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Legal Help in California Employment Law

Before establishing my own law office, I was partner in one of the most elite employment practices in the country. We have more than 20 years of experience representing many of the country’s largest employers. This experience has given us invaluable insight into how employers and employees resolve pressing employment law matters. We have seen both sides, which gives our clients a tremendous advantage.

In those years, we’ve learned how employers:

  • Defend employment cases and defeat employees’ claims
  • Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of disputes
  • Assign a monetary value to a case
  • Decide whether to settle a case or fight

We’ve also observed and interacted with many lawyers representing employees. Broadly speaking, the employee lawyers who were most effective and who obtained the best results for their clients:

  • Evaluated disputes realistically, based on a thorough understanding of the facts and the law
  • Made sure their clients understood what was important to their cases and were well-prepared for important events, such as depositions and mediations
  • Developed effective strategies for managing the case
  • Determined what the employer’s most substantial legal risks were, and then used the facts and the law to maximize those risks

Areas of Practice

We handle claims for:

  • Discrimination due to gender, race, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or other protected status
  • Harassment (including quid pro quo and hostile work environment harassment) due to sex, race, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or other protected status
  • Retaliation against employees who have complained about unlawful conduct, such as discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations
  • Failure to reasonably accommodate permanently or temporarily disabled employees with physical or mental disabilities (disability and/or pregnancy discrimination)
  • Whistle-blower retaliation against employees who protest, or refuse to participate in, illegal activities, and/or who report these activities internally or externally
  • Wrongful termination of employees who have engaged in a protected activity, such as reporting unsafe working conditions, an employer’s failure to pay wages and overtime, or other violations of the law
  • Failure to comply with leave of absence laws by not allowing an employee to take a leave of absence for protected activities — e.g., to receive treatment for a medical condition, care for a sick family member, vote, or participate in jury duty
  • Failure to reasonably accommodate employees’ religious practices (religious discrimination)
  • Employment and separation contract disputes

Put an Assertive, Experienced Employment Law Firm on Your Side

If you need representation in an employment law matter, please contact our California law offices to schedule an appointment.

Employment law firm, Swe Legal represents employees who have been treated unfairly in the workplace. We represent clients in the state of California.