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

Workplace Bullying

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Blog of the Week

Overcoming Inequality in Unemployment Benefit Access and Utilization

Black workers are not only more likely to be unemployed during the pandemic but much less likely to receive UI. Law, policy, and practice may be the problems, but the solution begins with mobilization.

Thought for the Week

"It really is very damaging. It creates a place where you're just always afraid and you can't be yourself. People are angry and confused and they're concerned about their job all day every day—is today the day I'm going to be fired? That's just no way to live"

–Catherine Mattice Zundel | CEO of Civility Partners

List of the Week

from Workplace Bullying Institute

  • 19% of adults said they’d personally been bullied at work, while another 19% said they’d seen it happen to someone else.
  • Being bullied at work can harm both your mental and your physical health—with potential effects including major stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal issues, and more.
  • Workplace bullying goes far beyond a minor disruption or small annoyance. Rather, it creates a psychological power imbalance between the person doing the bullying and their target or targets to a point where that person at the receiving end develops [a] feeling of helplessness.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Are you entitled to time off work to vote? Depends where you live
  2. The Fall Surge Is Here Setting Off Wave Of Workplace Mental Health Problems
  3. Texas social workers will no longer be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ Texans and people with disabilities
  4. Seeking to even playing field with Uber and Lyft, San Diego loosening cab regulations
  5. How To Tell If Your Workplace Is Toxic

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