Employment Law Attorneys in California

Fighting for Fairness and Justice in the Workplace

We have experienced employment attorneys who work diligently to fight for your rights. Our attorneys have been in your shoes as employees during their lives. Their ability to relate to and understand what you are going through fuels their passion to aggressively litigate your case and get you results.

Our Mission

We never take that trust for granted. We learn our clients’ needs and expectations; we communicate openly; we follow up frequently; we respond timely; we are always available. In short, we develop a relationship with our clients. Our clients’ goals become our goals. We provide aggressive and professional legal representation to every client in order to ensure his or her issue is resolved in the best possible manner.

Representing Employees Who Have Had Their Rights Violated in the Workplace

The attorneys at Potter Handy, LLP will evaluate your case and help you understand your Employment Rights in California. Below is a brief description of the different areas in which the law protects Employee Rights.

Potter Handy Law Firm Does Not Handle Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, State Disability or Social Security Benefits Claims or Appeals.

Age Discrimination

  • Employees who are 40 years of age and older are protected from discrimination and harassment based on their age.

Disability Discrimination

  • An employer may be liable for unlawful discrimination if it fails to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s disability.

Employer Retaliation

  • It is unlawful for your employer to punish you for filing workplace discrimination or harassment complaints, and more.


  • Employers are prohibited from retaliating against an employee who discloses what he or she believes is a violation of law to a government or law enforcement agency.

Genetic Discrimination

  • An employer may never use genetic information to make an employment decision because genetic information is not relevant to an individual’s ability to work.

Gender/Sex Discrimination

  • Gender/Sex discrimination at work can be blatant and come in the form of sexual misconduct, whether physical or verbal.

Race/Color Discrimination

  • Racial/color discrimination involves racial animus, intentional acts, or policies that impact a racial group negatively even if that was not the intended result.

Pregnancy Discrimination

  • Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is one of the most common forms of discrimination. It is a form of discrimination that can occur in several contexts.

Violation of Medical Leave Laws

  • Employees under the FMLA/CFRA, and denied medical leave or terminated either after the request or soon after returning from leave, you may have a claim for violation.

Sexual Assault

  • Sexual assault is a broad term. As such, the state of California does not have only one sexual assault designation: it can include rape, threats, sodomy, seduction, and much, much more.

Sexual Harassment

  • Sexual harassment normally takes the form of unwanted sexual advances, conduct, comments or discussions. This more common form is referred to as creating a “hostile work environment.”

Wrongful Termination

  • Terminated for reasons that you suspect are related to your race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, request for medical leave or an accommodation, or reporting a violation, you may have a claim.

Wage and Hour Violations

  • When a non-exempt employee works over eight hours in a workday, and/or over 40 hours in a workweek, an employee is entitled to overtime pay at a “time-and-half” rate for all extra hours worked.

California Employment Law Attorneys – Fighting for Employee Rights

Contact us today for an initial case evaluation. You will speak with one of our attorneys to discuss your situation. You will receive information concerning your particular matter and you can evaluate whether our attorney fits your needs and comfort level. You can decide whether our attorney is right for you.

Call (415) 534-1911, email info@potterhandy.com, or contact us using the website form.