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.

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

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