Offering Services to Governmental Employees in the San Jose Area
Steven Fink and the staff at Mesirow & Fink are committed to serving governmental employees whose rights were violated by their employers. We have more than 30 years of experience in California employment law issues that can help governmental employees protect their right to a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace.
Our firm has represented many governmental employees in employment law matters, from the school superintendent to the assistant district attorney. Many of the employment disputes that affect governmental employees are the same that private-sector employees face. We represent state and federal governmental employees in matters such as:
- Wrongful termination
- Civil rights violations
- Retaliation for whistleblowing
- Labor law violations such as unpaid overtime
- Breach of employment contract
- Sexual harassment
Many governmental employees are protected from wrongful discharge by union agreements, civil service systems and federal civil rights laws. However, some employees are “at-will” employees, just like private-sector employees. In addition, some governmental employees are not covered by union protection when they rise in the ranks. These employees’ lack of protection may result in wrongful termination.
If you are a governmental employee who suffered discrimination or harassment in the workplace, or if you were wrongfully terminated, you have rights. Unlike private-sector employees, your rights are expressly given and protected by the United States Constitution.
Helping Governmental Employees Exercise Their Constitutional Rights
Instances of employment discrimination and harassment are also constitutional issues since governmental employees are entitled to protection under the U.S. Constitution. Rights given to governmental employees under the Constitution include the right to due process before termination, right to hearings, and certain rights to free speech without retaliation.
Private employees are also protected under the U.S. Constitution, but not to the same degree. Employee rights are usually laid out in written employment contracts with their employers. If your employer violated your constitutional rights or rights under your employment contract, we can help.
We want to hear your story, and we offer confidential consultations. Our firm is committed to offering traditional legal services that focus on personalized, caring attention for every governmental employee whose rights were violated.
Contact Our Employment Law Attorney at Mesirow & Fink
If you are a whistleblower who was retaliated against, or if you are a governmental employee with an employment law issue, contact attorney Steven Fink and our employment law team at Mesirow & Fink in San Jose. We can be reached by calling 408-286-1200 or by filling out the e-mail form on our Contact Us page.