Protect your rights in the workplace.

Do you have a dispute with your employer? There are options to protect your rights.

One option is to negotiate a settlement directly with the employer. While settlements typically provide a payment, they also usually come with conditions. Dean negotiates on behalf of employees to get the best possible settlement amount with the least burdensome set of conditions.

A second option is to go to one of several agencies depending on the nature of the dispute. For issues concerning you pay or hours at work there is the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. If you experienced discrimination or harassment the Department of Fair Employment and Housing or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are available. Workers in San Francisco also have the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement. Federal employees are generally required to go to their employer's Equal Employment Opportunity office, Department of Labor, or Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, depending on the nature of the dispute. Dean can represent you before any of these agencies.

A third option is to go to court. Dean represents employees who have experienced:

  • Race discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Sex discrimination (including unequal pay)
  • Sexual orientation discrimination
  • Gender identity or expression discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation for reporting discrimination or harassment
  • Retaliation for taking medical leave
  • Whistle-blower retaliation
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Unpaid wages (including minimum wage violations)
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Rest and meal breaks not provided
  • Misclassification as an independent contractor