About Benton Employment Law

Work with an Experienced Oakland Employment Lawyer

At Benton Employment Law, we help employees develop an awareness of their rights in the workplace and assert them.

For well over a decade, founding attorney Chambord Benton-Hayes has helped clients protect their rights in the workplace by offering in-depth knowledge and insights into employment law.

Attorney Benton-Hayes' extensive trial and arbitration experience directly influences her practice and her commitment to achieving results.

Our firm is dedicated to the tenacious pursuit of the rights of workers who have been wronged by a violation of:

  • Federal
  • State
  • And city employment laws

We also advise businesses in employment matters that will help them improve employee relations and set them up for success.

To schedule your free consultation with an Oakland employment lawyer, call (510) 650-0250 or contact us online today.

  • 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.

Cases We Handle

Our goal in any case is to help our clients feel whole again. We take the time to get to know you and to understand the issues and facts of your situation so that we can prepare a powerful case on your behalf.

Attorney Benton-Hayes brings both defense and plaintiff experience to the table, giving her a unique perspective that they can utilize against the opposition.

Let Benton Employment Law guide you through cases involving:

Our firm also offers employment advice and counsel to businesses throughout Northern California. During her legal career, she has represented the interests of big-name clients such as:

  • Tesla
  • Apple
  • And Google

Boutique Law Firm with Big Firm Capabilities

Our clients range from employees of “mom and pop” operations to executives at Fortune 500 companies—and everything in between. Each and every one of our clients receives an equal helping of our trademark drive, expertise, and passion in vindicating their rights.

We represent clients who:

  • Have had their state and/or federal rights as an employee violated
  • Want to improve their business by striving for better employment practices
  • Are looking for general legal advice regarding employment matters

In her more than 10 years as a litigator, Attorney Chambord Benton-Hayes of Benton Employment Law has been lauded and loved by her clients for the way she practices her craft.

She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by legal rating organization Super Lawyers® (an honor awarded to only 2.5% of practicing attorneys under the age of 40 in the U.S.) and has received many rave reviews from satisfied clients.

Our Achievements

Benton Employment Law

  • Chambord  Benton-Hayes Photo
    Chambord Benton-Hayes

    Founder & Principal

    A San Francisco native, Chambord Benton-Hayes’ passion for the law was ignited at age eleven when she met famed attorney Johnnie Cochran in Oakland, California. Mr. Cochran encouraged her to pursue a legal career as a litigator, and thereafter, Chambord worked towards this goal, graduating from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law at the age of twenty-four. Chambord finds enjoyment in zealously advocating for her clients because she loves protecting others and believes in ...

We Are Here Whenever You Need Us to Be

When your employer does not have your best interest in mind and is taking advantage of you instead, it’s normal to feel frustrated and helpless.

Our Oakland employment lawyer can serve as your voice and fight to protect you from employers who overstep their bounds and harm you through action or inaction, whether you have experienced:

At Benton Employment Law, we handle lawsuits that arise from employees’ claims against their employers and help employers prevent such claims from arising in the first place.

We passionately advocate for clients in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area who find themselves in unfair and harmful employment situations.

Attorney Benton-Hayes is a passionate advocate who has been recognized for her dedication and achievements in the field of employment law.

To learn more about your rights as an employee in California, contact Benton Employment Law and begin a free case evaluation today.

Client Testimonials

    ...I’d recommend her 10 out of 10 times to handle your employment law issues.

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

    - Robin S.
    I highly recommend Benton Law for your employment needs.

    “I was so lucky that a friend referred me to Benton Employment Law Group. Chambord expertly understood my case from the legal perspective. Her professionalism shone through from our very first ...”

    - CNC
    You want Chambord on your team!

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

    - John M.
    It's hard to put into words how much Ms. Benton-Hayes has positively impacted my life!

    “It's hard to put into words how much Ms. Benton-Hayes has positively impacted my life. Within the first few minutes of the initial consultation she put me at ease with her kindness....I recall her ...”

    - Paul
    I highly recommend retaining Chambord for all your employment contract negotiations.

    “I highly recommend retaining Chambord for all your employment contract negotiations.”

    - Thomas L.

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