Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County Attorneys
Santa Cruz County, California is one of the counties in the San Francisco Bay area. The population as of 2010 was 262,000, and the county seat is Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz County forms the northern coast of the Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz is one of the smaller counties in the Bay area, with a total area of 445 square miles. The major cities within Santa Cruz County include Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Capitola, Aptos, Felton, Los Gatos, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Soquel, and Scotts Valley.
Employment issues often arise in Santa Cruz County. At Liberty Law, Micha Star Liberty enjoys helping employees and employers work through any conflicts they may have that arise over the course of an employment relationship. If the conflicts cannot be resolved, Micha Star Liberty helps employees take their cases to court.
One of the biggest problems in an employment context is discrimination and harassment. Federal and state law provide that discrimination and harassment on the basis of religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, pregnancy, sex, and similar characteristics are illegal. The harassment and discrimination do not have to come from a boss or the employer – if another employee, a customer, a contractor or another party harasses or discriminates against an employee, the employer can be held legally responsible. Harassment and discrimination can create a hostile work environment.
Another problem that may arise in an employment context is the violation of employees’ rights. Employers may choose to disregard the law, believing that the employees will not take any steps to enforce their legal rights. This may include improperly characterizing an employee as an independent contractor, failing to pay for vacation or sick time, retaliating against an employee for exercising their legal rights, wrongfully terminating an employee, and failing to pay overtime or all the pay to which an employee is entitled. Employers also often need help with questions of employment law, creating an employer-employee handbook, and performing workplace investigations. Micha Star Liberty can help both employers and employees with these issues.
Micha Star Liberty also enjoys helping automobile accident victims make claims for compensation arising out of the accident. Individuals involved in accidents frequently have many issues arising out of the accident, including medical issues, physical pain, an inability to work, and emotional damages. All of these issues deserve compensation in order to make the individual whole after the accident.
In addition to helping automobile accident victims with their personal injury claims in Santa Cruz County, Liberty Law helps people involved in bicycle and motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, rollover accidents, and airplane accidents. She also represent victims who’ve suffered a dog bite, who have been injured in a swimming pool accident, who have suffered a slip and fall accident, or who have been a victim of medical malpractice.
Liberty Law enjoys helping accident victims put their lives together again. If you have been injured in an accident in Santa Cruz County, or if you need legal assistance with an issue of employment law, call Micha Star Liberty of Liberty Law at 510-645-1000 or 415-896-1000. She works hard on behalf of her clients to help them resolve their legal issues. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.