EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

We represent workers and small business employers in employment litigation matters

 

PRACTICE

AREAS

Wrongful Termination

 

We defend and prosecute wrongful termination lawsuits. If you're an employee who's been terminated because of a protected status (e.g., race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status) or if your a small business employer that's been sued for alleged wrongful termination, call us.

Wage and Hour

 

We defend and prosecute wage and hour lawsuits. If you're an employee victim of wage theft (e.g., forced to work-off-the-clock, not paid overtime or double-time premiums, not authorized or permitted to take timely meal/rest periods) or if you're a small business employer that's been sued for alleged wage theft, call us.

PAGA & Class Action

 

In California, the Private Attorney General Act allows workers to deputize themselves as attorneys general to enforce the Labor Code. Through the class action mechanism, we've recovered wages and penalties on behalf of hundreds of workers in Southern California. If you and your co-workers are the victim of systemic wage theft or illegal conditions in the workplace, call us. Likewise, if you're a small business employer that's been served a PAGA notice letter or a lawsuit, call us.

Retaliation, Harassment, Discrimination, & Whistleblower

 

We defend and prosecute retaliation, harassment, discrimination, and whistleblower lawsuits. If you're an employee who's been retaliated, harassed, or discriminated against because of a protected status (e.g., race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or if you complained about illegal conduct in the workplace) or if you're a small business employer that's been sued for alleged workplace retaliation, harassment, or discrimination, call us.

 

OUR MISSION

We help our clients avoid lawsuits. We vigorously advocate on their behalf when lawsuits are unavoidable.

 

ATTORNEY PROFILE

SHAFIEL A. KARIM
ATTORNEY AT LAW

Mr. Karim's practice is almost exclusively dedicated to employment litigation. Mr. Karim represents clients in various employment law matters ranging from counseling to litigation in court to representation before administrative agencies. Mr. Karim was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017, 2019-2021, an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Southern California received this distinction in 2017, and 2019-2021.

Prior Cases​

  • Represented employers and employees in wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, and retaliation matters in court and administrative agencies

  • Represented class of approximately 200 retail workers in wage/hour class action

  • Represented class of approximately 1,600 warehouse workers in wage/hour class action

  • Represented numerous small- and medium-sized businesses in breach of contract disputes

  • Litigated civil rights and proposed class action lawsuits against airlines, automakers, food manufacturers, governments, grocery stores, and technology companies

  • Defended health care firm in complex consolidated insurance action

  • Defended numerous small- and medium-sized businesses in wrongful termination actions

  • Represented businesses in copyright and trademark/service mark infringement matters


Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California

  • United States District Court, Central District of California

  • United States District Court, Northern District of California

  • District of Columbia Bar

 
Memberships & Associations​

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

 
Education

  • Juris Doctor - Southwestern Law School

  • Master of Business Administration - Claremont Colleges

  • Master of Arts - California State University, Long Beach

  • Bachelor of Arts - California State University, Fullerton

 

CONTACT

US

2698 Junipero Avenue

Suite 201A

Signal Hill, California 90755

Email: info@skarimlaw.com
Telephone: (562) 653-6850

Facsimile: (562) 285-9990

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our office is closed to the public. However, we are open and working remotely.