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Palo Alto Employment Law Attorney

Workers in California have significant rights, including during the hiring process, as they carry out their workday responsibilities and in the event they are terminated. However, there are some inequalities in the system. Many large corporations have numerous lawyers who are focused only on what is in the company’s best interest. Some lawyers are not willing to go against such odds, but the Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro is one of the notable exceptions. Our professionals know the law, and they know how to advocate strongly for employees. If you were treated unlawfully at work, our Palo Alto employment law attorney may be able to assist you in seeking both justice and compensation.

Common Types of Employment Law Claims in Palo Alto

Employment law issues can arise from many different actions or disputes within the workplace. Here are some of the most common types of cases an employment law attorney handles.

Wrongful Termination

California is an at-will employment state. This means that employers can fire employees at any time for good reason. However, some circumstances can make an employee’s termination unlawful. Employees may not be fired due to their gender, age (if over 40), disability, marital status, and more.

A termination may also be considered unlawful if it results from the employee reporting harassment, discrimination, or unsafe or unlawful business practices. This is known as retaliation, and it is against the law.

Discrimination Claims

Generally, aggrieved workers with an employment discrimination complaint must notify the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This undersized agency is selective in the claims it will pursue, and so there is a good chance that the EEOC will not pursue a particular claim. So, most aggrieved workers must go to an employment attorney near them. The professionals at the Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro routinely handle a vast array of employment discrimination claims, including:

  • Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act outlaws discrimination in the workplace based on sex. This includes sexual orientation and gender expression.
  • Age: Workers and job applicants over the age of 40 are protected from age-related discrimination.
  • Disability: Employers may not discriminate against workers on the basis of a disability. Employers are also obligated to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. An experienced Palo Alto employment law attorney can assist workers in determining what qualifies as a “reasonable” accommodation under the law.
  • Race or National Origin: Some instances of discrimination based on race or national origin are obvious, but others can be more subtle. For example, English-only policies for workers or bans on certain hairstyles or clothing may be designed to discriminate against particular workers, making these policies illegal.

These are just a few of the circumstances in which discrimination occurs. In many cases, negotiation resolves these disputes, but proceeding to litigation is also a possibility. To be successful, a Palo Alto employment law attorney must understand how these negotiations work and stand up for your interests.

Connect with a Tenacious and Dedicated Employment Law Attorney

Workplace disputes come in many different forms. For a confidential consultation with an experienced Palo Alto employment law attorney, contact the Law Office of Jeannette A. Vaccaro.

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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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