Are you a Real Estate Company or Real Estate Broker facing a Real Estate Industry Employment Dispute? Our real estate industry employment litigation attorneys help brokers and real estate companies achieve better outcomes from employment disputes. Millions of dollars can be left in limbo when disputes arise between brokers, brokerages, real estate companies, real estate agents, or other real estate professionals.
Stone LLP real estate employment litigation attorneys pursue justice and defend the claims so you can keep focus on your current clients and closing transactions in your business. We defend your personal and professional reputation to keep the impact of the lawsuit as minimal as possible.
We Represent Real Estate Companies and Broker-Employers in Los Angeles and Orange County
The attorneys at Stone LLP represent real estate brokers, real estate brokerages, real estate companies, and most other employers serving the California real estate industry. We work with residential, commercial, and industrial real estate companies to defend employment lawsuits filed against you. Having years of experience in this niche of employment law leads to a more compressive defense and successful resolution of your case.
Employment disputes can take many shapes and forms. Often disputes arise over compensation, commission calculations, bonuses, exclusivity, and wrongful termination. Without proper legal counsel to address these claims, the broker or employing-company can face a lengthy and often public trying of the allegations.
Experienced CA Real Estate Employment Litigation Defense Attorneys
The attorneys at Stone LLP concentrate in this area of law because we understand the intimate affect an employment lawsuit can have on you personally and professionally. The likelihood of you facing an employment lawsuit at some time is nearly certain, and we’re here to help guide you through the trenches.
Attorney Elliott H. Stone has lead the firm and maintained an active broker license for over 10 years. Let our team of real estate industry employment defense attorneys review your situation today: call us on (818) 854-3600.
Defending Your Real Estate Company and Brokerage from an Employment Lawsuit
Whether the case brings forth valid claims or if it’s merit-less, you still need an experienced attorney to defend your rights and assert your defenses in the matter.
Employment lawsuits from Agents and Employees can include claims such as:
- Wrongful Termination
- Breach of Employment Contract
- Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing
- Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage
- Unjust Enrichment/Quantum Merit
- Conversion of wages
- Failure to Prevent Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation (Govt. C. §12940(k))
- Sexual Harassment
- Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment (2CCR §11019(b)(2))
- Hostile Work Environment Harassment (2CCR §11019)
- Failure to Accommodate Disability (Govt. C. §12490(m))
- Religious Creed Discrimination – Failure to Accommodate (Govt. C. §12490(l))
- Sex-based Wage Discrimination
- California Family Rights Act (Govt. C. §12945.2)
- California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (Govt. C. §12945(a))
- California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (Lab. C. §§245.5-246.5)
- California Paid Family Leave (Unempl. Ins. C. §§2708, 3300-3303)
- Defamation (Civ. C. §§43, 45, 46(3))
- Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
- Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
- Unfair Business Practices (Bus & Prof C. §§17200)
- Sexual Battery (Civ. C. §1708.5)
- Civil Extortion
- False Imprisonment
- Invasion of Privacy (Cal. Const., Article 1, §1 & C/L)
- Recording Confidential Info. (Penal C. §§632, 637.2)
- Improper Disclosure of SSN (Civ. C. §1798.85)
- Improper Use of Credit Report (Civ. C. §1785.1)
- Stalking (Civ. C. §1708.7)
- Whistleblower Protection Act (Govt. C. §§9149.20-23, 8547.1-12, Govt. C. §§8545.1-5; Health & Safety C. §1278.5; Health & Safety C. §5329.8; also protected under C/L)
How We Resolve Claims Against Your Real Estate Brokerage in California
Most employment disputes begin as a “Demand Letter” from the former employee’s counsel to you, the employer. Don’t ignore this letter or discount its contents. This is often the other side’s first attempt to resolve the dispute outside of court and before an actual lawsuit is filed with the Superior Court of California.
If a settlement is not reached with the employees counsel, they will likely file a lawsuit in their County of employment. This is when the real estate employment defense attorneys at Stone LLP aggressively assert your defenses in court, and file counter-claims when appropriate against the employee. There are many paths and legal strategies to remedy an employment dispute, which come into play at any point of the case, including during negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and/or litigation of the case.
If you are a real estate company or real estate broker battling an employment dispute, the experienced team at Stone LLP will defend your case and explain your options during a confidential, no obligation, and no fee consultation.
We serve brokerages throughout California with a Los Angeles County office in Woodland Hills, and an Orange County office in Newport Beach. Call us today at 818-854-3600.