This law practice has taken on some of the Bay Area's & Silicon Valley's most prominent employers in seeking recompense and restitution for our clients: current and former employees, those wanting to be hired or promoted, employees mis-classified as independent contractors, ...from blue collar to the CEO.Â Â If you have been harassed, discriminated against, terminated or feel your rights, benefits, privileges of Employment have been denied - this firm would like to talk with you.
Â Â The majority of our cases appear to emphasize one of these claims:
Â Â Â * Gender Discrimination and/or Sexual Harassment
Â Â Â * Hostile Work Environment
Â Â Â * Disability Discrimination
Â Â Â * Race and/or National Origin Discrimination
Â Â Â * Age Discrimination
Â Â Â * Violation of Protected Medical Leave Laws
Â Â Â * Breach of Implied Contract
Â Â Â * Failure to Pay Commissions & Wages
Your employer typically has significant experience and legal resources for negotiating contracts, separations, release agreements and ongoing duties between you and them.Â It's fairly likely that you don't have this same experience. Â Â To balance the scales, this practice offers consultative engagements to assist you in understanding the options, strategy and preferred outcomes of these negotiations.
Â Â The majority of these engagements focus on objectives such as:
Tom's practice has been solely dedicated to employee-side employment law and litigation since 2004, with special expertise in ERISA plans and deferred compensation arrangements.
Consultative engagements are among Tom's favorite projects, and they play to his business experience and strategy skills.
Tom has board level experience negotiating with both Fortune and emerging technology companies, senior executive experience, and once acted as a contract negotiator for the Teamsters' Union. Tom has completed the Executive Leadership program at Harvard Graduate School of Business and several advanced programs in business theory and legal compliance. He served on the national Board of Governors of the Society for Human Resource Management for two years and as an adjunct professor of Employment Law and Corporations for three years.
Tom is an avid bicyclist and bicycle mechanic, often touring Bay Area roads.
* Admitted to California State Bar, 1984
* Admitted to U.S. District Courts, Northern District
* Member, American Bar Association
* Member, California Employment Lawyers Association
* Juris Doctorate, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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