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Employment law concerns can have a sharp impact upon workers. Many individuals do not know where to turn to solve a problem at work. At the Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak, we offer workers, employees and executives a free initial consultation for a reason. It is critical for you to contact an employment law attorney as soon as possible when you begin to suspect that your livelihood is at stake.
We understand the distinction between office politics and acts of discrimination, harassment, unlawful retaliation and a wide range of other legal problems you may be facing. We do not expect you to know your rights. That is what we are here for to address your legal issue thoroughly and provide you with solutions when your employer is violating your employment rights.
Backed by 20 years of experience in representing workers, professionals and executives in employment matters, we are well-prepared to comprehensively evaluate your legal problem and provide practical, straightforward guidance and tenacious advocacy to protect your interests. Our substantial experience and deep knowledge of employment law are invaluable assets for clients who are facing workplace disputes.
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San Francisco, CA 94104
The Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak in San Francisco has represented professionals and executives in employment law matters for 20 years.
You likely know that all workers have the right to being paid for their hard work. High-level employees frequently rely on employment contracts to define rights and obligations. However, a business or employer may try to deny bonuses or commissions based upon the language in an executive contract. Overly broad noncompete agreement terms can violate the rights of high-level employees. Our seasoned attorneys stand up for the rights of executives in all manner of employment law concerns.
Whether you need advice about your employment rights, assistance negotiating a resolution to concerns over pay or experienced representation to litigate a dispute, we have the knowledge, resources and experience to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Harassment in the workplace can adversely affect every aspect of a victim's life. If you believe your employer is engaging in unlawful conduct or allowing a hostile work environment to continue unchecked, we can guide you through the steps you need t
Harassment may involve:
-Offensive comments, jokes or physical conduct that denigrates a protected class
-Requests for sexual favors to keep your job or get a promotion
-Unwanted leering, touching or physical contact
As in any discrimination or harassment matter, it is important that you document the inappropriate conduct but there is a right way and a wrong way to do that. We can explain the steps you need to take and guide you through the procedures to prepare your claim for workplace harassment. A hostile work environment not only interferes with your right to earn your living in a discrimination-free workplace. Many victims of workplace harassment suffer stress, anxiety and medical effects that can carry through to their personal lives. Our lawyers are devoted to helping individuals who have suffered harm from unlawful conduct at work.
Jeremy Pasternak has represented individuals and small businesses in employment and other civil rights matters since 1995. Prior to graduating from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1995, where he was awarded a Public Interest Scholarship and was a member of the Law Review, Mr. Pasternak worked both with Rudy, Exelrod & Zieff and the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco/Employment Law Center. Both firms specialize in the representation of individuals in employment disputes.
Thereafter, Mr. Pasternak was with O'Donnell & Mandel in Santa Monica and then the Law Offices of David H. Greenburg in Beverly Hills. There he tried a number of cases to verdict, including Lee v. ENPC, in which he obtained a verdict of $1.4 million including a punitive-damages award of over $1 million for his client, a terminated CEO. From 2001 through 2004, Mr. Pasternak was the senior employment-law associate at the Dolan Law Firm in San Francisco. He was then Of Counsel with Cooper & Mora before he opened his own firm in 2005.
Since 2005, Mr. Pasternak has been the principal in the Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak, where he continues to represent individuals and small businesses in employment and other civil-rights matters. Mr. Pasternak recently served as class counsel for the plaintiffs in the case of Carlson v. eHarmony.com, which addresses eHarmony.com's exclusion of gay and lesbian customers from the website, and was selected as a finalist by the Consumer Attorneys of California for their prestigious Consumer Attorney of the Year award.
Mr. Pasternak has been named by California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top employment attorneys in California every year since 2008. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Deanna L. Maxfield has been an Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak since 2015. She represents employees in wrongful termination, wage and hour, and other employment and civil rights matters. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak, she represented individuals in other civil rights matters, including in landlord-tenant disputes.
Ms. Maxfield graduated from UCLA School of Law in 2013. During law school, she was a member of the Law Review and worked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as well as the Los Angeles Mayor's Office. She also served as Co-President of the UCLA Chapter of the National Women Law Students' Organization. After graduation, Ms. Maxfield worked as a Post-Bar Fellow at the National Center for Lesbian Rights.
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