Responding Quickly to Employee Complaints
The employment relationship always contains the potential for misunderstandings that can quickly unravel into costly and destructive litigation. If your business is facing an employee lawsuit, you need an attorney that can respond promptly and address the situation effectively.
At the Henshaw Law Office in San Jose, we handle employment litigation on behalf of employers throughout Northern California. We are dedicated to providing our clients with skilled counsel and results-oriented defense against discrimination, harassment and other claims.
Addressing All Types of Employment Challenges
If an employee has filed a lawsuit against your business or made a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), the California Labor Commission or another government agency, we will quickly evaluate the situation in order to identify potential exposure to liability.
The Henshaw Law Office handles cases in all major areas of Federal and California employment litigation, including but not limited to the following:
Employment Discrimination and Retaliation
We defend employers against claims that their employees have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful termination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status or pregnancy status in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, The Age Discrimination In Employment Act (“ADEA”) The Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and other federal statutes or relevant provisions of California law. We also defend claims of retaliation that are often asserted with these claims.
Family and Medical Leave
The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) requires certain employers to provide eligible employees with specific amounts of unpaid leave time. We defend employers that have been accused of violating this statute.
Wage and Hour Issues
Under federal and state law, employers must pay their employees minimum wages and additional compensation for overtime hours. We defend employers against allegations of wage and hour violations.
One way to deter costly litigation is to carefully review employment policies and procedures for statutory compliance. Our firm advises on employee discipline and termination issues. Our firm is increasingly called upon to consult with employers on these issues, bringing our considerable litigation experience to bear on the implementation of preventative measures.
Whether your business is facing employment litigation or looking for skilled counsel on employment policies, please contact the Henshaw Law Office today at (408) 533-1075 today to schedule a consultation.