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I practice all aspects of employment law and represent employees in matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, wrongful discharge, family medical leave, fraud, unpaid wages, and unemployment benefits. I also provide legal advice and counseling on a variety of other employment issues.

Jeannette A. Vaccaro proudly fights for the rights of employees throughout California. She represent employees in matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle blowing, wrongful discharge, family medical leave, fraud, unpaid wages, and unemployment benefits. She also provides advice and counseling to employees regarding employment-related contracts (offer packages, severance agreements, invention assignments, etc.), leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, and other ongoing employment issues.

Jeannette is passionate about employee rights. She fights to shed light on injustices and to help her clients move beyond troubling times.

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Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination

A termination is wrongful when an employee is fired for an unlawful or impermissible reason.

Discrimination

Discrimination

Discrimination based on a protected characteristic is prohibited by California Law.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is gender discrimination under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

Medical Leave Interference & Discrimination

Medical Leave Interference & Discrimination

Under California and federal law, eligible employees may be entitled to 12 weeks of job-protected leave during any 12-month period.

Whistleblower Retaliation

Whistleblower Retaliation

It is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for exercising protected rights.

Disability

Disability

Discrimination against a disability or perceived disability may occur in one of numerous ways.

Breach of Employment Contract

Breach of Employment Contract

Some employees have valid written or oral employment contracts that offer certain protections.

Wage and Hour Violations

Wage and Hour Violations

There are stiff penalties for employers who violate the laws guaranteeing breaks for their workers.

Executive Compensation & Exit Strategy/ Negotiations

Executive Compensation & Exit Strategy/ Negotiations

The terms of a severance agreement can dramatically impact how you are able to move forward with your career.

Client Reviews and Confidential Intake Form

Client Reviews

I was put in touch with Jeannette by a family friend who recommended I pursue my previous employer for unpaid wages. I was unsure what to expect as I had never been in a situation to want/need legal counsel. The first time I spoke with Jeannette, she spent 20 minutes with me on the phone, going o…
Mike
I can’t say enough good things about my experiences over several months working with Jeannette Vaccaro and her team. She is extremely bright, knowledgeable, compassionate, and truly listens to her clients, working WITH them, and not just FOR them. Ms. Vaccaro sets clear expectations and outlines the…
Cynthia
Jeannette is a top-notch attorney and I highly recommend her. She assisted me with a very difficult and painful case. She handled it with grace and professionalism and added great value with her extensive expertise and experience. It was also an added bonus that she is an extremely nice person and a…
Denise
Jeannette is an excellent attorney and I can’t recommend her enough. She handled my case expertly. She possesses tremendous professionalism, extensive expertise and experience. She’s also a very compassionate person and a joy to work with. Jeannette is an asset to her profession. If you need the…
Joseph
If you have an employment issue, do not think twice about calling Jeannette Vaccaro. She is outstanding and will work tirelessly for you, as she did for me. Jeannette is thorough and knowledgable, and at the same time is kind, understanding and compassionate. She helped me through a very difficul…
Cheryl
If you’ve been wronged by an employer, I highly recommend Jeannette Vaccaro. Ms. Vaccaro handled my case with meticulous attention to detail, empathy, and thorough knowledge of my rights under California law. My case was against a startup that misclassified me as an independent worker and withheld w…
Anthony
When you’re faced with a national corporation’s team of lawyers, Jeannette Vaccaro has the ability and determination to flesh out the facts as they pertain to the law. She was laser focused on the issues and relentless in her pursuit of justice for my case. She masterfully demonstrated the illegal d…
Tony
I felt extremely well represented by Jeannette. She not only understood the facts of my case well, but she also was able to “walk in my shoes” and comprehend, on an emotional level, the toll that my former workplace had exacted on me.
Robert
I had the opportunity to work with Jeannette Vaccaro when I was negotiating a departure from my workplace. She used her vast experience to provide me with excellent advice as well as insights into each step along the way. She was able to help me ask the right questions and anticipate each outcome. B…
Anonymous
Jeannette was extremely understanding, positive and helpful in my conversations with her. She is definitely one of the best lawyers in the area and she is highly regarded by many of my friends. She is an expert in employment law and severance negotiations and I cannot recommend her enough.
Dongkeun L.
I was referred to Jeannette as the attorney I talked to said she was the best at severance negotiation. They were not joking. I’ve worked with other attorneys before and she is the best and nicest person I’ve dealt with. She knows exactly what she is doing and has tons of experience. I would recomme…
Jane S.
Jeannette helped me with a recent employment issue and was absolutely amazing to work with. Not only did she take my case that required a very short turnaround time, she did so with amazing precision and care. Every single step of the way I felt valued by her genuine concern for my well being. Jeann…
Jecht T.
I only had one phone conversation with Jeannette and a few emails exchanged. We ended up deciding not to move forward with my claim because it likely wouldn’t be worth the money. I appreciated that she seemed to genuinely listen, care and understand my situation. She didn’t rush our consultation.  …
Jessica L.
Ms. Vaccaro was one of two attorneys on my case which was won with very substantial damages. She excelled in all aspects: planned, researched, argued and cross-examined my case with expertise. In the hearings and in the strategy sessions, she showed dedication and even passion. Most specifically, sh…
Bill
Jeannette was fantastic to work with, from beginning to end. She knew what information to ask for, what questions to ask about what I provided, and what to dig for that I never would have thought of on my own. She kept me up to date on all relevant interactions and kept me in the loop on her strateg…
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