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

Our Cases

Mr. Vaznaugh has extensive experience with a broad range of civil employment disputes, including discrimination, retaliation, medical leaves, reasonable accommodation, wage and hour claims, and many other employment claims. The representation of plaintiffs in employment claims has always been the focus of Mr. Vaznaugh's practice.

The vast bulk of past clients, and all current clients, are individuals-not corporations or institutions. The office has successfully represented former and current employees in claims against a variety of large and mid-sized corporations, and their subsidiaries.

Selected Cases by Mr. Vaznaugh:

  • $350,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT (2013) Failure to Accommodate Disability and Wage Claims.
  • $335,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT (2013) Disability Discrimination and Wage Claims.
  • $300,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT (2013) Failure to Reinstate Following Medical Leave and Wage Claims.
  • $270,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT (2013) Failure to Grant Medical Leave resulting in Termination.
  • $1,500,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT (2012) Failure to Accommodate Disability and Disability Discrimination.
  • $237,000 CONFIDENTIAL PRE-LITIGATION SETTLEMENT (2012) Overtime Claim for Continuing Employee.
  • $250,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT (2011) Failure to Reinstate Following Medical Leave and Wage Claims.
  • $250,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT (2010) Pregnancy Discrimination.
  • 2008-2009: Garcia v. EISB, California Superior Court for City and County of San Francisco; Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation. Jury verdict plus judgment for Attorney's Fees and Costs: $928,000. Read the "Verdict of The Week" report here.
  • $375,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT (2008) Pregnancy Discrimination.
  • $530,000 SETTLEMENT (2007): Overtime and Meal Break Class Action.
  • $375,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT (2005) National Origin and Pregnancy Discrimination.
  • $300,000 CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT National Origin Harassment (2002).

State Bar Rules require us to advise you that each case result portrayed here is dependent on the facts of that case. Results will differ if based on different facts. Verdicts and recoveries are without deduction for fees or costs.

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Topic of the Week

Sexual Harassment

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Blog of the Week

Striking Alabama Coal Miners Want Their $1.1 Billion Back

History repeated itself as hundreds of miners spilled out of buses in June and July to leaflet the Manhattan offices of asset manager BlackRock, the largest shareholder in the mining company Warrior Met Coal.

Thought for the Week

"Fewer harassment complaints don’t necessarily indicate less harassment is taking place. Employees who may have come forward before 2020 may not be able to afford to now. They might be afraid of losing their job or other retaliation when they’ve lost a loved one and their income, a member of their household is out of work, or they have COVID-related medical bills."

–Victoria E. Langley | The Employment Law Issue

List of the Week

from Pew Research

Facts on Minimum Wage in the U.S.

1. 29 states have set their own higher minimum wage
2. 52% of U.S. voters agree that the minimum wage should rise
3. Nearly 30% of U.S. workers earn near minimum wage

Top Five News Headlines

  1. New Legislation Makes Procedural Changes to DFEH Enforcement and Expands Employer Record Retention Requirements
  2. Tenth Circuit Upholds Employer’s Decision to Deny Telework Accommodation Request Under Rehabilitation Act
  3. Laid-off hotel employees fight for ‘right to return’ to work
  4. Walmart, EEOC Renew Fight Over Coach as Disability Accommodation
  5. ‘Blacklisting’ Rules for Government Contractors Proposed, Again

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