Employment law is an important part
of the civil rights field.
Traditional power structures exclude too many and reward too few. The Law Office of Arcolina Panto is here to empower you to use available tools for the result you want. You do not have to tolerate unequal treatment. If you are an employee wondering what to do, know that you have rights and can learn to assert them yourself or with assistance of counsel. If you are a startup that does not ever want to conform to old HR standards, know that you can carve your own path and maintain legal compliance.
Employees at work navigate intricate social landscapes. Interpersonal relations are at the core of success and promotion at work. But most employers focus on the objective rather than subjective. And, many employees suffer micro aggressions or overt oppression that may run afoul of the law. The Law Office of Arcolina Panto offers personal coaching for confidential advice and guidance in using internal and external methods to improve work satisfaction.
The Law Office of Arcolina Panto offers workshops to both employers and employees. For employees, the bulk of the training is know-your-rights style. The know-your-rights workshops will show you how you can stand up for yourself and trigger legal protections. For employers, the employee workshops may be done internally, and one-on-one or boot camp style training is available for a recognized problem.
From initial pleadings to motions practice, trial, and appeal, the Law Office of Arcolina Panto handles all stages of litigation process. The best approach keeps the client’s aspirations central. At the same time, the judicial system does bend to meet client’s needs. Creative lawyering can accomplish goals and remain within budgetary means.
Employers deal with complicated questions every day. Startups need to push innovation while staying solidly within legal boundaries. Employment is highly regulated in California; to reap the most benefit from the booming tech economy, employers must maintain legal compliance. We support those who want to honor both the spirit and the letter of the law.
I’m so grateful to Arcolina Panto…I wanted a second opinion on my advice from my union. Had I listened to my union, I think I’d be in a worse position.J.C. of San Francisco
This [review] is based on her absolutely outstanding handling of an employment legal matter for our family. The final ruling for our case has not yet been issued, but as a client, I do feel that I have been very well served.Scott S. of San Jose
Ms. Panto is incredibly compassionate and intelligent. I would highly recommend her legal services.Elizabeth K. of San Francisco
Employees | When does sexism become actionable?
- How much do you have to accept?
What can you do when you’ve decided you can’t take it?
What are your options when you won’t let it happen on your watch?
- Many of us knowingly deal with micro-aggressions on a daily basis, and it isn’t always easy to link them to sex. When subordinate female employees cut each other off to get the attention of a male supervisor, that is the effect of pervasive sexism. When a male supervisor interferes with your ability to do your work by excluding you from meetings or preventing you from accessing the tools you need to be successful, that could be actionable sexual discrimination. Where is the line?
This workshop will provide you with the knowledge you need to use statutory protections and advance equality in the workplace. Learn how to protect yourself and others. Together, we will bring the law to life and make change.
Employers | Encourage legal compliance without being a buzzkill.
- Is the question, how much can you get away with or why are you trying to get away with something?
If you have a sense that something isn’t right, it probably isn’t.
You don’t have to retreat from jocular environments where profanity and casual banter about drug use is common.
- You do have to think about what would happen if your employee having had a few drinks at work gets into an accident on the way home. This workshop will provide straight forward advice on how to handle the unique challenges tech companies face. You don’t have to keep it clean to keep it legal, but you do need to recognize risks and address them without delay. Learn tactics and techniques to effectuate subtle shifts that will increase everyone’s ability to succeed.
Purton v Marriott (2013) 218 Cal.App.4th 499
series | Know your rights
Arcolina was amazing helping me deal with [a] wrongful termination case.Alan R. of San Leandro
She was always responsive, accessible, and clear on the issues of my case and how the law can and cannot support a just resolution. She is astute and knowledgeable about the law and its intricacies… Always patient with me as I attempted to understand what was going on and always responsive to my many, and sometimes repetitive, questions about its status and any proceedings. When I had to make decisions, Arcolina provided me with options and counseled me on their possible outcomes. She also always gave consideration to cost-effectiveness given my very limited budget.D.A. of Oakland