Employment Litigation and Counseling

Van Etten Sipprelle attorneys represent both employers and employees throughout California in employment-related litigation, including before arbitration tribunals, state and federal courts, and administrative agencies. We also provide counseling to employers and employees concerning a wide variety of employment-related issues.

Employment law is a diverse body of law involving the often complex relationships between employers and employees. Employment law covers employment contracts, wage and hour disputes, vacation and sick leave, family and medical leave, and workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, among other things. Employees want to be treated fairly and with respect. By the same token, knowledgeable employers who comply with the law are able to better serve their employees, obtain increased productivity, and create a working environment that fosters good morale.

Van Etten Sipprelle represents both employers and employees on a regular basis. We represent small, midsize and large companies, and have successfully defended many high-exposure cases for our employer clients. On the employee side, the firm represents employees of all types, ranging from executives to mid-level managers, sales personnel, production employees, pharmaceutical industry employees, physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers, restaurant workers, and many others.

We represent our clients in a broad range of matters, including:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Hostile Work Environment
  • Employment Discrimination Based on Age, Race, Sex, Pregnancy, and Other Protected Classifications
  • Retaliation and Whistleblower Protection
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wage and Hour
  • Independent Contractor Misclassification
  • Employment Contracts
  • Severance Agreements
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Executive Compensation

Our firm’s attorneys have successfully prosecuted and defended hundreds of employment hearings, arbitrations and trials in California state and federal courts, and before arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies (including the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing and the California Labor Commission).

If you need assistance with an employment matter, please contact us either by calling (805) 719-4900 or by completing and submitting a Contact form.