Benton Employment Law Group Providing Solutions for a Positive Future

We Are Committed to Providing Exceptional Service for Your Employment Law Case

Oakland Employment Lawyer

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 Group is here to uphold them.

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

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 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 Group 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.

An Advocate for Employees

At Benton Employment Law Group, 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.

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.

Of course, our firm is also available to business owners who require assistance implementing fair and lawful policies that protect both their business and their employees’ rights.

Awards & Recognitions

We Continuously Strive for Excellence
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Why Choose Us?

  • Service Oriented

    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.

  • Experienced

    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.

  • Attentive

    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.

  • Empathetic

    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

  • Discrimination settlement.

    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:

  • Apple
  • Google
  • 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!

  • “She's strategic, aggressive (when needed), and obtains results in and outside of the courtroom.”

    - John M.
  • “I’d recommend her 10 out of 10 times to handle your employment law issues.”

    - Robin S.
  • “I highly recommend retaining Chambord for all your employment contract negotiations.”

    - Thomas L.

Let Us Get to Work on Your Behalf Today!

Whether you are an employee suffering from workplace discrimination or harassment, or a business owner hoping to improve your workplace policies and protect your bottom line, we look forward to hearing your story. Our Oakland employment lawyer takes the time to get to know each client so that she can offer truly personalized representation. Reach out to us today for the legal counsel you deserve.

2831 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
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