There are various state and federal laws in place to protect workers from unfair and unjust discrimination and treatment, both in the hiring/firing process and during the duration of your employment. However, some employers ignore these laws and don’t play by the rules, and sometimes their actions will require intervention by an experienced employment law attorney to resolve. The law firm of Robert David Baker, Inc. has been serving San Jose and the greater Bay Area for over 30 years, and our staff are ready and able to aggressively protect and defend your employment rights.

What sorts of employment law protections exist?

There are state and federal (and sometimes local city or county) laws that protect workers from the time they interview for a job to the time after they are dismissed from a job – either due to job termination, lay-off or when an employee voluntarily quits. Employers cannot legally discriminate against employees on the basis of their race, national origin, gender (including gender identity or sexual orientation), disability (physical, mental or perceived) or religion. Employers are legally required to provide employees with certain minimum standards of pay, along with legally entitled breaks for meals and rest. Overtime rules have been put in place for protection from employers looking to take advantage of employees, and wage and hour rules have been set up to ensure that you are paid a day’s wage for a day’s work. Additionally, there are laws that protect employees from retaliation by an employer, either when the employee is a whistle-blower, or otherwise reports the employer or a fellow employee for acts of discrimination or other illegal activities. Acts of retaliation may include change in employment status, reduction of your house, or employment termination.

What types of labor and employment law does the law firm of Robert David Baker, Inc. specialize in?

We are a full-service, experienced employment law firm located in San Jose and serving the greater Bay Area. Our knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate staff are ready to protect your rights and advocate for you if you have experienced any of the following actions from your employer:

Since 1981, the law firm of Robert David Baker, Inc. has proudly served the San Jose community as an employment lawyer, defending the rights of thousands of your fellow citizens. The law firm of Robert David Baker, Inc. has represented clients before both the state and federal courts, and we look forward to hearing from you and working to aggressively defend your rights. If you have been mistreated by an employer at any point between the initial interview process for a job and your eventual termination or dismissal from employment, or if you have experienced employment law discrimination of any kind from an employer, call us today at (408) 251-3400 for a free consultation. We understand that no two clients are alike, and you will never be treated like a number at our law firm. Laws have been put in place to protect workers like you – let us advocate on your behalf if your employer has not complied with any employment or labor law.