Powerful Legal Advocates For Employees

If your employer or someone at your workplace has violated your rights — either through discrimination, harassment or failing to pay you — you may be entitled to significant compensation for what you have endured. To be sure of your rights — and to understand your options — you should discuss your concerns with a labor and employment law attorney at Siegal & Richardson LLP as soon as possible.

Issues such as discrimination, unpaid wages and sexual harassment can all contribute to a hostile work environment. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start putting a stop to the violations and hostility. We are a team of aggressive, compassionate lawyers fully committed to protecting the rights of employees and independent contractors in California.

For a free consultation, contact us today. We advise and represent clients in San Francisco and Oakland and throughout California.

Let Us Fight For You

At Siegal & Richardson LLP, we have extensive experience in a wide variety of employment law and labor law issues, including workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, wage-and-hour claims, wrongful discharge, employment retaliation, breach of contract and employment tort claims.

In addition to state employment laws such as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), multiple federal laws offer employee protections. These federal laws include:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • WARN Act

We will use every legal tool at our disposal to help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation and justice you deserve.

Our own personal stories are a testament to our commitment to protecting employees' rights.

Wrongful Termination And Workplace Retaliation

In California, all employment relationships are "at will." This means that either an employer or an employee can terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause. There is, however, an important exception: an employer is not allowed to fire an employee if the firing is illegally motivated.

Examples of illegal motivations include discrimination based on race, age, sexual orientation, religion or pregnancy.

Furthermore, an employer may not fire you as retaliation for complaining about harassment, refusing to enter an unsafe workplace, whistleblowing or participating in an investigation of possible workplace violations.

If you think your employer is positioning itself to fire you for an illegal reason, it is important for you to attempt to work with your employer to solve the problem and to document these attempts. Being in this type of situation can be extremely frustrating and stressful. As experienced employment law attorneys, we understand what you are going through, and we can help you work toward a resolution.

We are also aggressive litigation attorneys, and we will not hesitate to fight for your rights in court if that is the best way to protect your interests.

Are You An Independent Contractor?

If you are providing services to an employer under a contract, you are protected under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) in the same way employees are. That means it is illegal for the employer to discriminate against you based on race, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy and other protected classes.

An employer is also barred from harassing its independent contractors and, of course, from breaching the contract. If an employer has treated you unfairly with regard to your compensation or your hours, or if you have been harassed or discriminated against as an independent contractor, discuss your situation with our employment lawyers as soon as possible.

Contact Siegal & Richardson LLP | Get A Free Consultation

To schedule a free consultation, please call us at 800-499-2404 or send us an email. We proudly represent employees and independent contractors in the Bay Area and throughout California.