Employment law is complex. It is difficult to know what your workplace rights are, and which labor and employment laws (California, federal, or both) apply to a discrimination or employment issue.
It is also difficult to go up against your employer, especially if it is a big, well-funded company. At Bogaards Law, our San Francisco-based employment law attorneys have that knowledge, have the mettle, and have three decades of experience successfully investigating and litigating employee claims. We can handle cases at the cutting edge of discrimination claims involving disability, gender, religion, national origin or race, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy and other protected status. If you are an employee and believe you have been discriminated against, it is important to consult with an experienced employment lawyer. We can help you understand your workplace rights and bring a claim against your employer.
In addition to discrimination claims, we have expertise in helping employees with a wide range of employment issues, including:
- Employment contracts and severance agreements
- Sexual harassment, either by a hostile work environment or by an overt request for sexual favors
- Glass ceiling complaints involving unexplained barriers or cessation of women's careers
- Claims for denied family or medical leave under state or federal law
- Wrongful termination
- Retaliatory termination
- Whistleblower claims and qui tam actions under the False Claims Act
- Wage and hour disputes, including claims for missed breaks and meals, and unpaid overtime, vacation and sales commissions
Combining knowledge of the law plus 35 years' of trial experience plus real-time technology, Bogaards Law lawyers can achieve premium results at an affordable price. In many employment law matters, we can represent clients at no expense to them; fees are only collected if the client wins. We have the investigators, experience and persistence to determine the facts of any employment issue and to take quick action on behalf of our clients. We also arc well-known for our exceptional client service, and give total support in clients' workplace situations. For example, we counsel clients closely before they resign from a hostile work environment, helping them procure their personnel file, obtain a copy of the employee manual, and appropriately word their resignation or constructive termination document. We guide clients through their case from beginning to end, explaining every step of the process, and tirelessly advocate on their behalf for the best possible outcome. We take great pride in being accessible to clients whenever needed, including evenings and weekends.
Maimes v. Szaebo
- Court trial in Marin County for breach of plaintiff's employment contract as an office manager. Plaintiff had both a personal and work relationship with employer, a medical doctor.
- RESULT: One year of wages, less mitigation, for $70,000
Jane Doe v. Tech Company
- Plaintiff was the executive assistant for the CEO of a Silicon Valley tech company for only a few years. She was fired for absenteeism and poor work performance; however, plaintiff had a personal relationship with the CEO's family and claimed that the personal relationship both interfered with her ability to do her office work and lead to her termination.
- RESULT: Pre-litigation mediation. Settled for almost 3 years salary