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

Gender Identity Discrimination

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Blog of the Week

Amazon is crushing Walmart in one metric: The rate of serious injuries in its warehouses

Immediately following a report that Amazon’s workplace injury rates were significantly higher than those of its top rivals, the online retail giant announced a tweak to its notorious “time off task” metric, which workers and advocates say is responsible for the punishing pace that leads to many injuries.

Thought for the Week

"What the LGBT community want is [for being LGBT] to be ordinary so that you are seen to be valued on merit. When our employees don’t have to think twice about struggling for the same benefits, recognition, or are afraid of being safe, then productivity goes up."

–Claudia Brind-Woody, VP & Managing Director, IBM

List of the Week

from The National LGBT Workers Center

BARRIERS FOR LGBT EMPLOYEES

A recent study suggests that nearly 50% of LGBT workers remain closeted at work and fear being stereotyped or jeopardizing professional connections. Anti-LGBT bias is highly prevalent in the workplace and creates massive hurdles in the day-to-day:

Hiring/Firing
  • 27% of transgender workers reported being fired, not hired, or denied promotion in 2016-2017.
Wages Despite comprising
  • 4.5% of adults in the United States, LGBT adults comprise 6.2% of people who earn less than $36,000 a year.
  • 1 22% of LGBT workers were not paid or promoted at the same rate as colleagues.
  • Gay men report higher salaries than lesbian women, but both report less income than non-LGBT colleagues. 
Benefits
  • Only 1 out of 5 U.S. companies offer paid family leave for LGBT employees.
  • Only 58% of Fortune 500 companies offer transgender-inclusive benefits.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Insurance Brokers and COVID-19 Shutdowns
  2. OSHA Promulgates Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 for Healthcare Employers
  3. Ready or not, back to the workplace we might go…
  4. DHS Issues New Policies on Expedited Processing, Requests for Evidence, and More
  5. Connecticut Amends Pay Equity Law, Requiring Disclosure of Wage Ranges to Applicants, Employees

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