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Areas of Practice2019-10-07T05:03:47+00:00

Know Your Rights

You have rights in the workplace. If you have been treated unfairly, we will help you assert those rights. Call a lawyer before you resign your job or sign any legal document.

At McCormac & Associates, our California discrimination law practice is devoted exclusively to representing employees in employment law disputes. We represent employees throughout Northern California. California anti-discrimination laws and federal civil rights laws provide extensive protection for employees from discrimination in the workplace.

If you have been denied employment or advancement, disciplined, or discharged from employment because of your race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, pregnancy or religion, we can help. If you are suffering sexual harassment on the job, we can assist you.

If you are having disagreements with your employer over use of the Family and Medical Leave Act, we can be your advocate. We also have considerable experience representing clients that have suffered employment discrimination due to disability, and have a proven track record of getting employees the necessary accommodations and restrictions so they can return to their jobs. Attorney Kathleen McCormac, who uses her 12 years of nursing experience to benefit clients who need help understanding their medical disabilities and establishing what types of work duties disabled workers, especially health care workers, can reasonably be expected to perform.

We can advocate to resolve your employment law dispute through negotiation.

Employment Discrimination2014-07-31T03:42:39+00:00

Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based upon certain protected classes. If you have been terminated, disciplined, or denied employment or advancement in employment due to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability or perceived disability, religion, or age, please contact us in order to preserve your legal rights.

Disability Discrimination & Reasonable Accommodation2014-08-28T21:08:40+00:00

If you have been injured, either on or off the job, you may have a disability or medical condition and require accommodation at work. Your employer is obligated under the law to engage in a good faith interactive process with you to enable you to perform your job with or without reasonable accommodation. If a determination is made that the employee cannot perform his or her position with or without reasonable accommodation, the employee may be reassigned to a different position.

Sometimes employers fail to engage in a good faith interactive process or provide a reasonable accommodation and may terminate an employee with a disability. Many times employers leave disabled employees on extended and involuntary leaves of absence without exploring potential accommodations. This is illegal and you should seek legal advice if you believe you are being discriminated against on the basis of your disability or medical condition.

Severance Negotiation2019-10-07T05:06:33+00:00

Often the best resolution to your employment dispute is a negotiated severance package. We have represented individuals in severance agreement negotiation from their employers for over 25 years. We negotiate and or review potential severance offers on an hourly basis. Likewise we can advise you as to whether or not we see discriminatory reasons for your selection in a layoff or early retirement. Do not sign a severance agreement without consulting a lawyer regarding whether your rights may have been violated and what other options exist.

Licensure Defense2019-10-07T05:07:35+00:00

Health care professionals understand that without their license they will be unable to work. The impact of an investigation or action by your Professional Licensing Board can be devastating both personally and professionally. Kathy McCormac has over 25 years experience representing health care professionals. It is best to get advice as early as possible even before you meet with any investigator. The Professional Board that is charged with protecting the public is often adversarial to the licensee in these proceedings and you do not want to wait to get advice until it is too late.