Appleton Law Offices

Appleton Law Offices

Employment Law Attorneys Serving Southern California

Firm Overview

At Appleton Law Group, APC, attorneys Heather Appleton and Cherryl Cercado are devoted to providing the highest standard of legal representation. Whether you are an employee facing wrongful termination or discrimination, or an employer who wishes to defend these charges, our attorneys provide the expertise and personalized assistance you need to obtain the best possible results.
Wrongful Termination & Discrimination Attorneys Providing High-Quality Representation in Southern California
Workplace disputes are often more complex than what first meets the eye. At Appleton Law Group, our attorneys are skilled at identifying potential claims and providing effective representation. Please read more about our practice areas below:
Employment Law: Employment law claims often involve wrongful or unlawful termination, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, failure to pay wages, and other adverse employer actions. These can be complex matters, so it is essential to consult an employment lawyer. At Appleton Law Group, we have extensive experience assisting employers and employees resolve workplace disputes.
Discrimination: Discrimination in the workplace takes place when an employee is treated differently based on his or her status, such as race, gender, age, national origin, religion, pregnancy, or sexual orientation. Discrimination may occur when an employer fails to promote, terminates employment, or fails to hire an individual due to his or her status. A Southern California discrimination attorney can help protect your rights and successfully pursue discrimination claims.
Harassment: Harassment cases may be based on a variety of grounds, including race, national origin, age, marital status, and disability. However, the most common harassment cases involve sexual harassment and gender harassment.
Wage & Hour Law: Wage and hour laws determine minimum wage, overtime pay, and specify the amount of time an employee can work. Disputes may arise when an employer fails to pay wages, bonuses, or overtime. If you are an employee or employer facing one of these issues, it is essential to contact a qualified employment attorney to resolve such disputes.
Contract Issues: Contract issues commonly arise from written or verbal employment agreements. At Appleton Law Group, our attorneys have provided representation in all types of contract claims. Consult our wrongful termination and discrimination attorneys today to ensure your contract disputes are handled in the most effective manner.
Contact Employment Law Attorneys Serving Southern California
If you have questions about a workplace or contract issue, contact the attorneys at Appleton Law Group to receive personalized representation at every step of your case. Please call our office today at (888) 649-1874 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Main Office
Main Office
2101 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 4240
El Segundo  CA  90245
Phone
  • 3104747022
Websites
Employment
Employment Laws in Southern California
At Appleton Law Group, our attorneys are devoted to providing the highest standard of legal representation. Whether your goal is to secure your job or to recover benefits or compensation, our attorneys strive to understand each client's unique needs to achieve the best possible resolution in every case.
Wrongful Termination & Discrimination Attorneys Providing Client-Focused Representation in Southern California
At Appleton Law Group, our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of employment law issues, including claims for wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour law violations, and contract issues.
The terms wrongful termination, unlawful termination and wrongful discharge are often used synonymously to refer to a legal cause of action, such as termination in violation of public policy. Generally, for an employee to bring a claim of wrongful termination under California employment law, the employer must have discharged the employee for an unlawful reason (for example, age or race) or in breach of a contract or agreement.
It is important to understand that many wrongful termination or discharge claims are the result of other issues, including harassment and discrimination. Workplace discrimination takes place when an employee is treated differently based on his or her status, such as race, age, gender, disability, pregnancy, or marital status. An employer unlawfully discriminates when an employer fails to promote, terminates employment, or fails to hire an individual because of his or her status. Similarly, harassment claims may be based on a variety of grounds, including race, national origin, age, marital status, and disability. Many people may not even know they have these claims, which is why it is essential to discuss your case with our Southern California discrimination lawyers.
At Appleton Law Group, our attorneys have successfully litigated wrongful termination and related claims, including:
Discrimination
Harassment
Wage and hour law violations
Breach of contract
Infliction of emotional distress
Interference with contract/prospective economic advantage
If you are facing one of these issues, it is essential to contact experienced harassment attorneys serving Southern California to ensure your rights are protected.
Contact Southern California Employment Lawyers Today To Discuss Your Workplace Dispute
If you have questions about a workplace or contract dispute, contact the attorneys at Appleton Law Group to receive personalized advice and representation. Please call our office today at (888) 649-1874 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Heather Appleton

For more than twenty years, Ms. Appleton has focused her professional pursuits on California employment law issues. Ms. Appleton obtained her law degree from Loyola Law School, where she worked for the Western Law Center for Disability Rights to prepare discrimination cases for trial. After graduating from law school, Ms. Appleton developed her practice in the area of employment law, gaining experience through her practice at numerous employment law firms in the California area. A successful and experienced litigator, Ms. Appleton also has considerable experience in the practice of mediation and has assisted at all stages of the mediation process.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Discrimination
Harassment
Wage & Hour Law
Contract Issues

Bar admissions
California, 1992
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California, 1993
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1994
Honors
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Education
J.D., Loyola Law School,1992
Honors: Dean's List, 1991-1992
B.A., University of California at Davis, 1989

Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Nuts & Bolts II Seminar: Disability/Reasonable Accommodation, January 29, 2011
Speaker, United Shoe Retailers Association, "HR: Tips to Avoid Employment Lawsuits and Prevent them From Destroying Your Business," May 2, 2011
Speaker, Orange County Bar Association, Life Cycle of an Employment Case, "Maintaining Positive Relationships Across the Bar During Discovery Disputes," June 4, 2011
Speaker, The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers, Seminar for Employers, Managers and Human Resources Professionals, "Human Resources and Employment Law: Tips to Avoid Employment Lawsuits and Prevent Them from Destroying Your Business," June 22, 2011
Speaker, Bridgeport Continuing Legal Education, Litigating Discrimination & Harassment Claims, "Motions for Summary Judgment & Other Dispositive Motions," May 11, 2012
Speaker, California Employment Lawyers Association, "Tales From the Dark Side," November 14, 2012
Speaker, Community Associations Institute, Community Association Law Seminar, "Employment Practices and Practicing Employment: Trends in Risk Management and Insurance," January 26, 2013
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