Employment, Labor and Discrimination Law

Neasham & Kramer LLP attorneys have over 50 years combined experience handling all manner of employment issues for private and public employees and employers.   We evaluate employment issues effectively and take a proactive approach to resolve disputes at the earliest possible opportunity--in most cases before a claim or lawsuit must be filed.


We counsel, advocate and represent clients in the following ways:



Employment Litigation

Review of Employment Contracts

Explanation of Policies and Benefits

Assistance in Obtaining Workplace Accommodations

Failure to Hire

Discrimination Claims

Unruh Act Claims

Harassment Claims

Civil Rights and Free Speech Issues (42 U.S.C. Sec. 1981; 1983)

Unwarranted Discipline

Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims

Qui Tam Actions

Wage-Hour Claims

Prosecuting Grievances

Wrongful Discharge

Termination of Employment in Violation of Public Policy

Severance Agreements or Reinstatement of Employment

Disability Claims

Unemployment Benefits




Recruitment / Hiring

Preparation & Review of Employment Policies/Procedures/Employee Handbooks

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Access and Accommodations Compliance

ADA Training for Employers

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and wage/hour compliance

Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance

California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Compliance

Reductions in Force

Independent Investigation of Employee Misconduct

Independent Investigation of Discrimination/Harassment or Retaliation Claims

Employee grievances and arbitration

Defense of Breach of Contract Claims

Defense of Employers in Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims



If a claim must be filed, or has been filed,  Neasham & Kramer attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, administrative agencies, and in court:



    Binding and Non-Binding Arbitration

    Neutral Case Evaluation

    Settlement Conferences

    Government Tort Claims

    Unemployment Appeal Proceedings (CUIAB)

    State Personnel Board

    Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing

    Equal Opportunity Employment Commission

    State Court

    U.S. District Court

    California Courts of Appeal

    District Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit


Helpful Links:


California Employment Development Department: http://www.edd.cahwnet.gov

California Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing: http://www.dfeh.ca.gov

State Personnel Board:  http://www.spb.ca.gov

California Labor Commissioner:  http://www.dir.ca.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: http://www.eeoc.gov

Occupational Safety & Health Administration: http://www.osha.gov



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