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Fight back against law-breaking employers.

Your job is your livelihood. All employees deserve a working environment where their legal rights are respected and protected. Loss of a job or mistreatment in the workplace can be financially and emotionally distressing or even devastating.

At Smith & Benowitz, our employment lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of employees who have suffered injustice at work. When employers violate California or federal employment laws, we help employees fight back against illegal practices and pursue all available remedies.

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Smith & Benowitz handles the following types of cases:

Employment Discrimination and Wrongful Termination

  • Retaliation
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • FMLA/CFRA Leave
  • Discrimination Against Military Veterans
  • Workplace Safety Violations
  • Whistleblowers
  • Severance Agreements
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Gender Identity/Expression Discrimination (Transgender Rights)
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Marital Status Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Ancestry Discrimination
  • Medical Condition Discrimination

Wage and Hour Violations

  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime
  • Off-the-Clock Work
  • Meal and Rest Periods
  • Unreimbursed Business Expenses
  • Exempt Employee Misclassification
  • Independent Contractor Misclassification
  • Gender-Based Pay Discrimination
  • Vacation Pay Forfeitures
  • Late Final Paychecks/Waiting Time Penalties
  • Illegal Wage Deductions