Practice Areas

Representing Employees Throughout California

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Sexual Harassment

This is a form of discrimination based on sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. It does not always have to be sexual in nature.

Woman Doing a Stop Hand Sign

Sexual Harassment

This is a form of discrimination based on sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. It does not always have to be sexual in nature.

Wrongful Termination & Discrimination in Employment

These are forms of employment discrimination that consist of adverse employment actions—termination, denial of promotion, suspension, denial of employment—that are motivated by the employee’s actual or perceived protected characteristics, including religious creed, race, color, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, medical conditions, genetic information, sex, gender, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.
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Sad Woman at Workplace

Wrongful Termination & Discrimination in Employment

These are forms of employment discrimination that consist of adverse employment actions—termination, denial of promotion, suspension, denial of employment—that are motivated by the employee’s actual or perceived protected characteristics, including religious creed, race, color, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, medical conditions, genetic information, sex, gender, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Pregnancy Discrimination

In the state of California, employers with five or more employees are required to provide pregnancy disability leave under the state’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Act (PDL). This time may be taken before or after the child’s birth and includes time off for medically necessary bed rest, severe morning sickness, childbirth, and recovery from childbirth. It also includes coverage for pregnancy-related complications, routine prenatal medical care, and postnatal medical care.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Pregnancy Discrimination

In the state of California, employers with five or more employees are required to provide pregnancy disability leave under the state’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Act (PDL). This time may be taken before or after the child’s birth and includes time off for medically necessary bed rest, severe morning sickness, childbirth, and recovery from childbirth. It also includes coverage for pregnancy-related complications, routine prenatal medical care, and postnatal medical care.

Retaliation

This is a type of discrimination in which a prohibited employment action is taken against an employee due to their 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
  • Retaliation for Disclosing Illegal Conduct

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Co-Workers Retaliating

Standard & Whistleblower Retaliation

This is a type of discrimination in which a prohibited employment action is taken against an employee due to their 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
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Wage & Hour Violations

The California Labor Laws, which apply to wage and hour claims, include California Labor Code sec. 500-558, which covers the following and many other topics pertaining to employment:
  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime
  • Meals & Breaks
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Voting Leave
  • Severance Pay
  • Waiting Time
  • Penalty
  • Failure to Pay
  • Business Expenses
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Wage & Hour Violations

The California Labor Laws, which apply to wage and hour claims, include California Labor Code sec. 500-558, which covers the following and many other topics pertaining to employment:
  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime
  • Meals & Breaks
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Voting Leave
  • Severance Pay
  • Waiting Time Penalty
  • Failure to Pay Business Expenses

State Personnel Board Appeals

Our attorney represents public employees in the following procedures before the State Personnel Board:
  • Filing Appeal to the State Personnel Board
  • Adverse Action/Disciplinary Action
  • Pre-Hearing Settlement Conference
  • Evidentiary Hearings
  • Constructive Medical Termination
  • Civil Service Examination Appeal
  • Merit Issue Complaint
  • Nonpunitive Termination/Demotion/Transfer
  • Rejection During Probation
  • Request to File Charges
  • Termination of Limited Examination & Appointment Program
  • Termination of Career Executive Assignment (CEA) Appointment
  • Withhold From Certification
  • Disability Discrimination Complaints
  • Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints
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American Flag and Gavel

State Personnel Board Appeals

Our attorney represents public employees in the following procedures before the State Personnel Board:
  • Filing Appeal to the State Personnel Board
  • Adverse Action/Disciplinary Action
  • Pre-Hearing Settlement Conference
  • Evidentiary Hearings
  • Constructive Medical Termination
  • Civil Service Examination Appeal
  • Merit Issue Complaint
  • Nonpunitive Termination/Demotion/Transfer
  • Rejection During Probation
  • Request to File Charges
  • Termination of Limited Examination & Appointment Program
  • Termination of Career Executive Assignment (CEA) Appointment
  • Withhold From Certification
  • Disability Discrimination Complaints
  • Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints
Woman and Her Lawyer

Workplace and Internal Affairs Investigation

We represent private sector professionals, peace officers, firefighters, and other public employees during internal affairs investigations, discipline, arbitration, and appeals.

 

Woman and Her Lawyer

Internal Affairs Investigations

We represent peace officers, firefighters, and other public employees during internal affairs investigations, discipline, arbitration, and appeals.
Woman at her Workplace

Workplace Investigations

In any criminal or administrative investigation, a public safety officer has the right to consult a representative of their choice before making a statement—oral or written—regarding any matter that could lead to punitive action.

Consumer Protection

We represent consumers in false advertising, false sale signs, and bait and switch by misleading signage cases on an individual and class action basis.

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Consumer Protection

Mr. Chang is ready to represent you against false advertising, false sale signs, and bait and switch by misleading signage.

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