Practice

  • Employment

    Representing employees is all about making sure each of us has a level playing field on which to compete in the workplace. Without a level playing field, no other civil rights can be achieved.

    We work with clients who have the courage to come forward to protect their rights in the workplace.  We represent clients in the following type of cases:

    • Discrimination

    Age (40 and over)
    Ancestry
    Color
    Religious Creed (including religious dress and grooming practices)
    Denial of Family and Medical Care Leave
    Disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS
    Marital Status
    Medical Condition (cancer and genetic characteristics)
    Genetic Information
    Military and Veteran Status
    National Origin (including language use restrictions)
    Race
    Sex (pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding)
    Gender, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
    Sexual Orientation

    • Disability (reasonable accommodation, interactive process, etc)
    • Medical Leave (FMLA, CFRA)
    • Retaliation
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Unlawful Background Checks
    • Whistleblower
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Wage and Hour

    Independent Contractor/Employee Misclassification
    Overtime
    Meal and Rest Breaks
    Minimum Wage
    Off-the-Clock
    Unpaid Commissions
    Unreimbursed Expenses

    We also negotiate employment agreements, negotiate severance agreements, and provide advice on employment matters.

    If you believe you have been harmed by unlawful workplace practices, please contact us.

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  • Civil Rights

    At DPLO, we work with clients to protect and enforce their right to be free from discrimination. The attorneys at DPLO have extensive experience representing individuals seeking redress for discrimination on the basis of gender, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, medical condition, and disability in state and federal courts as well as arbitration. We have represented women who have been discriminated against by educational institutions, individuals with disabilities seeking access to public accommodations, and workers discriminated against on the basis of gender, disability, orientation, race, and national origin.

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  • Consumer

    The attorneys at DPLO are experienced in prosecuting consumer class actions. We believe that such actions are essential to protecting consumers in the marketplace. Representative cases include against telecommunication companies for hidden and unlawful charges, and cases against financial institutions for predatory lending practices such as unfair mortgage loans, excessive credit card fees and abusive debt collection practices.

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  • Appellate

    DPLO believes in representing individuals through the entire litigation process, which sometimes can include bringing or responding to an appeal. In addition, DPLO can associate into a case to assist or handle an appeal or writ proceeding, even when they have not been involved at the trial court level.

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