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.

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Topic of the Week

Sexual Harassment Practical Strategies: How Do I Deal with Sexual Harassment?

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Blog of the Week

The Long Struggle Against Giving Up

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), the union organizing the Amazon warehouse, lost the vote by more than a 2 – 1 margin. After the extreme publicity of the campaign over the past couple of months, such a definitive loss was crushing.

Thought for the Week

"The ADA is based on a basic presumption that people with disabilities want to work and are capable of working, want to be members of their communities and are capable of being members of their communities and that exclusion and segregation cannot be tolerated. Accommodating a person with a disability is no longer a matter of charity but instead a basic issue of civil rights."

–Arlene Mayerson | Chronicling the history of the ADA for the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

List of the Week

from Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Between March and August 2020 a million workers with disabilities lost their jobs, and by December, unemployment among this cohort climbed to 12.3%—which is about twice the national average.
  • One in four U.S. adults (61 million) has some type of disability.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Boeing Says It Fired 65 Workers for Hateful Words or Actions
  2. The Fear Black Employees Carry
  3. Miscarriages: The Costly Workplace Taboo
  4. Roads to Recovery: How the pandemic is accelerating workforce training
  5. Nearly 70 million Americans have criminal records. We must give them a second chance

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