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Employment Lawyers in San Francisco

Because employees are vulnerable to the power wielded by their employers, the federal government and the State of California have important laws in place to help protect them from discrimination, employer overreach, and more. If your employer’s illegal practices caused you to suffer losses, it’s time to reach out for the skilled legal guidance of an experienced employment lawyer in San Francisco.

Employee Protections

Protections for employees in California are far-reaching and include all the following:

  • Protections against discrimination
  • Protections against wrongful termination
  • Protections against breach of the employment contract
  • Protections against wage and hour violations 
  • Protections against sexual harassment
  • Protections against whistleblower retaliation

Discrimination

Protections related to discrimination and harassment on the job are comprehensive and include all the following categories:

  • The employee’s age – if they are 40 or older
  • The employee’s race or skin color
  • The employee’s ancestry or national origin
  • The employee’s sex, gender expression, gender identity, or sexual orientation – including pregnancy and related matters
  • The employee’s health or medical condition
  • The employee’s genetic information 
  • The employee’s marital status
  • The employee’s religion
  • Any physical, psychiatric, or developmental disability the employee has

Wrongful Termination

Wrongful termination claims are also common, and they refer to employer overreach in relation to at-will employment. California is an at-will employment state, which means that either the employer or the employee can void the employment contract for almost any reason – barring the following:

  • Any form of discrimination
  • Retaliation related to whistleblowing
  • Response to a leave of absence
  • Employee unionization

Breach of Contract

Employers are required to uphold their employment contracts, and there are legal protections against breaches like the following:

  • You were terminated prior to your contract’s agreed-upon time frame.
  • You were terminated without good cause – if stipulated in the contract.
  • You weren’t paid or didn’t receive benefits in accordance with your contract. 

Wage and Hour Violations

There are robust laws in place that protect employees in terms of their pay, and these include protections related to overtime and required breaks. 

Sexual Harassment

In the eyes of the law, sexual harassment on the job is a form of discrimination, and it can take any of the following harmful forms:

  • Employment benefits or advancements that are implicitly or explicitly based on sexual favors
  • Requests for sexual favors
  • Sexual assault
  • Unwelcome physical contact, sexual advances, sexual conversations, or sexually explicit photos or electronic messages
  • Unwelcome pressure to engage in a sexual act

Whistleblower Retaliation

When employers come after employees for stepping up and calling out wrongdoing in the workplace, it amounts to retaliation against whistleblowing, and there are laws against it. 

An Experienced Employment Lawyer in San Francisco Can Help

Jeannette Vaccaro at The Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro in San Francisco is a formidable employment lawyer who focuses the full force of her impressive experience and legal prowess on every case she handles. Your rights as an employee are important, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information about how we can help today. 

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Jeannette is passionate about employee rights. She fights to shed light on injustices and to help her clients move beyond troubling times. Contact Jeannette today for a free case evaluation.

Jeannette A. Vaccaro is a Passionate and zealous advocate, representing employees in all facets of employment law.

Think You May Have A Case?

Jeannette is passionate about employee rights. She fights to shed light on injustices and to help her clients move beyond troubling times. Contact Jeannette today for a free case evaluation.

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