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At the Law Offices of Spencer C. Young, we provide legal guidance and vigorous representation for Oakland residents and employees in a wide array of areas. Our employment law services include work or job discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, unpaid overtime wages, negotiating severance pay, and more. As an Oakland employment law attorney, Spencer Young also advocates on behalf of employees in regards to reimbursement of expenses, unpaid expenses and severance matters. If you are considering a lawsuit against an employer, we will give your case the personal attention and dedication you deserve.

We understand the issues employees often face in the workplace today and the tension these issues can cause.  Perhaps you are the victim of sexual harassment by a superior or co-worker and are considering a sexual harassment lawsuit.  Maybe you have been discriminated or retaliated against because of your race, age, disability, or sexual orientation.  No matter what problems you face, we will thoroughly review your case in an effort to resolve the issue to your satisfaction and advantage.

Many employers look for ways to avoid paying overtime wages. If you have used your own automobile for work-related errands or traveled to attend a seminar or conference required by your employer, you may be entitled to reimbursement of expenses.  Your employer may change your status to an administrative employee so that he/she could pay you a salary and avoid paying overtime, even though you work in a capacity that should not be considered administrative.  We understand the stress and difficulties you face in a workplace environment.  We like obtaining severance pay for our clients when appropriate.

Whether you intend to file a lawsuit or are uncertain of how to proceed, Oakland workers and residents can rely on Spencer C. Young for outstanding results in cases involving sexual harassment, overtime wages/unpaid expenses, retaliation, wrongful termination, job discrimination, severance, and other work-related issues.  Contact our office today for the legal support and guidance you deserve.

Personal Injury Law

We also practice personal injury law and represent individuals, families and groups who have been injured by the unintentional and intentional acts of others. Car accidents and injuries on damaged or dangerous premises are examples of common personal injury cases we handle.  The wrongful death of a loved one can entitle you and your family to compensation.  Those who have been injured and are considering an injury lawsuit can rely on our firm to recover the damages they deserve, whether through litigation or negotiation with the insurance company.

Our experience has taught us that unrepresented persons rarely get a fair offer from insurance companies.  Insurance companies do not get massive advertising budgets for talking geckos by paying out fairly on claims.  We generally recommend that people refuse to give written or verbal statements to opposing party’s insurance agents until they have consulted with an attorney.  If you are currently getting poor results from talking to insurance adjusters on your own, we would be honored to take your negotiations to the next level.  Bad things happen to good people all the time.  Call us for a free consultation and let us help you restore balance in a world where the duty to “apologize” and “make amends” has been outsourced to insurance companies.