Our Practice Areas – Employment Law in San Jose
The firm practices general civil and business litigation with an emphasis on civil rights claims and employment law. Mr. Cohn specializes in discrimination and harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment, age and gender discrimination, disability and/or medical condition and leave discrimination, retaliation, whistle blowing, unlawful business practices, and wrongful termination.
Mr. Cohn represents individuals and management in both State and Federal courts, before the Public Employees Review Board, County of Santa Clara Personnel Board, Civil Service Commission, the California Labor Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and other administrative agencies. He additionally practices in the areas of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, non-competition issues, unfair competition and union collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Cohn has successfully concluded thousands of claims through negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and trial. He remains an active member of various Bar Association groups and has presented Human Resources seminars and continuing legal education courses on employment-related topics.
We specialize in discrimination and harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment, age and gender discrimination, disability and/or medical condition and leave discrimination, retaliation, whistle blowing, unlawful business practices and wrongful termination.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment continues to be commonplace in many organizations and need not end a career, providing that appropriate and strong steps are taken to stop the harassment, prevent retaliation, and ensure lawful compliance ongoing.
Does your employer treat you differently based on your private time activities, relationships and/or associations?
Your rights may have been violated. The Advocacy center can thoroughly evaluate your facts and offer sound advice and help you in your decision as to what to do. You have choices and the law empowers you if you get the right information.
The Federal Civil Rights Act of 1991, as amended, as well as California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, provide that employees may not be discriminated against based on age, race, religion, gender, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.
If you have not been paid for hours worked and have not been provided breaks, the Advocacy Center has a strong track record in protecting you and asserting your claims and winning you damages.
Have you been fired without good cause?
The Advocacy Center for Employment Law is fully versed on your legal rights and experienced enough to know how to protect them. If you feel that your firing is imminent or has occurred due to a wrongful basis, call the Advocacy Center for a free legal consultation. There is no obligation and we have an excellent track record at protecting your employment rights and obtaining a favorable remedy.
The Advocacy Center for Employment Law and its senior attorney, Steven P. Cohn, are experts in labor and employment law, with over 30 years’ experience in managing exit strategies from your employer, recognizing legal violations, and handling severance negotiations.
Employers often use progressive discipline which is not always reasonable or fair. At the Advocacy Center for Employment Law, we can carefully evaluate the performance issues presented, as well as frame your best defenses to adverse discipline against you.