Avila & Shaddow Attorneys at Law
Call For A Free Consultation
818-676-9658 / 866-450-4LAW
Se Habla Español
Menu Contact
Aggressive Protection of Your Rights Under The Law

Employees protest working conditions

Over 25,000 signatures have been gathered protesting the working conditions for employees working for the popular shoe company Skechers. According to reports, workers signed various petitions in hopes that the company would investigate contractors and subcontractors that are used in making and distributing the shoes around the country.

Recently, workers in California also took to the street to protest the unsafe working conditions suffered by Skechers employees. The protest occurred outside the annual shareholders meeting. The employees claim that they suffer from inhumane treatment, illegal termination, discrimination against immigrants and other unsafe working conditions. Some workers have compared the conditions to sweat-shops and many claim that employment law violations are occurring. These employees are demanding fair treatment and legal working conditions.

In response to the petitions and the protest, Skechers says it will look into the allegations against its contractors and subcontractors.

Employers in California have a large amount of power over employees. However, employees need to understand that they have certain employee rights that cannot be violated. Employees have the right to be free from discrimination, they have the right to earn minimum wage and they have the right to safe working conditions.

When employers are violating these rules, employees can hold them accountable. There are legal remedies that can prevent employers from taking advantage of employees. In some cases, by exercising these employee rights, employees can prevent further abuses from taking place or from a dangerous accident from occurring. Employees may also be entitled to compensation for the abuses they have suffered at the hands of their employers.

Source: The Beach Reporter, "Demonstrators demand Skechers enforce labor laws," Ellen Robinson, May 29, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Avila & Shaddow

We offer an initial consultation at no charge. Please call our office at 818-676-9658 or 866-450-4LAW. You may also contact our attorneys via email using the form below.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Email Us For A Response

Avila & Shaddow Attorneys at Law

Southern California
21800 Oxnard Street
Suite 1180 - Penthouse
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Phone: 818-676-9658
Fax: 818-337-7265
Map & Directions

  • LACBA Los Angels Country Bar Association
  • Rated By Super Lawyers Mark S. Avila
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Avvo Ratings Excellent Top Attorney Employment Law
  • Consumer Attorneys Association Of Los Angels Sustaining Member
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence