Practice Areas

Labor & Employment

Our employment attorneys recognize that prompt advice and counseling can often help our clients avoid litigation.  We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients and are readily accessible to provide advice regarding terminations, contract negotiations, disciplinary actions and other emergent human resources issues as they arise.  When litigation cannot be avoided, our attorneys provide a cost effective but aggressive defense in state and federal court cases, including claims for:

  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation under Title VII and the Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA)
  • Wrongful termination in violation of public policy
  • Unfair business practices
  • Unfair competition and trade secret
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations
  • Civil Rights (42 U.S.C. sections 1981 and 1983) violations
  • Defamation
  • Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) violations
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Labor Code violations
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Breach of contract

Our employment attorneys also assist clients in all manner of administrative matters, including those before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH), Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, Department of Industrial Relations and the Labor Commissioner.

In addition to representing the firm’s clients in employment matters, our employment attorneys are experienced in conducting independent investigations for public entities and private corporations.