Merced Employment Lawyers

If you live in the city of Merced, or perhaps nearby, and are dealing with a workplace issue such as harassment or discrimination, contact employment lawyer Lawrance Bohm.With offices located nearby in Sacramento and Stockton, Mr. Bohm serves clients in Merced, and throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

Workers From Merced Deserve the Best Representation Available

With a population of more than 80,000 people, Merced is home to many hard-working people. While there are lots of job opportunities throughout Northern California, many top employers provide work in the city of Merced. These include: the University of California Merced, Mercy Medical, AT&T, and WalMart.

While most employers do their best to follow the state’s labor laws, there are plenty of times when companies flaunt the law. When this happens, and a worker’s rights are violated, a good attorney, such as Mr. Bohm, can help that worker obtain just compensation.

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About the Bohm Law Group

 Lawrance Bohm attended Tulane University Law School, and graduated cum laude in 2000. After graduation, he worked as an associate attorney handling civil rights, personal injury and employment claims. In 2005, he set out on his own and founded the Bohm Law Group, which represents employees exclusively. He has since established a track record of high-sum awards for his clients, and assembled a  team of skilled associates.

Types of  Cases Handled by Bohm Law

The following is the basic types of cases handled by Bohm Law. Click on the links to learn more about each topic.

What a Worker Can Recover in an Employment Lawsuit

While no lawyer can predict a specific judgment amount in a case, it is possible to discuss the different types of compensation available. Continue reading to learn about these categories.

Back Pay

In some discrimination and harassment cases, a worker is denied their rightful wages. For instance, an employee might be demoted as a result of discrimination. A good lawyer can help such a client secure back pay and collect compensation owed.

Lost Wages

In order to understand lost wages, imagine an employee making an annual salary of $50,000. If this employee were wrongfully terminated, and unable to find work for three years, he or she might be able to sue for lost wages. In this case, three years at the annual salary amount would come out to $150,000 in lost wages.

Pain and Suffering

A person who experiences any of the following issues may be eligible for pain and suffering damages:

  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Back Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Other Ailments

Punitive Damages

These types of awards are exceedingly rare, however, they are not unheard of. In fact, these are the types of awards that make headlines. Punitive damages are designed to punish the company and prevent the discrimination or harassment from happening again. In order to win this type of award, the employee must show the company acted with fraud, malice or oppression.

Why Contact an Employment Attorney?

Perhaps you’re dealing with an employment issue and you’re thinking about simply filing a claim with the Fair Employment and Housing Department rather than contacting a lawyer to help you deal with the problem. Here are a couple things to consider:

  • The company you file a claim against is almost certain to have its own legal representation. Some companies even retain multiple attorneys for this eventuality.
  • There’s a good chance the company (and its attorneys) have experience dealing with the Fair Employment and Housing Department, and know how to play the game.
  • A company is more likely to take an employee claim seriously if the employee is properly represented.

It goes without saying that a good employment attorney will increase your chances of a fair settlement. It could be well worth your time and effort to find out if you have a case by scheduling  an initial consultation. In many cases, employment lawyers represent clients on a contingency basis. This means the client pays nothing out-of-pocket.

If you live in Merced, or a nearby city, and are dealing with an employment issue, contact the office of Lawrance Bohm, and find out how he can help you.