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You Are Legally Protected From Mistreatment
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and California state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), as well as other statutes, are designed to protect the rights of individual employees, provide guidance for employers regarding employment issues and promote fairness in the workplace. When these guidelines are not followed or improperly applied, the legal disputes that could result can quickly become complex and costly.
At The Costa Law Firm, our lawyers have decades of experience representing individual employees or employers throughout Northern California who are involved in issues governed by FEHA, EEOC or similar regulations. Our labor and employment law services are characterized by the accessible, efficient and cost-sensitive representation we provide and effective results we achieve on behalf of our clients.
Protecting Your Employee Rights
If you as an employee have been the victim of discrimination, sexual harassment or wrongful termination, we can help you understand your rights and options for pursuing legal action. Our experience includes:
- Wage and hour disputes
- Employee misclassification (nonexempt vs. exempt)
- Discrimination based on age, gender, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or pregnancy
- Harassment/hostile work environment
- Sexual harassment
- Constructive termination claims
- Wrongful termination
- Equal opportunity claims
Whether your claim involves a manager, supervisor, co-worker or the company itself, we will help you determine the appropriate steps to take to rectify your situation and hold liable parties accountable for any wrongdoing.
Our firm has a history of achieving results on behalf of our clients before administrative and regulatory boards, in mediation, arbitration or in court.
Representation For Employers
Costa Law also represents employers involved in compliance issues. We are sensitive to the effect a dispute can have on your workforce and reputation. Drawing on our experience and extensive resources, we provide practical solutions and strategic advocacy designed to prevent future litigation.
In addition to representation before administrative panels, in mediation, arbitration or in court, we also provide employment-related counsel on FEHA and EEOC issues to help employers avoid policies and procedures that could create liability.