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Oakland Employment Lawyers

Whether it is discrimination, harassment, or wrongful termination, any employer that treats an employee unfairly can create a cause for a person to pursue financial compensation. Any person dealing with one of these types of situations will want to be sure they hire an Oakland employment lawyer who can assist in the handling of their case.

Many employers will have a better understanding of employment law than their employees and also have legal representation already set to handle their cases. An employee will want to be sure they retain their own legal counsel to have a fair chance at obtaining the best possible outcome to their situation.

Common Employment Law Issues

State and federal law prohibit employers from discriminating and retaliating against employees in many different protected classes. Employers must provide pregnancy accommodations, equal pay, allow for wage discussions, allow employees to access their personnel files, and protect whistleblowers.

California allows for pre-employment drug testing and background checks, but salary history inquiries will be more limited. Employers must comply with requirements relating to overtime, the minimum wage, meal and rest breaks, breastfeeding breaks, and child labor. 

Employees also have certain pay and benefit rights relating to health care continuation, temporary disability insurance, wage deductions, pay statements, and wage notice requirements. Employees are entitled to certain types of leave or time off, including family and medical leave, bereavement leave, paid sick leave, paid family leave, domestic violence leave, and emergency responder leave. 

Employers must provide safe working environments for employees, including developing a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program. When employment ends, a California employer must comply with applicable job references, final pay, and mass layoff notification requirements. 

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits employers with five or more employees from discriminating in any terms and conditions of employment. Protected characteristics include race, religion, color, national origin and ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, pregnancy, age, and military or veteran status.

California also prohibits discrimination in the payment of wages for substantially similar work. An employer will have to prove that any pay differential is based on some bona fide factor other than a protected characteristic, such as merit, seniority, education, quality or quantity of production, training, or experience.

Contact Our Employment Law Attorney in Oakland

If you think that you are dealing with any kind of employment law issue in the greater Oakland area, you will want to have legal representation on your side because your employer is likely to be represented by a lawyer. The Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro can quickly step in for your case and help you achieve the most favorable possible outcome that allows you to recover all of the compensation you are entitled to.

Our firm will take the time to conduct an independent investigation into your case and help secure all of the evidence that will be necessary to prove another party’s misconduct. You can contact us online to receive a free consultation with our Oakland employment law attorney.

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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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