Employment Litigation & Counseling Practice


Our attorneys regularly practice in all California and federal courts and represent individuals, emerging and established companies navigating the ever-changing and complex landscape of state and federal employment laws. Having litigated matters for both employees and employers, Girard Bengali has a unique perspective of the challenges and complexities encountered by our clients.

Girard Bengali understands how employment law issues arise and how best to effectively resolve them. Our cutting-edge approach is reflected in every facet of our practice, including general advice and counseling, high-stakes litigation, evaluation of executive agreements, financial services and securities industry disputes, workplace investigations and other labor matters.

Our services include assisting clients with

  • Wage and Hour Issues
    • Independent Contractor Misclassification Claims
    • Meal Break Claims
    • Rest Break Claims
    • Overtime Claims
    • Vacation Pay Claims
    • Unpaid Commission Claims
  • Employee Hiring, Performance Management and Terminations
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Employment Agreements and Contracts
  • Discrimination and Harassment
    • Pregnancy Discrimination
    • Gender Discrimination
    • Race Discrimination
    • Age Discrimination
    • Disability Discrimination
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Hostile Work Environment
  • Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets and Employee Mobility
  • Compensation and Commissions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
    • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    • California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
    • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Whistleblowing and Retaliation
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Protected Whistleblower Claims
  • Severance Agreements
  • Government Compliance and Investigations
  • Internal Investigations of Sensitive Issues, including Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Complaints


Girard Bengali’s attorneys have appeared before and represent individuals and companies in administrative proceedings before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, Employment Development Department (EDD), Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), United States Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other agencies.