Briski Law Firm
San Jose Employment Attorneys
Despite several state and federal laws protecting employees, employment law issues still occur. Failure to accommodate for a disability, sexual harassment, unpaid severance packages and wrongful termination are just a few of the issues and concerns employees face throughout the Silicon Valley.
If you've faced harassment or discrimination in the work place, contact the Briski Law Firm in San Jose, California. Our firm is ready to stand up for your rights. We have litigated and negotiated multiple employment law cases, including:
- Sexual Harassment
- Employment Discrimination, including race and age discrimination
- Pregnancy discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Wrongful Termination
- Failure to pay Severance Agreements, Failure to Pay Wages, Bonuses or Commissions
You Can Help Protect Your Rights
You can make a difference! There are key evidentiary items that are almost always important in any employment law case and that will have to be addressed. You can help strengthen your case and protect your rights by following these instructions:
1. Make a list of all witnesses. Ask people if they heard or saw an event such as assault, battery, unlawful touching or discriminatory comments. Obtain witness' contact information. This will be used later to obtain written statements before their memories fade or they decide they "don't recall."
2. Obtain copies of all documents relevant to your employment. Make copies of: emails, job reviews, contracts, employment agreements, time cards, hours worked, etc. There may be a key e-mail that identifies a salary increase you have received, or documents sexual harassment. Saving or copying documents may ultimately help to strengthen your case.
3. Record the dates and times of events. The best time to record something in writing is when it happened. Write down exactly what was said or what happened. Keep a log of events with times, places and people involved.
4. If you have been harassed or discriminated against, contact HR. If your company has an anti-sexual harassment policy or discrimination policy in place (and most employers in Silicon Valley do), you may be required to report any unlawful harassment or discrimination with human resources. This is often the classic "double edged sword" because the employee feels that if he or she reports harassment by a supervisor or top salesman in the organization, the company will retaliate and fire him or her or make him or her quit. A lawyer can help you determine the fine points and sort things out.
Contact an attorney at our law firm today for your free consultation. We have the experience to get you results.