I practice all aspects of employment law and represent employees in legal matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle blowing, wrongful discharge, family medical leave, fraud, unpaid wages, and unemployment benefits.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Wrongful Termination

A termination is wrongful under the law if it is based on discrimination, retaliation, a violation of public policy, or a breach of contract.

Unpaid Wages & Missed Breaks

Employees are entitled meal and rest breaks in accordance with the law, and payment of their earned wages, including overtime, bonuses and commissions.

Contract Review & Negotiations

Whether you are starting a new job or leaving your existing job, it’s vitally important that you understand the rights and obligations your agreeing to and negotiate the best possible terms.

Disability Accommodations

Disabled individuals are entitled to reasonable accommodations at work to allow them to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

Harassment

California law protects employees from harassment at work on account of their sex/gender, as well as other protected bases.  “Sexual harassment” encompasses unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Discrimination

Even though California is an “at-will” state, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees on account of their race, age, religion, national origin, disability, medical condition, sex/gender, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression…

Breach of Contract

Any contract between you and the company must be adhered to, whether those agreements were verbal or in writing.  This includes pre-employment promises regarding your employment, employment agreements, and compensation plans (bonus, commission, stock option/RSUs, profits interest, carry, etc).

Retaliation – Whistleblowing

Employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees that “blow the whistle” on unlawful activity, including making a complaint of discrimination on behalf of yourself or others, or reporting other illegal activity.

 

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