San Francisco Bay Area Employment Law Attorneys Committed To Protecting Employee Rights
We all aspire to hold jobs that are meaningful, rewarding, and provide income to meet our needs and raise our children. While the law does not guarantee that our work meet these aspirations, it creates specific rights for employees such as pregnancy and maternity leave, nursing mother accommodations, and pay equity designed to advance societal goals such as supporting families and overcoming long-standing prejudices.
The law also mandates protection against forces that can undermine our sense of self-worth, reduce our wages, block career advancement, and lead to extreme emotional stress. Workplace discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination are all prohibited. Through our website, we seek to inform visitors of rights and protections possessed by all California workers.
Types of Employment Lawsuits Prosecuted By The Dolan Law Firm
While employers are free to hire and fire, to assign work and to discipline employees, the law does not allow them to discriminate against people because of certain qualities, called “protected classifications.” These include race, age, sex, national origin, religious affiliation, marital status, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, transgenderism and (in San Francisco) height and/or weight (California Government Code Section 12940). Discrimination is often shown by conduct and statements such as the denial of a job, wrongful termination of employment, or a change in the terms or conditions of employment (wages, hours, bonuses and job assignments). Only employers/companies can be sued for discrimination, even if a supervisor or manager was the one who discriminated against someone.
At the Dolan Law Firm, our San Francisco employment lawyers are experienced in handling employment discrimination lawsuits as well as these types of cases:
- Harassment: Sexual harassment is the most common form of harassment, but people also face harassment because of their race, pregnancy status, political activities such as union organizing, even for their work status as a contractor. We represent victims of harassment.
- Failure to Train Supervisors
- Unsafe Workplace
- Wage Hour Violations
- Whistleblower Law
- Wrongful Termination: This includes violations of public policy such as being terminated for reporting illegal or fraudulent company activity or practices to one’s supervisor.
- Violation of Family and Medical Leave Law: We provide legal advice and representation to employees who have been denied leave for family and medical reasons including pregnancy.
Have You Been Discriminated Against, Harassed Or Denied Your Rights at Work?
The employee rights lawyers at the Dolan Law Firm are among the most successful in California in representing workers who have been discriminated against, harassed, or wrongfully terminated.
Our firm has successfully sued Fortune 500 companies as well as state, city and county governments, on behalf of employees in individual lawsuits. We have obtained more than $90 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients, which includes a $20 million verdict for Patricia Williams in 2016. Ms. Williams was wrongfully terminating her after she blew the whistle on fraud at former employer, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the nation’s largest timeshare company.
If you have been the victim of workplace harassment or discrimination or have been wrongfully terminated, please us contact us online or call us at 415-636-8160 for a free, confidential, and no-obligation review of your case. We have offices in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles, and our staff also speaks Spanish.
California Employment Law Guide
We wish to raise the awareness for California employees of their rights and protections under the law. We hope our California employment law guide assists you in understanding your legal rights. You are welcome to download, print and share the guide.