EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE
Work consumes most of our lives. So, when problems do arise, I help make the process easier by analyzing, explaining and advocating for my clients’ legal protections.
Specifically, California law shields employees against harassment and discrimination based on their belonging to a protected class, retaliation for asserting a right under the law, whistleblower retaliation, wrongful termination, and defamation. Additionally, eligible workers have the right to take medical leave under the California Family Rights Act or Family Medical Leave Act as well as the right to pregnancy leave available under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Act.
Further, employees who suffer a disability are entitled to a reasonable accommodation and to be engaged in an interactive process with their employer to determine whether such an accommodation is possible. I also help my clients obtain personnel and related records, often to gage the strength of their legal claims; review employment contracts and severance agreements to answer specific questions or negotiate a better deal; and, ensure that clients have been properly paid all their wages.
If disputes arise, I am ready to represent and advise.
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Whistleblower Retaliation: Obtained $185K settlement for wrongfully terminated employee who had suffered whistleblower retaliation, discrimination and wrongful termination.
Disability Discrimination: Won Plaintiff’s verdict as first chair in a two-week jury trial for hostile work environment - disability harassment, affirmed on appeal in 2015. Obtained six figure settlements in pre-trial negotiations for clients having disability discrimination and defamation claims.
Contract Review: Reviewed and advised technology clients on their employment contract, including nondisclosure and noncompete clauses; and, severance agreements.
Dept. of Labor Hearings: Secured $75K judgment from Department of Labor (DOL) for client’s unpaid vacation hours.
Gender Discrimination: Negotiated a $75K pre-litigation settlement for client who suffered sexual harassment at work.
Ban the Box: Negotiated $30K pre-litigation settlement for client who had been discriminated against by an employer on the basis of her criminal background. Also, advocated for clients to overcome black marks on background checks by using applicable local ordinances, accessing expungement or providing evidence of rehabilitation.