At Stone LLP, our attorneys are deeply aware of the growing litigious nature of employees in California and our team of employer defense attorneys are here to help.  Most employers only think about lawsuits from employees after they’ve been served and its too late to take preventative measures.

Right now, you likely have many questions, which is understandable. You may be asking, “How will this affect my business?” or maybe, “How do I keep this quiet from my current employees”, or even “How long or how much will this cost my business?”  California employers choose the attorneys at Stone LLP to defend employment claims because of our superior legal judgment and expertise honed through decades of experience.

We Represent Retail Employers in Los Angeles and Orange County

When you operate a retail store in California, there are certain employment practices that must be followed.  If they are not, this exposes your business, and sometimes the owner, to liabilities.  Whether the case is frivolous or actually has merit, you still need an attorney to assert your rights and defend the case and resolve the matter.

Stone LLP represents retail stores, the ownership, and the individuals whom hold a management capacity at the store against employees who file lawsuits.  This includes medium-large retail stores, retail shops, specialty stores, department stores, super markets and grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores and pharmacies, discount stores, and factory outlets.

If a current or former employee has sued your store, put your mind at ease and call today to discuss your situation with an attorney at Stone LLP.  We’re here to help.

Your Defense as a Retail Store Employer in California

Stone LLP has a team of trial attorneys primed on the latest laws and appeal cases which affect your defense of the lawsuit filed against your retail store.  When a California retail employer is presented with an employment lawsuit, it’s important to weigh all options available to you and choose a path which best aligns with the culture and environment of your store. 

Some claims may include:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • 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 Retail Store

Our attorneys understand that you as the business owner may not be involved in the day-to-day operations of the retail store.  We work with you and your managers, assistant managers, supervisors, shift leaders, and key holders to establish a complete set of facts and determine liability.  Justice can be obtained for the employer in many ways through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and/or litigation in the Superior Court of California. 

As an employer in California, you need to consult an employment attorney when you’re served with a lawsuit from a current or former employee.  The attorneys at Stone LLP sift through the facts to defend your store from over zealous employees looking for an easy pay-day.  Stone LLP takes a pragmatic and results-oriented approach to solve your legal challenges so you can focus on running your business.

We serve retail stores across Southern California with a Los Angeles County office in Woodland Hills, and an Orange County office in Irvine.  Ask your questions to an Employment Defense Lawyer at Stone LLP today by calling us at (818) 854-3600.