Bay Area Employment Litigation
The employment law practice at Bracamontes & Vlasak focuses on representing employees in negotiations and litigation against employers for failure to pay wages, overtime or allow rest or meal breaks, failure to pay minimum wage for all hours worked, age, gender, sexual-orientation, disability, race and nationality discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination. We also advise employees on sensitive employment matters and decisions, such as severance agreements, whether to quit or be fired, how to document an employer's unlawful practices, when and how to report the unlawful practices, and whether and when to file a lawsuit.
If you have been subjected to unlawful practices by your current or previous employer, contact a Bay Area labor attorney at BV Law today for a free consultation about your legal rights and options.
California Wage and Hour Claims
Wage and hour lawsuits against employers can arise from an employer's failure to pay overtime, failure to provide meal or break periods, or refusal to pay minimum wage for hours worked. These practices can constitute violations of the California Labor Code, entitling the employee to statutory damages and attorney's fees.
If you are a non-exempt employee and your boss has required that you work extra hours without paying you overtime, you may have grounds for a lawsuit and should consult an employment law attorney about your rights.
Wrongful termination lawsuits arise when an employer fires an employee for a discriminatory reason, such as:
- Sexual orientation
- Race or nationality
Although California is an at-will employment state, meaning that without a contract you can be fired for no reason, you cannot be lawfully fired for a discriminatory reason. We have achieved excellent results prosecuting wrongful termination lawsuits against employers using California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Contact an experienced Bay Area employee attorney at Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C. to discuss your case and legal options.
Discrimination and Harassment
You do not have to be fired to have a lawsuit against your employer. Many times, discrimination takes subtler forms, such as disparate treatment, demotions, failure to promote, or deliberate creation of a hostile work environment. If an employer takes these actions for a discriminatory reason, the employer may be subject to liability.
Discriminatory or harassing comments, writings or images directly from a supervisor can subject the employer to strict liability. If you are being subjected to discrimination or sexual harassment from a co-worker, your employer also has the duty to take action.
The employment practice at Bracamontes and Vlasak includes the following areas and topics of law:
- Employment discrimination
- Wrongful termination
- Race & national origin discrimination
- Age discrimination
- Disability discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- HIV/AIDS discrimination
- Supervisor Harassment
- Co-Worker Harassment
- Wage & Hour
- Arab and Muslim Discrimination
- Third-Party Workplace Harassment
- Fair Employment & Housing Act
- Family and Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act
Contact an experienced Bay Area employment attorney at BV Law today for a free consultation regarding your employment dispute.