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

Am I Entitled To Sick Leave?

Contrary to popular belief, there is no general legal requirement that employers give employees sick leave. While most employers do in fact give employees some paid time off each year to be used for sick leave, the law does not require employers to do so

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Blog of the Week

Everyone can get coronavirus, but economic inequality means it will be worst for those at the bottom

Coronavirus doesn’t spare the powerful. As of this writing, two members of the House, a senator, and the president of Harvard University have tested positive. But as with so many things in the unequal United States of America, it’s going to be worse for people who are already vulnerable: low-income people, people in rural areas, homeless people, single parents, inmates, and more.

Thought for the Week

"Every time a woman leaves the workforce because she can't find or afford childcare, or she can't work out a flexible arrangement with her boss, or she has no paid maternity leave, her family's income falls down a notch. Simultaneously, national productivity numbers decline."

–Madeleine M. Kunin

List of the Week

from National Compensation Survey

U.S. workers and paid sick leave

  • 24% of U.S. civilian workers, or roughly 33.6 million people, do not have access to paid sick leave
  • 92% of workers in the top quarter of earnings (meaning hourly wages greater than $32.21) have access to some form of paid sick leave
  • Among the lowest-earning tenth – those whose wages are $10.80 an hour or less – just 31% have paid sick leave

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Bosses Panic-Buy Spy Software to Keep Tabs on Remote Workers
  2. A far-right rallying cry: Older Americans should volunteer to work
  3. San Francisco Says Coronavirus Has Made Gig Economy’s Labor Abuses Untenable
  4. Can your boss make you come to work during coronavirus outbreak?
  5. University of Rochester and plaintiffs settle sexual harassment lawsuit for $9.4 million

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