The Law Office of Richard Vaznaugh

Experts in Workplace Rights for Bay Area Workers

505 Sansome Street, Suite 850
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 593-0076
Fax: (415) 653-8935
San Francisco Employment Lawyer

Employment Lawyers for the San Francisco Bay Area

Welcome to the web page for the Law Office of Richard Vaznaugh. Mr. Vaznaugh's office is located in San Francisco California and serves the people of Northern California.

  • Two Decades of Lawyering for California Workplace Rights.
  • 100% of our practice is in Employment Law, including pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, whistleblower cases, overtime, commissions, meal and rest breaks, severance pay, severance agreements, family and medical leave, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, employment contracts, race discrimination, and age discrimination.
  • Mr. Vaznaugh has received a favorable verdict, award or settlement in more than 97% of his cases.
  • Mr. Vaznaugh is a 1994 graduate of University of California, Hastings College of Law, and has been continuously admitted to practice before all California Courts since 1994.
  • Contingent Fee Arrangements are available in most cases–this means that some or all of the legal fees and costs will be paid from the award or settlement at a conclusion of the case.
  • Our contingency fees, especially for the many cases that settle during mediation are often lower than our competitors.
  • Hourly and flat fee consultation rates are also available.

Mission Statement

I have designed my practice around the needs of employees and offer excellent and vigorous representation against large and mid-sized employers and any opposing counsel. Because my staff and I want adequate time to devote to each case, I maintain a limited case load. Through careful case analysis and strategy, we strive to give each case the individual time and attention necessary for appropriate and vigorous representation.

The fundamental mission of this office is to achieve the best result possible for each client. The office represents employees from executives to rank and file.

- Richard Vaznaugh

Employee Rights and Information Center

We offer a wealth of free workplace-related information in our Employee Rights and Information Center. Select a topic to continue:


Note: The information here discusses Federal and some state laws. While similar to Federal law, California employment laws often provide additional protections and damages.

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Practice Areas

The Law Office of Richard Vaznaugh assists plaintiffs in the following areas of employment law: Stock Option Disputes, Age Discrimination, Pensions and Benefits, Trade Secrets, Severance Packages, Physical and Drug Tests, Gender and Sex Discrimination, Libel and Slander, Defamation, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Family and Medical Leave, Race or Nationality Discrimination, Covenants Not to Compete, Wrongful Termination, Workplace Disputes, Disability Discrimination, Reasonable Accommodation, Pregnancy Discrimination, Pregnancy Leave, Sick Leave, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Wages and Overtime Pay.

Vaznaugh Weekly Weekly

Topic of the Week

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual orientation discrimination can affect your job status, your working environment, your health benefits, and a host of other issues in the workplace. The law in this area is changing rapidly for the better. If you feel you might have been discriminat

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Blog of the Week

Why temporary layoffs may become permanent

Forty-two percent, or 11.6 million, of all jobs lost through April 25 due to Covid-19 will become permanent, according to the University of Chicago.

Thought for the Week

"We know LGBTQ people face higher rates of economic instability, higher poverty, lower rates of employment and higher incidence of pre-existing conditions. You can make a pretty reliable assumption that LGBTQ people are facing serious economic consequences from the pandemic. The idea that LGBTQ people could be more vulnerable simply because of who they are is unacceptable. It was already imperative that we enact these protections, and this crisis has laid bare how critical it is."

–harita Gruberg, director of policy at the Center for American Progress

List of the Week

from The National LGBTQ Advocacy Group Human Rights Campaign and PSB Research

  • 17% of LGBTQ people had lost their jobs because of COVID-19, compared to 13% of the general population
  • 1 in 3 LGBTQ respondents had their work hours reduced, compared to about 1 in 5 in the general population
  • 11% of LGBTQ respondents reported requesting rent delays, compared to 8% of the general population
  • 29% of LGBTQ respondents reported having access to paid medical leave if they or a family member were to get sick

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Amazon’s heavily automated HR leaves workers in sick-leave limbo
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  3. Surprise unemployment drop sparks debate over how fast the economy will rally
  4. Don’t Let Your Partner’s Work Stress Become Your Own
  5. How to Address Unintentional and Unconscious Bias at Work

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