Advocating For EMPLOYER RIGHTS

Employment law matters are often complex. They involve some of the most emotionally charged and explosive confrontations between human beings. Therefore, it requires insight and compassion to resolve these cases. In the employment arena, "success" comes in many forms. Bergman Dacey Goldsmith understands that each of our clients has unique needs and that it is our job to meet those needs.

Regardless of the employment issue you may be dealing with, contact our firm. We strive to achieve efficient and effective solutions for California employees. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer your questions and discuss your concerns. Your first consultation is free.

Our legal staff at Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is made up of seasoned trial attorneys. We have built a track record of success over 35 years of service. At our firm, we are committed to providing loyal and trusted service for all of our clients, to help them achieve the best possible results.

How We Can Assist You

At Bergman Dacey Goldsmith, we provide personalized assistance through any employment law issue, including:

Prelitigation Counseling And Advice
We provide ongoing advice and counseling to our clients who we also represent in litigation in a variety of areas, including:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment and retaliation
  • Workplace violence
  • Disability rights
  • Leave rights
  • Drug testing and privacy rights
  • Peer-to-peer sexual harassment
  • Worker classification
  • Reductions in force

We have performed internal investigations of alleged workplace misconduct as well as audits to ensure compliance with current employment laws and regulations. Employment compliance with California and federal regulations is absolutely necessary for businesses of all sizes. Helping our clients ensure compliance has helped avoid litigation in many cases.

In each of these areas, we have helped clients identify and resolve disputes, thereby avoiding unnecessary litigation.

Litigation And Employment Defense
We defend private and public sector employers and employees in state and federal court in cases alleging:

  • Discrimination (based on sex, race, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin)
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Violations of state and/or federal constitutional rights
  • Violations of leave rights
  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of contract
  • Worker misclassification
  • Violations of the Equal Pay Act
  • Workplace violence
  • Various tort claims

We have extensive experience handling designated complex class actions and have litigated many "cutting-edge" legal issues. We also have a long track record of successfully defending our clients' victories on appeal.

Administrative Hearings And Complaints Filed With Outside Agencies
We represent public and private sector employers, as well as public entity employees, in administrative hearings or complaints filed with federal and state agencies such as:

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • The Department of Industrial Relations
  • The Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • The Employment Development Department
  • The Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
  • Other public agency boards and civil service commissions

Alternative Dispute Resolution
We recognize the important role that alternative dispute resolution may play at all stages of an employment dispute and depending on the specific facts of each case, we regularly work with our clients to develop the most effective ADR strategy.

Get Our Experience On Your Side

We are committed to protecting employees' rights. Call our firm at 310-470-6110 or email us to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled lawyers. We have convenient locations in Los Angeles, Costa Mesa and Oxnard.