San Francisco Employment Attorneys
Welcome to Miracle Mile Law Group San Francisco. We are a group of San Francisco Employment Attorneys with strong advocacy for the rights of employees. We only take the side of the employee and never the employer. Our employment attorneys are experienced and capable of handling your issue with your current or former employer. If you or a loved one is experiencing an employment law matter in San Francisco, please reach out to us for a free consultation.
This is personal for us. We know the difference between right and wrong and have based our entire careers on reminding others of that distinction.
Respected San Francisco employment lawyers for workers in all types of jobs
Employees have rights. Even if you don’t have a written contract, there are federal laws and state laws that protect workers from discrimination. There are laws that require that you be judged on your education and work skills – not the color of your skin, your gender, or other identifying characteristics. San Francisco employers must comply with family leave laws, wage and hour laws, laws against sexual harassment, and other federal and state employment laws. Employers are required to comply with written contracts and collective bargaining agreements. Laws that restrict your right to work after you leave a company are generally invalid.
At Miracle Mile Law Group, our San Francisco employment lawyers are respected by former clients (we only represent workers, not employers), employers, and defense counsel. Our attorneys have obtained numerous settlements and verdicts for hundreds of thousands of dollars – and some for one million dollars. We fight to regain your job if you were wrongfully terminated. We demand full compensation and additional penalties when employers discriminate or engage in or permit sexual harassment in the workplace. Our lawyers demand that workers be paid their rightful wages and other benefits required by federal, state, or San Francisco law.
Frequently asked questions regarding San Francisco employment law
- What types of employment law cases do your San Francisco employment lawyers handle?
- What are the grounds for filing a discrimination claim in San Francisco?
- What are the grounds for filing a wrongful termination claim in San Francisco?
- When can I file a workplace sexual harassment claim?
- Do your San Francisco trial lawyers handle wage, hour, and sick leave claims?
- How do the family and medical leave laws protect workers?
- What other San Francisco employee rights claims do you handle?
What types of employment law cases do your San Francisco employment lawyers handle?
At Miracle Mile Law Group, our San Francisco employment lawyers have experienced trial lawyers. We understand how to persuasively present your case before agencies, judges, and juries – at both the federal and state levels.
We file individual and class action employment claims including:
- Workplace discrimination
- Sexual harassment in the workplace
- Wrongful termination
- Family and medical leave claims
- Overtime pay and minimum pay claims
- Whistleblower claims
- Retaliation claims
- Claims for severance pay
We also handle many other types of employee rights claims.
What are the grounds for filing a discrimination claim in San Francisco?
If you’ve been discriminated against (in hiring, advancement, or firing) for any of the following reasons, you may have a viable employment discrimination claim:
- Race or ethnicity
- A disability
- Your country of origin
- Age (if 40 or older)
- Sex, gender, and sexual orientation
- Military status
- Marital status
Our San Francisco employment lawyers file discrimination claims based on the following laws, among others:
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963
- Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- The California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Employment discrimination includes discrimination in hiring, firing, job advancement, and the ability to do your job. If you’ve experienced any type of discrimination, our San Francisco employment attorneys are ready to help now. Consultations with our firm are free and always confidential.
What are the grounds for filing a wrongful termination claim in San Francisco?
San Francisco employees can file a wrongful termination claim based on any of the following reasons:
- Workplace discrimination. Generally, employers with at least 15 employees (just 5 employees for California violations) cannot discriminate based on your identity characteristics such as your race, country of origin, gender, age (if 40 or older), disability, or other identity factors.
- Retaliation for asserting your employee rights. Employees in San Francisco have the right to file employment claims, be witnesses for other employees who file employment claims, file sexual harassment claims, serve on juries, take authorized family leaves, and participate in other legally permissible activities such as filing a whistleblower claim.
- Contract enforcement. Union workers have the right to seek enforcement of the terms of their collective bargaining agreements. Employees who have written contracts have the right to seek enforcement of their contracts. Employees also have the right to challenge any contract enforcement actions by their employers such as restraint of trade provisions that are illegal or void against public policy.
- Failure of the employer to provide reasonable accommodations. Employers cannot terminate a worker who was unable to do his/her job – if the employer did not provide the reasonable (and required) accommodations necessary to do their job – if the worker is disabled.
California employers are also required to comply with the WARN Act which “helps ensure advance notice in cases of qualified plant closings and mass layoffs.”
Do your San Francisco trial lawyers handle wage, hour, and sick leave claims?
Effective July 1, 2022, all San Francisco employees, “including part-time and temporary employees, must be paid no less than the San Francisco minimum wage, currently $16.99 per hour.”
Generally, workers who work by the hour are entitled to overtime pay as follows:
- Workers who work between 8 and 12 hours in a workday are entitled to 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 8 hours – “and for the first eight hours worked on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek”
- Workers who work more than 12 hours in a workday are entitled to double their regular pay rate – “for all hours worked in excess of 12 hours in any workday and for all hours worked in excess of eight on the seventh consecutive day of work in a workweek.”
- Some exemptions do apply.
Our San Francisco employment lawyers file complaints demanding payment of your authorized wages (minimum wage, overtime pay, and sick leave pay) and any statutory penalties because your employer failed to pay the wages you are entitled to.
When can I file a workplace sexual harassment claim?
San Francisco workers have the right to expect they will be treated with dignity. One of the worst infringements on dignity is sexual harassment. Employers have a duty to take proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment and respond to sexual harassment. Employers should never participate in, allow, or fail to respond to harassment by managers, supervisors, clients, vendors, customers, and coworkers. Sexual harassment includes any actions including requests for sexual favors in exchange for advancement or sexual remarks and conduct that make workers feel uncomfortable because of their gender, sexual identity, or sexual preferences.
At Miracle Mile Law Group, our San Francisco employer lawyers file sexual harassment claims based on the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and federal sexual harassment laws.
What are the rights of San Francisco employees to family and medical leave?
Both the United States and California have laws that provide for unpaid leave for families under certain conditions. These conditions generally include the need to take time off to bond with newborns, adoptees, and other family members – and for attending to the healthcare needs of family members.
The applicable laws include:
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- The California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
- The California Pregnancy Disability Leave law
Covered employers (usually depending on the size of the company) must provide family leave to employees who have enough work credits. The leave is normally for up to 12 weeks – and can be spread out during the year.
California laws also protect employees who need to participate in substance abuse treatment programs, court hearings, and other requirements.
San Francisco employers (San Jose has employees) who fail to comply with the family law leave laws can be ordered to rehire employees who were terminated and pay any lost income and benefits. Additional damages may also be due.
What other San Francisco employee rights claims do you handle?
Our San Francisco employment attorneys also represent workers in claims for:
- Severance pay
- Retirement benefits
- The right to work for competitors after leaving the company or being fired
- The use of certain employer intellectual property
- Protection of immigrant rights
- Protection from unauthorized or untimely background checks.
At Miracle Mile Law Group, our San Francisco employment lawyers have an impressive record of successful verdicts and settlements in a broad range of employee rights cases. We’ll explain your rights and pursue them aggressively in court and before federal and state agencies.