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

Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Domestic violence -- mental or physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner -- often affects the victims' ability to work.

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Blog of the Week

The Longest Strike in America Needs a Political Savior

The longest ongoing strike in America today is happening in the media capital of the world. It involves the people who install and repair the cables that bring the news to many of the most influential people in America. But after three long years, the Spectrum workers of New York City are beginning to feel as though everyone has forgotten about them.

Thought for the Week

"In the aftermath of abuse, survivors immediately need physical safety and financial independence from their abusers... Understandably, it becomes incredibly difficult for survivors to secure and retain work after experiencing trauma...Many of the reasons that survivors have for taking time away from work aren’t covered. They are limited to using unpaid leave for medical treatment, to care for their own serious illness, or to care for a sick or injured family member, but cannot use it to seek legal or law enforcement protection from their abuser, to obtain assistance from a victim services provider, or to relocate or take steps to secure their existing home. "

–Alejandra Y. Castillo; CEO of YWCA USA

List of the Week

from National Domestic Violence Hotline

Domestic Violence and the Workplace

  • Nearly 33% of women killed in U.S. workplaces between 2003-2008 were killed by a current or former intimate partner.
  • A survey of American employees found that 44% of full-time employed adults personally experienced domestic violence’s effect in their workplaces.
  • More than 70% of United States workplaces do not have a formal program or policy that addresses workplace violence.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Black bank employee who said white customer sexually harassed her wins $2.4M
  2. What Gen Z women want as they join the workforce
  3. Google HR boss steps down during period of employee dissension
  4. 60 percent of Americans have seen or been victim of discrimination at work, new study finds
  5. American Workers Are Going On Strike In Huge Numbers

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