Our Employment Law Practice
Rukin Hyland is one of the leading employment law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our attorneys represent clients in a wide range of employment law cases, including claims for job discrimination, sexual harassment, disability accommodation, privacy rights, family and medical leave, whistleblower retaliation, and breach of employment contracts. We also advise employees on employment agreements, proprietary information/non-disclosure agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and severance packages.
A large part of our practice is representing employees in class actions and collective actions challenging unlawful pay practices, including wage and hour violations. Our recent class action litigation docket has included cases against major corporations such as Google, Bank of the West, T-Mobile, and Halliburton.
Our attorneys have deep and varied experiences litigating employment law claims on behalf of individual and corporate clients. The quality of the work performed by the attorneys at Rukin Hyland is reflected in the settlements and awards they have obtained for clients and the honors they have received from their peers. The firm is AV rated for legal ability and ethics within the Martindale Hubbell peer review rating system.* Peter Rukin, John Hyland, and Stephanie Doria Wiley have all been named by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine as three of the top employment attorneys in California. Only five percent of the lawyers in California are named by Super Lawyers.
In addition to our firm’s counseling and representation work, our lawyers frequently contribute their experience and specialized knowledge as panelists at employment law conferences and publish articles on employment law matters in legal journals and other publications.
Our Approach to Achieving a Successful Result
Our firm’s approach begins with defining the client’s interests and together mapping a strategy for a successful outcome. We understand that success for the client may mean more than winning the next motion. A successful litigation strategy demands careful consideration of the client’s goals and the likely cost (both financial and simply personal) of obtaining the desired result.
When possible, we seek to favorably resolve employment disputes through negotiation and the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and arbitration. However, when a case cannot be amicably resolved, we vigorously represent our clients in litigation.