The EEOC and the DFEH: Compare and Contrast in the Employment Law Context

November 9, 2017

Introduction Are you being sexually harassed at work? Have you experienced sex-based or racial discrimination at the hands of your supervisor? Did your employer retaliate against you because you need workplace accommodations for your disability? Whenever someone in California experiences harassment or discrimination at work, they are barred from filing a lawsuit in civil court […] Read More

Searle’s Star Power Shines a Light on Campus Sexual Harassment

August 29, 2017

Editor’s Note: As leading San Francisco Bay Area sexual harassment attorneys, here is an update on a Berkeley sexual harassment lawsuit. If you think you may have experienced sexual harassment, please reach out for an attorney consultation. With offices in Oakland and San Anselmo, as well as consultations available over the phone / Skype, a confidential […] Read More

Google Anti-Diversity Memo Employee Has No Case

August 17, 2017

Editor’s Note As San Francisco Bay Area wrongful termination attorneys, we often get queries from the public as to the limits on wrongful termination in employment. The recent controversy at Google over former employee James Damore and his “screed” on gender issues at Google brings up an interesting question. What is the potential for a […] Read More

Protecting Your Job When You Get Sick

July 19, 2017

When employees get sick or hurt and need to take time off, employers may try to fire them. However, state and federal lawmakers have passed statutes to help employees keep their jobs when they get sick, and get back to work once they feel better. Who is Protected? Under the federal Family and Medical Leave […] Read More

Wrongful termination case of special needs woman goes forward

March 9, 2017

Many of California’s residents have special needs that require a modification of job duties in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. As long as the accommodations are reasonable, employers are required to make them under the act. An out-of-state woman claims that, after personnel changes, her supervisors stopped providing her with reasonable accommodations and […] Read More

Combating employer retaliation

March 2, 2017

It might seem as though your employer holds all the cards when it comes to your work. The truth is that federal and California laws are in place to protect you. The prohibition against employer retaliation applies whether you report wrongdoing, allege some sort of discrimination or harassment, or take an extended leave of absence […] Read More

Wrongful termination based on race, color or national origin

February 7, 2017

Both California state and federal laws strictly prohibit workplace discrimination based on race, skin color and national origin. If you were recently fired and feel that it might be due to one of these traits, you may have been wrongfully terminated and discriminated against. Understand the laws about this issue and what steps to take. […] Read More

Worker alleges wrongful termination for whistleblowing

February 1, 2017

Safety should be a priority for every California company. When it fails to be, workers are injured. Workers have the right to report safety deficiencies and hazards without the fear of retaliation or harassment. Unfortunately, some of them become the victims of wrongful termination for blowing the whistle regarding a lack of safety measures, equipment […] Read More

Officer sues one department for wrongful termination from another

January 13, 2017

Many people here in California and elsewhere become disenchanted with their current employers and take a position with another. That is what one police officer did, and within days of beginning his new job, he was fired. He filed a wrongful termination suit against the department he left because he claimed they made disparaging remarks […] Read More

The Whistleblower & ‘The Whistleblower’: How Fiction Becomes Law

October 27, 2014

Whistleblower has become a bit of a buzzword in recent years. Thanks in part to household names like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, the word is hardly reserved to the legal profession. As such phenomenons often go, the infusion of such terms and ideas in to popular culture – frequently made manifest through movies, books […] Read More