Working in the entertainment industry in Southern California is notoriously stressful. When you break into the industry, it can be devastating to be discriminated against or illegally fired. When you need a Los Angeles wrongful termination attorney, you can count on Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers to be by your side. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to investigate what happened in your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
What kind of jobs are we talking about here?
Have you ever thought about how many people it takes to bring a TV show or major film to completion? We see the actors and actresses on screen, but what happens behind the scenes?
The film and television industry employs 2.1 million people in the United States and supports more than 93,000 small businesses. This is a massive industry that employs people in a wide variety of professions of skilled and unskilled labor. This can include:
- Set carpenters
- Transportation workers
- Stunt professionals
- Writers and editors
- Special effects workers
- Casting crews
- Camera and lighting workers
- And more
The average US film has more than 500 people credited for work, but many films have more than that. What many people do not realize is that these workers often face a hostile work environment and wrongful termination.
Discrimination and retaliation are illegal in any workplace
- Sexual orientation
- Pregnancy status
The law also states that a worker cannot be retaliated against or fired for reporting instances of discrimination, harassment, wage or hour violations, or other illegal activity. Contrary to popular belief, these laws apply to workers in the entertainment industry, just as they do for any other worker in Southern California.
What should you do if you have been wrongfully terminated?
You need to hire a Los Angeles wrongful termination lawyer who understands all of the employment laws for this state. Your attorney will cut through the complex system and be ready to counter any arguments put up by the other side. These cases are rarely cut and dry and often require a thorough investigation into your employer or supervisor.
We are ready to help you move forward
At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we have years of experience protecting workers in California. If you have been wrongfully terminated from your job in the entertainment industry, we are ready to help you today. You have rights, just like any other worker. Let us investigate every aspect of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Recovery of lost income and benefits
- Your court costs and legal fees
- Emotional distress damages
- Possible punitive damages