When Employers Breach Contracts & Commit Fraud in Los Angeles
When you agree to work for an employer, you may enter into a contract with that employer, defining the terms of and compensation for your employment. When an employer fails to live up to the terms of this contract, it will be in breach of contract, and you will likely have a legal claim against that company.
Just as employers may break contracts, they may also commit fraud and in doing so break the law, openings themselves up to additional legal claims.
- Are in breach of contract
- Have committed fraud
- Have retaliated against workers for bringing attention to their wrongdoings
By effectively advocating workers’ rights and guiding them through the complexities of the legal system, our attorneys can help these workers secure the compensation and justice to which they are entitled.
Employer Breach of Contract: How Employers Can Be in Breach of Contract
Anything an employer does to violate an agreement you have entered into with that employer may constitute a breach of contract. Some examples of employer breach of contract include (but are not limited to) employers:
- Firing or laying off employees for reasons not specified in the contract and/or before the term of the employment contract has expired
- Failing to pay employees the contractually agreed-upon compensation
- Failing to provide the contractually agreed upon benefits
How Employer Fraud Can Occur
In some cases, an employer’s breach of contract can constitute fraud. When an employer fails to live up to its end of an employment contract or has convinced you to accept a job based on misrepresentation or false promises regarding that job, you may also have a fraud claim against that employer.
Employer fraud can also come in other forms, including (but not necessarily limited to) employers committing:
- Workers’ compensation fraud
- Payroll fraud
- Insurance or unemployment fraud
- Tax evasion
If you choose to report this fraud (i.e., become a whistleblower), it is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you. If you do become the target of an employer’s retaliatory actions, you will have another claim against that employer.
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If you believe that your employer is in breach of contract or has committed fraud, contact our Los Angeles employment lawyers to assist you. You can contact us by calling (310) 575-2550 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page to set up a free initial consult with one of our lawyers.
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