We Are Committed to Providing Exceptional Service for Your Employment Law Case
Oakland Employment Lawyers
Serving Employees & Employers throughout the Bay Area
American workers are diligent, industrious, and tireless in their pursuit of professional success. Sadly, many employees give so much of their time and energy to employers who ultimately fail to uphold their obligation to maintain a safe and secure environment in which to work.
Fortunately, there are numerous federal and state laws that govern the workplace and ensure that all employees’ rights are protected—and Benton Employment Law is here to uphold them.
What Types of Employment Law Cases Do We Handle?
Trial attorney and the firm’s founder Chambord Benton-Hayes represents employees whose rights have been violated in the course of their employment under:
- The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- And other federal and state laws
Oakland Employment Discrimination & Harassment Lawyers
Whether you have been harassed, discriminated against, or wrongfully terminated, we are prepared to fight for your legal rights—even if that means taking your case to court.
Our Oakland employment law firm also offers business counsel to help employers remain compliant and instill policies that will protect the interests of both their business and their employees.
We offer executive consultations, which entail counsel regarding:
- Employment agreements
- Separation packages
- Salary negotiations
- And more
With years of trial and arbitration experience, a creative take on lawyering, and a passion for finding fair and efficient resolutions, Benton Employment Law provides unparalleled results for our clients in Northern California.
Call our office at (510) 650-0250 or contact us online to learn more during a free case evaluation with an employment attorney in Oakland, CA.
An Advocate for Employees
At Benton Employment Law, we are tenacious and persistent in our efforts to hold employers accountable for maintaining positive workplaces. Attorney Benton-Hayes is a zealous advocate for those who are suffering an inherently intimidating, offensive, or hostile working environment.
Representation for Employees in the Bay Area
We are particularly passionate about fighting for the rights of those who lack economic opportunity and fair treatment. Too often, employee-employer relationships are one-sided, with the employer holding all the leverage. Our goal is to restore the balance and bargaining power to reduce this inherent vulnerability.
Guidance for Businesses to Avoid Workplace Discrimination
Of course, our Oakland employment law firm is also available to business owners who require assistance implementing fair and lawful policies that protect both their business and their employees’ rights.
Service Areas We Can Assist With
Awards & RecognitionsWe Continuously Strive for Excellence
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
Best Lawyers - Ones To Watch
40 Under 40 Nation's Best Advocates
Outstanding Woman Lawyer In A Solo/Small Firm 2021 - 2022
The National Black Lawyers
Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California
California Association of Black Lawyers
Bar Association of San Francisco
Farella Braun + Martel
Best Employment Lawyers in Oakland
Black Law Students Association & National Job Fair
BASF 2021 Diversity Award Recipient
BWLNC 2021 President's Award for 2019-2021
Why Choose Us?
Attorney Benton-Hayes dedicates her time to local causes, such as serving as the President of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California. This organization encourages Black women to support their peers by networking as well as prioritizes giving back to their communities.
Working for some of the world’s largest companies—like Google, Apple, and Tesla—has provided Attorney Benton-Hayes with valuable, in-depth experience and given our firm a unique perspective when handling employment law cases.
We prioritize our client's needs and make sure to handle every case with high attention to detail. Our representation is always tailored to each client, which helps us to better resolve cases in a manner that puts your goals and needs first.
Our firm will provide you with the support you need both inside and outside of the courtroom. We are available to our clients throughout the duration of their cases for whatever you need.
Where Proven Experience Will Work in Your Favor
Achieved settlement on contentious matter on behalf of vehicle company and employee alleging racial and disability discrimination related to medical marijuana.
Employment Law Training
Trained thousands of executives, managers, doctors, attorneys, and employees on ADA compliance, anti-harassment and discrimination, and other labor and employment law issues.
Settlement for Multi-national Coffeehouse Chain.
Achieved settlement on contentious matter on behalf of multinational chain of coffeehouses and an employee alleging disability discrimination.
Settlement with EEOC.
Achieved settlement on a contentious matter with the EEOC and Plaintiff-intervenor alleging disability discrimination on behalf of a healthcare organization.
Technology company settlement.
Achieved settlement on a contentious matter on behalf of a technology company and a former executive.
United States District Court, N.D. Cal
Successfully compelled enforcement of arbitration agreement on behalf of multinational chain of coffeehouses and an employee alleging disability discrimination.
Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
Obtained summary adjudication on behalf of insurance company on action alleging disability discrimination, racial discrimination, harassment, failure to prevent discrimination, failure to engage in the interactive process and punitive damages.
United States District Court, E.D. Cal.
Obtained partial summary judgment on action alleging failure to provide reasonable accommodation, failure to engage in the interactive process, disability discrimination, age discrimination, wrongful termination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and punitive damages for a technology company. Likewise, opposed Plaintiff’s cross-motion for summary judgment that was denied.
Exempt status from overtime wages for national retailer
Defended manager exempt status from overtime wages for national retailer obtaining a “take nothing” Order, Decision, and Award from the DLSE.
Achieved settlement disability discrimination case.
Offering Comprehensive & Creative Representation
Attorney Chambord Benton-Hayes has spent over a decade fighting for the rights of individuals and businesses across Northern California.
While working for the San Francisco office of an international law firm, she defended big names such as:
- And Tesla
Now, Attorney Benton-Hayes focuses on protecting the rights of employees and employers at her own practice. She has been recognized for her work by receiving accolades such as:
- “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers®
- And “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.”
She has also been lauded by many satisfied clients—just see what they have to say!
In The MediaRead Some of Attorney Benton-Hayes' Work
ABC10 interview - Kaiser Permanente Discrimination CaseVisit Link
LCP 11 - Employment Law Q & A with Chambord Benton-HayesVisit Link
Diversity Conference Awards Winners Q&AVisit Link
Attorney Benton-Hayes named Outstanding Woman Lawyer In A Solo/Small FirmVisit Link
Senate confirms Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson as first Black female Supreme Court Justice by bipartisan vote 53-47.Visit Link
Kaiser Discriminates Against Transgender Employee Failing to Acknowledge Correct Pronouns and Wrongfully Terminating HimVisit Link
The Browning of America and the Evasion of Social Justice (Suny Series, Philosophy and Race)Visit Link