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Outten & Golden LLP 
San Francisco, California Office
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One Embarcadero Center, 38th Floor
San Francisco, California  94111

(San Francisco Co.)

Telephone: 628-400-4051
Fax: 415-638-8810

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Office Hours:
Monday: 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Thursday: 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Friday: 08:30 AM-07:00 PM
Saturday: -
Other hours by appointment.
Sunday: -
Other hours by appointment.

About this office:

Our firm enjoys a strong national reputation for representing employees, executives and partners in all areas of employment law. From representing senior executives in contract negotiations, to protecting individuals' civil rights in the workplace, to combating worker exploitation and systemic discrimination in class action, WARN Act and impact litigation. Outten & Golden LLP is a recognized leader in the field of employment law. As employment lawyers, we take great pride in our innovative approach to the practice of law and our firm's focus on protecting and promoting employee rights.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Labor And Employment; Class Actions; Employee Rights; Employment Contracts; International Employment Contracts; Executive Compensation; Severance Agreements; Partnership Law; Sexual Harassment; Racial Harassment; Employment Discrimination; Age Discrimination; Race Discrimination; Religious Discrimination; Disability Discrimination; Sex Discrimination; Pregnancy Discrimination; Retaliation; Title VII Discrimination; Hostile Work Environment; ADA; Employment Civil Rights; ADEA; FMLA; Whistleblower Protection; Unfair Competition; Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act Law; Restrictive Covenants; Wrongful Termination Or Discharge; Employee Benefits; Pension Plans; ERISA; Medical Leave; Wage And Hour Law; Wage and Hour Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Mediation; Arbitration; Civil Litigation; Appellate Practice; Employment Law; Age Discrimination in Employment; Americans With Disabilities Act; Confidentiality Agreements; Covenants Not To Compete; Employee Drug Testing; Employment Arbitration; Employment Breach of Contract; Employment Claims; Employment Class Actions; Employment Disability Discrimination; Employment Litigation; Employment Mediation; Employment Rights; Employment Terminiation; Employment at Will; Equal Employment Opportunity Law; Executive Employment Law; Executive Severance Contracts; Executive Transfers; Family and Medical Leave Act; Federal Employment Law; Harassment; Minimum Wage Law; National Origin Discrimination; Noncompete Litigation; Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements; Prevailing Wage Litigation; Reductions in Force; Retaliatory Discharge; Security Clearances; Unfair Labor Practices; Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); WARN Act; Wage and Hour Class Actions; Whistleblower Litigation; Workplace Violence; Wrongful Termination.

Year Established: 1998

Our Public Interest Committee (PIC) oversees Outten & Golden's work on public interest employment-related cases on behalf of low-income clients who cannot afford a lawyer. O&G has co-counseled cases with the ACLU Women's Rights Project, the NYCLU Reproductive Rights Project, the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, the National Employment Lawyers Project, the Legal Aid Society of New York, MFY Legal Services, the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, South Brooklyn Legal Services, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the MinKwon Center for Community Action, Make the Road New York, and HIV Law Project, among other organizations.

We represent pro bono clients for free or on a contingency basis as appropriate.


•A group of workers who spent months after the 9/11 attacks cleaning offices, apartments and stores near Ground Zero but were not paid proper overtime wages.

•Four low-wage factory workers whose supervisor persistently sexually harassed them.

•A cleaning woman whose employer forced her to work increased hours and perform dangerous manual labor when she became pregnant, and ultimately fired her for going to a doctor appointment.

•A gay, HIV-positive administrative assistant who was fired after complaining about discrimination by his supervisor on the basis of his sexual orientation and perceived disability.

•A low-wage immigrant restaurant worker who was fired after falling at work and requiring surgery.

O&G has often collaborated with non-profit organizations to represent thousands of low-wage workers in class action cases for violations of their civil rights and/or their rights under federal and state wage and hour laws. Clients have included garment workers, restaurant kitchen workers, retail clerks, and delivery workers.

Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portugese, Chinese (Mandarin) and Malayo.

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