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:
- And city employment laws
We also advise businesses in employment matters that will help them improve employee relations and set them up for success.
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.
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:
- Wrongful Termination
- Wage and Hour Claims
- Whistleblower Claims
- Disability Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Age Discrimination
- Gender Discrimination
- Workplace and Sexual Harassment
- Workers’ Compensation
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:
- And Google
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.
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:
- Wrongful termination
- Sexual harassment
- Or discrimination
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.
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