65+ years of combined experience

We are in the law industry for more than 65 years with more than 98% of client satisfaction.

Qualified and Experienced Lawyers

Our team is the best in the business. We are a team of Lawyers who are passionate about their jobs.

Awards and Achievements

Potter Handy, LLP named Best Lawyers of America and Best Law Firms of America.


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Our Lawyers focus their practice solely on litigating employment and workplace disputes.


We work on a contingency basis – there are no fees until the successful resolution of your case!


Our clients have enjoyed not just monetary compensation, but vindication in the form of wrongful termination converted into resignation, letter of reference from the terminating supervisor, reinstatement, and even apologies, to name a few.


We have experienced Employment Lawyers who work diligently to fight for your rights. Our Lawyers have been in your shoes as employees during their lives. Their ability to relate to and understand what you are going through fuels their passion to aggressively litigate your case and get you results.

Representing Employees Who Have Had Their Rights Violated in the Workplace

Areas of Employment Litigation

Potter Handy Employment Rights Law Firm Does Not Handle Worker’s Compensation, Unemployment, State Disability or Social Security Benefits Claims or Appeals.

California has the strongest laws in the country when it comes to protecting employees. The Lawyers at Potter Handy Employment Rights Law Firm will evaluate your case and help you understand your rights. In fact, you may not even realize that your rights are being violated because you are unaware of the expansive California Employment Laws that protect you.

Below are some of the different areas in which our Lawyers can protect your rights in the workplace:

Age Discrimination

Employees who are 40 years of age and older are protected from discrimination and harassment based on their age.

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Disability Discrimination

An employer may be liable for unlawful discrimination if it fails to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s disability.

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Employer Retaliation

It is unlawful for your employer to punish you for filing workplace discrimination or harassment complaints, and more.

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Employers are prohibited from retaliating against an employee who discloses what he or she believes is a violation of law to a government or law enforcement agency.

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Genetic Discrimination

An employer may never use genetic information to make an employment decision because genetic information is not relevant to an individual's ability to work.

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Gender/Sex Discrimination

Gender/Sex discrimination at work can be blatant and come in the form of sexual misconduct, whether physical or verbal.

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Race/Color Discrimination

Racial/color discrimination involves racial animus, intentional acts, or policies that impact a racial group negatively even if that was not the intended result.

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Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is one of the most common forms of discrimination. It is a form of discrimination that can occur in several contexts.

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Violation of Medical Leave Laws

Employees under the FMLA/CFRA, and denied medical leave or terminated either after the request or soon after returning from leave, you may have a claim for violation.

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Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a broad term. As such, the state of California does not have only one sexual assault designation: it can include rape, threats, sodomy, seduction, and much, much more.

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment normally takes the form of unwanted sexual advances, conduct, comments or discussions. This more common form is referred to as creating a “hostile work environment.”

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Wrongful Termination

Terminated for reasons that you suspect are related to your race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, request for medical leave or an accommodation, or reporting a violation, you may have a claim.

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Wage And Hour Violations

When a non-exempt employee works over eight hours in a workday, and/or over 40 hours in a workweek, an employee is entitled to overtime pay at a “time-and-half” rate for all extra hours worked.

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We Treat Every Case Equally With the Same Attention and Dedication Because Every Client Matters.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Have A Case?

The answer to this question depends upon situation to situation. The best answer can only be achieved once you contact one of our attorneys who will guide you.

Does hiring you guarantee results?

The short answer to this question is No. Every case is different and prior results although show very high success rate but it still doesn't guarantee the same outcome.

What is your consultation fees?

The consultation is absolutely free. Yes you have read it right absolutely free. We work on a contingency basis – there are no fees until the successful resolution of your case!

Which areas do you cover?

We cover multiple areas mainly involving Employment Law. The complete list of all the practice areas can be found on this website.

What is attorney customer relationship?

The initial consultation doesn't include Attorney Customer relationship. Only once you hire us then the attorney customer relationship is built.

Do you screen all the information you get?

At Potter Handy, LLP we treat privacy very strictly. All the information that you provide is confidential and won't be leaked under any circumstances.

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