If you were mistreated by your employer, call John W. Dalton today at 858-720-8422 for a free case evaluation!

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As a loyal employee, you treat others the way you expect to be treated. After all, that is the Golden Rule. Unfortunately, not all employers and coworkers will provide you with the same respect. If your work environment goes from simply difficult and rude to outright harassing and discriminatory, you have rights under California employment law. You may even be able to file a lawsuit to stop further harassment and obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you believe you have been the victim of workplace harassment or discrimination, contact the Law Office of John W. Dalton today. Speaking with an experienced Indio employment lawyer can put you on the path to a better workplace. Contact us today.

Employment Lawyer Fighting for Employee Rights

California employment legal issues attorney John Dalton has been fighting for employee rights for over 25 years. John’s Southern California employment law practice has always focused on representing plaintiffs like you. If you believe you’ve been the victim of workplace harassment, discrimination, or issues like wage theft and wrongful termination, you need a California employment legal issues lawyer who is not afraid of taking on large corporations.  John is an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator who has secured some of the largest verdicts in sexual harassment cases in the State of California.

Types of Employment Law Cases We Handle

Workplace Harassment

We help employees who have been harassed at work. Most people are familiar with the definition of sexual harassment. California employment law also protects you from hostile work environments beyond sexual harassment. You have a right to a workplace free from harassment on the basis of your:

  • sex/gender;
  • race or ethnicity;
  • religion;
  • national origin;
  • sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
  • age; and
  • disability.

If you have experienced workplace harassment, your next step may be to file a claim with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), a process our experienced Indio employment attorney can help lead you through. 

Workplace Discrimination

Like workplace harassment, workplace discrimination is prohibited by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Discrimination involves normal job decisions—such as hiring, firing, and setting work conditions—that are made on the basis of race, gender, religion, and more, instead of on merit.

Wrongful Termination

Most employees are at-will employees. This means your employer can terminate your employment at any time for almost any reason. However, employees cannot be terminated in breach of an employment contract or in violation of a law. If you think you’ve been wrongfully terminated, speak to an experienced Indio employment lawyer right away.

Wage and Hour Law

California sets minimum standards for minimum wages, as well as required employee breaks. The law also specifies rules about overtime pay. California employers sometimes try to get out of their wage and hour obligations by classifying hourly employees as salaried. Sometimes they classify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying overtime as well. Do not let your employer steal your labor and avoid their employment law responsibilities. We can help you. Contact the Law Office of John W. Dalton today.

Fighting For Workplace Fairness

Negotiation and Consultation

John Dalton knows that diplomacy and negotiation skills are just as important as being able to fight for you in court. As a top California employment legal practitioner, John brings his background of years of work for the Central Intelligence Agency to work for you at the negotiating table. Understanding all aspects of work discrimination, contract disputes, and other employment issues makes John a great partner to have in achieving your employment law goals.


When you’re looking for an Indio employment attorney, a track record of success matters. John Dalton’s record at trial speaks for itself. One case represented the largest sexual harassment award in the nation with a verdict of over $30,000,000 and over $8,000,000 awarded in attorney fees (Gober v. Ralphs Grocery Company). While not every case will have that kind of result, and not every case will even go to trial, you want to work with someone who is willing to take on big corporations and win. Several of John’s cases have even been featured in the national news, including Primetime Live with Chris Wallace and NOW on PBS (Is Your Daughter Safe at Work?).

How Our Indio Employment Attorney Can Help Make a Difference in Your Case 

John Dalton has spent over 25 years fighting for the rights of victims of sexual harassment, assault, and workplace discrimination. From his Southern California home base, John has taken on large employers around the country and won compensation for his clients.

With an impressive track record at trial, John has won some of the largest sexual harassment case verdicts in California (and national) history. You do not have to handle your California employment law claim alone. Contact us today for a free consultation. 

Americans spend one-third of their lives at work. You deserve to spend that time free from harassment and discrimination. If the scales in your workplace tip from rudeness and “jokes gone too far” to outright discrimination and harassing behavior, you have rights under California employment law.

You may even be able to file a lawsuit to stop further harassment. If you believe you have been the victim of workplace harassment or discrimination, contact the Law Office of John W. Dalton today. A knowledgeable Indio employment attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Our experienced lawyer also handles other types of employment cases including: