Employment Law

Employment Lawyers Serving Oakland

We Can Help You Fight for the Damages You Deserve

Are you a California employee who has experienced discrimination? If you have been denied benefits, harassed, or mistreated in the workplace because of your race, gender, religion, nationality, genetic information, age, disability, or pregnancy, you may have the right to take legal action. We can help.

What Do Employment Attorneys Do?

Employment lawyers specialize in laws related to the workplace, including issues such as:

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Working hours
  • Compensation

Employment lawyers also advocate for clients in court when necessary. Additionally, they may negotiate settlements between employees and employers regarding workplace-related matters.

Employment lawyers use their knowledge of the law to protect their clients’ rights. They review documents such as employee contracts and collective bargaining agreements to ensure that employers are in compliance with all applicable laws.

At Benton Employment Law, our Oakland employment lawyer Chambord Benton-Hayes can help you fight for the damages you deserve using her experienced mediation and litigation skills. Regardless of the details surrounding your case, our staff strives to be caring, personable, and fully committed to each of our client’s best interests. We will fight for you until you achieve the most favorable result possible.

To learn more about our Oakland employment discrimination attorneys, call Benton Employment Law today at (510) 650-0250 or contact us online.

When Can You File a Lawsuit for Employment Discrimination?

There are a number of state and federal laws that protect you against discrimination including the:

If you have been wrongfully treated based on any of the following characteristics, we will fight for you:

  • Age (40+)
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation

Discrimination can take many forms. It may look like wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, or a number of other things. If you feel that you have been wrongfully treated in any way because of a protected characteristic about yourself, we recommend contacting a lawyer who offers free consultations to help you determine whether you have a viable case and what steps to take next.

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What Should I Do If I Have Been Discriminated Against?

If you have been the victim of employment discrimination, you should take the following steps:

  • Report the discrimination to your employer (a supervisor and/or the HR department)
  • Cooperate with their investigation
  • File a charge with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Reach out to a local discrimination lawyer for legal advice

After you file a discrimination claim with the DFEH/EEOC, you will receive a notice from the EEOC either asking you and your employer to participate in mediation or asking your employer to respond to your charge in written form or dismissing your charge. You might also receive an immediate right-to-sue letter.

What Compensation Could We Be Entitled to?

If you have been discriminated against, you should know that you could be entitled to the following:

  • Back pay
  • Front pay
  • Compensatory damages
  • Punitive damages

Alos, determine whether you need to seek medical treatment related to your claim against your employer and a further basis for damages. Because each case is different, it may help to speak with an attorney at our firm for more details so you can make a more informed decision about how to proceed with your case.

For the proven Oakland employment discrimination representation you need in your corner, call our office today at (510) 650-0250 to learn how our Oakland employment attorneys can help.

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.

Hear from Our Clients

  • “She expressed genuine empathy and understanding and provided guidance and wisdom as we navigated different issues and challenges associated with my case. She took all my concerns seriously and was able to normalize and explain the progress and timing of my”

    - Rosalyn R.
  • “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.”

    - CNC

Let Us Get to Work on Your Behalf Today!

Whether you were wrongfully denied a promotion, job title, or benefits or you were fired as a result of discrimination, Benton Employment Law is prepared to get to work on your behalf immediately. We have a track record of success and are ready to put our experience to work for you.

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Oakland, CA 94609
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