal injury victims, with their legal issues and questions. If you are in San Joaquin County and need help, call Liberty Law at 510-645-1000 or 415-896-1000. Liberty Law will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call to learn more.