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Employment Law

Employment law deals with the relationship between employers and employees, encompassing a wide range of legal issues related to the workplace. These issues include wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, workplace safety issues, and whistleblowing, among others. As a law firm that has represented employees in actions against their employers for more than thirty years, we have a deep understanding of the challenges that employees face in the workplace, and we are committed to advocating for their rights and interests in a wide variety of legal actions, including:

Wrongful Termination

One of the most common issues in employment law is wrongful termination. Although employment is generally "at will" absent an agreement to the contrary, employers are still prohibited from firing employees for reasons that violate the law or public policy. Some examples of wrongful termination include being fired for discriminatory reasons (e.g., race, gender, age, religion), for reporting illegal activities, or for taking certain forms of protected medical leave. We help employees fight back against wrongful termination by investigating the circumstances of their termination and identifying and pursuing any violations of law.

Discrimination and Retaliation

Discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee unfairly based on their race, gender, age, religion, or other protected characteristics. Retaliation happens when an employer takes adverse action against an employee for engaging in protected activity, such as reporting illegal activity or filing a complaint about harassment or discrimination. Phillips & Associates represents employees who have experienced discrimination or retaliation in the workplace, and we work to hold employers accountable for their actions.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that involves unwanted sexual advances, comments, or conduct in the workplace. Sexual harassment can create a hostile work environment and have serious consequences for the victim's mental health and career. We help victims of sexual harassment by investigating the allegations and pursuing legal action against the employer.


Employees who report illegal or unethical conduct by their employers are protected from retaliation under federal and state law. Whistleblowers are often subjected to adverse employment actions, such as demotion or termination, for speaking out against their employer. We help whistleblowers assert their legal rights and protect them from retaliation.

The Potential for Recovering Attorney Fees

In many employment law cases, the plaintiff has the right to recover attorney fees if they prevail in their lawsuit. This is an important protection for employees because it allows them to pursue legal action without incurring significant financial costs. It also places additional pressure on the employer to settle the case at an early stage as their liability for attorney fees will only increase as the litigation progresses.


Phillips & Associates fights to secure maximum compensation for our employment clients, including fighting to secure attorney fees when the law permits us to do so.

We Handle All Employment Cases on a Contingency Fee Basis

All of our cases are handled on a pure contingency fee basis, meaning that we only get paid if we recover compensation for our clients. We advance all costs associated with the litigation, including court fees, expert witness fees, and other expenses. This allows our clients to pursue their case without worrying about upfront costs.

Phillips & Associates is Committed to Achieving Justice for Employees

At Phillips & Associates, we are personally committed to achieving justice for all employees whose rights have been violated in the workplace. We understand the emotional toll that employment law violates can have, and we work tirelessly to ensure that the legal rights of each client are fully protected.  If you are an employee who has experienced discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or other workplace issues, please contact us for a free consultation.



Los Angeles Office
5850 Canoga Ave., Ste. 400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

San Diego Office
990 Highland Dr. Ste. 212-D
Solana Beach, CA 92075

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