Law Offices of Dolores Victor

The Law Offices of Dolores Victor, Esq. is committed to protecting employee rights for employees in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have experienced discrimination or harassment at work, contact Dolores today!

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Firm Overview

Ms. Victor is an employment & disability rights attorney.

It is her goal to provide her clients with high quality professional results as quickly as possible at affordable rates.

Ms. Victor has been a strong advocate for employees for more than 2 decades and has worked professionally in the field of employment law for the past 10 years.

Services

Ms. Victor takes employment discimination and harassment cases based on sex, disability (actual or perceived), race, national origin (where you come from)sexual orientation, pregnancy status, religious affiliation, and, in San Francisco, weight and height.

Disability Discrimination

Ms. Victor specializes in disability discrimination. Disabilities can be physical or mental such as developmental disorders, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, or specific learning disabilities, that limits a major life activity.

The Law Offices of Dolores Victor, Esq. is committed to protecting employee rights. She represents employees who have experienced discrimination and harassment based on:

**Disability
**Sex
**Race
**Gender
**National origin
**Religion
Main Office

Main Office
1900 S. Norfolk Avenue
Suite 350
San Mateo  CA  94403

Phone
  • (650) 577-2313
Employment
Ms. Victor provides legal services to employees who allege claims against their employers for violating the FEHA law.If you believe that you have been harassed or discriminated you should contact an employment lawyer right away.

Employment Law Services

Under the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, known as FEHA, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee because of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation. It is also unlawful to discriminate against an employee because of her pregnancy. These are known as 'protected classes'. There are other important protections that FEHA offers if you and your employer qualifies.

Ms. Victor provides legal services to employees who allege claims against their employers for violating the FEHA law.

If you believe that you have been harassed or discriminated you should contact an employment lawyer right away.

Other Services Provided

In addition to her employment law practice, Ms. Victor handles family law & personal injury cases, offers advice, consultation, and referrals, in landlord tenant disputes, and drafts estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
Sexual Harassment
If you feel that you have been sexually harassed you should seek the services of an employment attorney right away.
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance or conduct on the job that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Any conduct of a sexual nature that makes an employee uncomfortable has the potential to be sexual harassment.

You do not have to be any particular gender to experience sexual harassment.

The definition is very broad and it is not surprising that sexual harassment comes in many forms. The following are all examples of sexual harassment:

**A supervisor implies to an employee that the employee must sleep with him to keep a job.
**A sales clerk makes demeaning comments about female customers to his coworkers.
**An office manager in a law firm is made uncomfortable by lawyers who regularly tell sexually explicit jokes.
**A cashier at a store pinches and fondles a coworker against her will.
**A secretary's coworkers belittle her and refer to her by sexist or demeaning terms.
Several employees post sexually explicit jokes on an office intranet bulletin board.
**An employee sends emails to coworkers that contain sexually explicit language and jokes.

The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, manager, or coworker. An employer may even be liable for harassment by a nonemployee (such as a vendor or customer), depending on the circumstances.

f you feel that you have been sexually harassed you should seek the services of an employment attorney right away.



What to do if You Think You're Being Harassed Based on a Protected Class?

Employees who believe that they are being harassed should report the harassment, in writing, to their superiors and to human resources.

If your employer has an employee handbook, look for their reporting mechanism and follow it.

Employers will often seek to avoid liability for harassment because the employee did not use the readily available complaint process. You should document all complaints and any retaliation which follows any such complaints.

In California an employer is strictly liable for any harassment undertaken by a supervisor. This means that they are deemed to have knowledge of the conduct of supervisors and they are liable automatically if the harassment can be proven.

When it is a case of co-worker harassment, where one employee, not a supervisor, harasses another employee, the company must be notified of the harassment and have an opportunity to remedy the harassment before they can become liable.

If the company knows, or should have known of the harassment, because it was so open and obvious, or done in the presence of a supervisor, then a formal report may not be required.

Dolores Victor

Experience


Trial & Litigation

Ms. Victor is an experienced litigator and an effective negotiator. Her experience allows for successful settlement of cases which might otherwise proceed to trial. Ms. Victor helps litigants to understand the full range of advantages and disadvantages, including the potential risks which trials represent, and encourages her clients to participate in alternative resolution of disputes.

Her trial experience includes representing clients at numerous administrative agencies including:

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC)

The Office of Civil Rights(OCR), the Worker's Compensation Appeals Board(WCAB),

The Social Security Administration(SSA),

The Department of Rehabilitation(DOR),

The California Department of Motor Vehicles(DMV)

Advice & Counsel

Ms. Victor counsels employees on all aspects of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other legislation designed to protect the rights of employees.

Ms. Victor also counsels and provides trainings and presentations to small businesses on employee rights and anti-discrimination policies
License
  • Bar Number: 221720
    California , 2002
Education
  • UC Hastings College of Law
    Juris Doctrate , 2001
  • San Francisco State University
    M.A., Public Administration , 1998
  • San Francisco State University
    B.A., Sociology (summa cum laude) , 1995

Dolores Victor

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