Law Office of Calvin Chang

Firm Overview

Mr. Chang is dedicated to helping individuals protect their rights in the workplace, in housing, and in public accommodations. Mr. Chang's practice areas include litigating claims on behalf of individuals for employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower retaliation, and wage and hour claims..

Mr. Chang is admitted by the California Supreme Court to practice in all the courts of California. Mr. Chang is also admitted to practice in the United States Federal Courts for the Eastern District of California and Northern District of California.
Main Office
Main Office
980 9th Street, 16th Floor
Sacramento  CA  95814
  • (916) 538-0225


Free Initial Consultation?
No charge for email or phone consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Hourly fee; contingency, contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes); depends on case
Hourly Rates
Hourly ($350-450/hour)

Office Information

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wrongful Termination
Wrongful Termination
Wrongful Termination
Discrimination in Employment
Pregnancy Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Whistleblower Retaliation
Wage and Hour Violations
Housing Discrimination
Public Accommodation Discrimination
Hate Violence
State Personnel Board Appeals
Internal Affairs Investigation Discipline
Workplace Investigations
Employment Discrimination is illegal under both California law and Federal law.
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment consists of an unwelcome sexual advance by an employer or supervisor that represents a threat to the employee's employment or becomes a condition of continued employment. Additionally, such harassment can be classified as a "hostile work environment" when the presence of demeaning or sexual photographs, jokes, threats, or overall atmosphere is so pervasive as to create an intimidating and offensive work environment. "Quid pro quo" form of sexual harassment when job benefits were conditioned, by words or conduct, on an employee's acceptance of sexual advances or conduct.
Discrimination, Harassment/Hostile Work Environment, Retaliation
Employment discrimination consists of adverse employment actions (i.e., termination, denial of employment, denial of promotion, suspension.) that are motivated by the employee's actual or perceived protected characteristic (race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, or military and veteran status; or because of association with any of those protected characteristics).

Workplace harassment consists of unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct that is directed at an employee because of an employee's protected characteristic (race, age, sexual orientation, etc.). "Hostile work environment" harassment can take form when the presence of demeaning comments, slurs, pictures, jokes, threats, or overall atmosphere is so severe or pervasive as to create an intimidating and offensive work environment.

Retaliation refers to a prohibited employment action (e.g., termination or discipline) taken against an employee as a result of a his or her participation in a legally protected activity. These legally protected activities include:

Complaining about discrimination
Filing a discrimination lawsuit
Giving testimony in a discrimination suit
Making a discrimination complaint
Refusing to participate in discrimination
Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

AVVO Rated Superb Law Firm
AVVO Client's Choice Award
Three Best Employment Attorneys in Sacramento 2017
Lawyers of Distinction 2017
Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Calvin Chang

Mr. Chang's practice areas include litigating claims on behalf of individuals for employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and civil rights. Mr. Chang has also prosecuted cases under the Ralph Civil Rights Act for cases of hate violence.

Mr. Chang has over two decades of experience in the public sector, including over fifteen years as a sworn peace officer, including as a patrol officer, investigator, supervising investigator, special agent, and senior special agent. Mr. Chang was formerly a supervising investigator for one of California's largest law enforcement agencies, where he supervised a team of investigators, conducting internal affairs, and equal employment opportunity investigations.

Mr. Chang was previously Chief Executive Officer of National Flare Company, Inc. At National Flare, Mr. Chang developed, patented, and manufactured, a new safety device for road flares that reduced the number of end user injuries previously associated with the industry standard.

Mr. Chang received his Juris Doctor from Concord Law School where he was a distinguished scholar and distinguished Oral Advocate in a Plaintiff's ADA case. Mr. Chang received his BA in Political Science at the University of California at Davis, and a Masters in Criminal Justice at Boston University.

Calvin Chang

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