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The Vereschagin Law Firm, located in the financial district of San Francisco, has exceptional results in representing employees in sexual discrimination, racial discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower and wage and hour matters. The Vereschagin Law Firm has never lost an employment case, and knows how to maximize the value of your case. The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for employees over the years.

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

Unfortunately, discrimination in the workplace still occurs. The Vereschagin Law Firm is committed to eliminating such discrimination. Under California and Federal law, employees are protected from unlawful discrimination, including but not limited to, on the basis of the following classifications:

  • Gender
  • Race Sexual Orientation
  • Pregnancy
  • National Origin
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Family Medical Leave Act

The various rules and regulations protecting employees from discrimination are complex and can seem overwhelming. The Vereschagin Law Firm guides clients through all facets of their discrimination case and makes sure their rights are fully protected and that our clients understand their legal rights. Contact us for a free consultation if you believe that your employer is discriminating against you.

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

Unfortunately discrimination in the workplace still takes place. California and Federal Law both prohibit harassing conduct directed by an employer or a co-worker to a fellow employee. Unlawful harassment encompasses a wide range of prohibited conduct from sexual harassment, racial slurs, ethnic slurs, gender based slurs, verbal and physical abuse to unwelcome sexual advances. Under California law both the employer and the harassing employee or supervisor can be held liable in damages to the employee for harassment. Harassment claims are factually specific and depend on the circumstances, events and facts at issue to determine the viability of the case. If you believe you have been harassed at work, please contact us for a free consultation so that we can discuss the legal remedies that may be available to you.

RETALIATION

An employer can be held liable for retaliatory actions taken against employees who engage in certain protected activities. Such activities include, but are not limited to, complaining of or opposing discrimination and/or harassment in the workplace. In addition, employees who assist others in engaging in such protected activity may also have claims against an employer for retaliation. If you feel you have been subject to retaliatory acts by your employer please contact our firm for consultation.

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

California prohibits an employer from terminating an employee due to pregnancy. If you believe your employer has wrongfully terminated your employment due to your pregnancy, please contact us for a free consultation. The California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law makes it unlawful for an employer to refuse to allow a female employee disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions to take leave for a reasonable period of time not to exceed 4 months and thereafter return to work. Moreover, once an employee goes on leave under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law, the employer shall guarantee to reinstate the employee to the same, or comparable, position. If you have gone on pregnancy disability leave but then been demoted upon returing to work or terminated, please contact us for a free consultation.

WRONGFUL TERMINATION

In California, employment is presumed to be at-will, meaning that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all. Wrongful termination occurs when an employer takes an adverse action against, or terminates, an employee in violation of a statutory law or established public policy. Some examples of situations where courts have found wrongful termination include: Being terminated or demoted for reporting workplace discrimination Being terminated or demoted for reporting workplace harassment Being terminated or demoted for complaining about Labor Code violations such as failure to pay all wages due and owing to employees or failing to pay all overtime due to employees Being terminated or demoted for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim Being terminated or demoted for reporting illegal corporate conduct to authorities and governmental agencies If you have been terminated or demoted and you believe it was because you complained about – or reported – wrongful conduct in the workplace, please contact us for a free consultation so that we can assess what rights you may have.

BREACH OF CONTRACT

Some employees have contracts with their employers specifying their compensation terms and the duration of their employment.. If an employee has such a contract, it may be sufficient to overcome the presumption of at-will employment and limit the circumstances under which an employer can terminate an employee. While California Labor Code §2922 creates a presumption of an at-will employment contract, that presumption can be overcome if there exists an express or implied contract to only terminate after a fixed term of employment expires, or an agreement only to terminate an employee for cause. If you have an employment contract and your employer terminates you before the contract has been fully performed by the employer, or without cause, you may be entitled to damages and full payment of your contract. Please contact us for a free consultation if you have an employment contract and are terminated before it has been fully paid by your employer.

WAGE AND HOUR

Both State and Federal laws protect employees from wage and hour violations. Such violations by an employer can include: Failure to pay all wages owed Failure to provide accurate pay stubs to employees Failure to pay overtime Failure to provide meal and rest breaks If you believe your employer has violated wage and hour laws, contact us for a free consultation.

Contact Our San Francisco Employment Law Firm

Contact Bryan Vereschagin at the Vereschagin Law Firm

(415)  834-5434
555 California Street,
3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94104.

San Francisco Employment Lawyer

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