Work is a fact of life for people living in the United States. We work more hours and retire later than most nations around the globe. Our jobs and careers are essential to our existence and often play a large role in creating our identities. A complex web of state and federal laws grant us essential rights protecting us from mistreatment, exploitation, and discrimination as we participate in this fundamental aspect of American culture.
Eric Gruber Is An Experienced Employment Law Attorney You Can Trust
From pre-suit negotiations and investigation, through trial and appeal, Gruber Law Group is equipped with the resources, knowledge, and experience to aggressively prosecute all employment law matters.
Employment Harassment and Discrimination
While employers are free to hire, fire, discipline and assign work as they see fit, they are not allowed to do so if those decisions are made based upon certain qualities known as “protected classifications.” Employers are not allowed to harass or discriminate based on:
Transgender (San Francisco)
Height and Weight
Advancement and Promotion
Being a member of a protected class
Whistleblowing (exposing unlawful activity)
Asserting certain legal rights
Demanding overtime, meal and rest breaks
Requesting reasonable accommodations
Taking pregnancy, family, and medical leave
Serving on a jury
Taking time off to vote
Discrimination is most commonly seen in employment practices related to:
In California, most employment is “at will,” meaning an employer can fire an employee for any reason at any time. The exception is if the employer terminates the employment for an illegal reason. Eric Gruber is an employment law attorney with the resources, knowledge, and experience to aggressively prosecute all cases where someone has been wrongfully terminated for:
Work-Life Rights and Protections
Because work is essential to our existence, laws were passed to create healthy and positive working environments and to ensure workers have protections enabling them to balance their work responsibilities with their lives outside the workplace.
Harassment: Workers have the right to be free from ridicule, abuse, and harassment in the workplace; however, not all harassment is illegal. Harassment is illegal only if it is related to a protected class characteristic.
Whistleblower Retaliation: Employees have the right to expose illegal practices of their employers without being subject to harassment or discrimination in retaliation.
Wage and Hour: Employees are protected from working excessive hours without adequate compensation (overtime) and from working extended periods without appropriate meal and rest breaks.
Family Medical Leave and Other Leave Laws: Workers are entitled to take leave for certain family and medical reasons without fear of losing their jobs or being subjected to negative employment actions. Employers are also required to let their employees take leave to cast ballots on election days.
If you are being mistreated at work, it can have severe negative consequences, emotionally, physically, and financially. If you believe you have been illegally harassed, discriminated against, terminated or been treated unlawfully by your employer, contact Gruber Law Group to set up a free consultation. Before you take any action at work, proper steps need to be taken to ensure you do not jeopardize your claim. Your initial consultationis free and you will not be charged any attorneys fee unless money is recovered for you.Contact Gruber Law Group today. You have nothing to lose.
Representation Throughout The Bay Area
Gruber Law Group represents personal injury, employment, discrimination and civil rights clients throughout California and the Bay Area counties of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Alameda, Solano, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Napa and Sacramento and the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, San Leandro, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Jose, Sausalito, Antioch, Concord, Daly City, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Redwood City, San Rafael, Stockton, Novato, Petaluma, Vallejo, Hayward, Antioch, Fremont, Fairfield, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Richmond and Sacramento.
The Gruber Law Group did an exceptional job in assisting me with a personal injury case. Eric was very responsive to all of my calls and e-mails, and was clearly committed to ensuring that I got the best settlement possible. I can't say enough good things about my experience with this office, and I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to this law practice in the fu...
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Eric is amazing! He is intelligent, driven, organized and really cares about you (and your case!). Super refreshing to experience that quality with lawyers. He is also very honest, passionate and has strong integrity. Very grateful to have found him and I would HIGHLY recommend him for any legal help you may need.Melissa E.
Gruber Law has been an unbelievable asset to my company. Impressed by the amount of service that has been provided to us from the firm. With out a doubt one of the best decisions we have made was teaming up with Gruber Law Group. We feel confident with the council we get from them. Highly recommend.Colin S.
I was injured in a car accident 2 years ago and Gruber Law Group represented and won my case! I had a lot of lawyers to choose from for my personal injury case, but I chose Eric and it made a difference! Eric made the process so easy and stress-free for me, which I was so grateful for at the time since I had to deal with my physical therapy and recovery process. Being injur...
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In looking for legal advice and/or representation, I would expect to find someone knowledgeable and professional, and I certainly get that with Gruber Law Group. But what has stood out to me, and kept me coming back, is that Eric and GLG are also passionate advocates for their clients and really take the time to understand the situation and explain 'how things work' so the ...
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Can't say enough good things. Eric promptly returned my phone calls and emails, gave me an honest assessment of my situation and a fair recommendation on course of action to take. He was very knowledgable and made sure to go out of his way to let me know how he could work with me. No one wants to need a lawyer, but if you're in need of consultation on an employment related-m...
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I feel so grateful to have Eric represent my auto accident cases. I am very happy with the settlements he successfully negotiated for me; indeed, the amount of money that I received is more than what I expected. My personal injury cases were a little complicated. I had two car accidents in a row within two months, both at the other party's fault. The first one was a ta...
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I cannot thank Eric Gruber enough! After calling several law firms regarding my car accident, Eric was the most helpful. I called him after work hours but he still took my call and gave me advice right away. What a nice surprise that he even did more research and emailed me more information on my car accident claim. With his help, I am satisfied with my settlement. Justice h...
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I'm relatively new to the US and wanted a little legal advice - I was very lucky to stumble across Gruber Law Group. The service I received was personalised, friendly and efficient (much appreciated! I'm a get-in-and-get-out kind of person when it comes to this kind of thing). The feeling that I could approach my lawyer as an equal, speak frankly and come away secure in the ...
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At the end of 2013, I was involved in a three-car accident while stopped at a red light. An SUV hit the car behind me and the force of the collision drove that car into mine. My car was damaged a bit, but I suffered some whiplash and headaches for which I went to Stanford Hospital to get checked out. Fortunately, I had insurance which covered most of the hospital visit bu...
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