Discipline / Discharge

San Francisco Attorney Ellen Mendelson: Employment Law for
California Government Workers and Private Employees

Discipline, Discharge, and Severance

Do you have a dispute with your boss — and your boss is the government?

Have you been disciplined, discharged, laid off, or wrongfully terminated? Please contact me today for a free initial consultation.

I am Ellen Mendelson, a San Francisco lawyer, who represents state, federal, and local government employees, as well as private employees in all types of employment issues, including the following:

  • Discipline
  • Discharge
  • Wrongful termination
  • Severance agreements
  • Human resources matters
  • Administrative matters

I have more than 25 years of experience representing public and private employees in employment matters. I welcome the opportunity to help you, too.

Public employees have rights that private employees don't enjoy. I can help you exercise and protect your rights.

Representing Employees In Negotiations, Skelly Hearings And At Trial

Do you need an advocate to represent you at your Skelly hearing? Are you looking for a skilled negotiator to help you win the best possible severance agreement as an alternative to termination? Do you need a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney to take your case to state or federal court? I can help. Please contact me today.

I have successfully litigated cases through trial in state and federal courts in ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) and discrimination suits.

I have appeared before the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the California Public Employee Relations Board, the State Department of Industrial Relations (State Labor Commissioner), the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, the San Francisco Police Commission, the Federal Office of Personnel Management, the Merit System Protection board (MSPB), and the Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, and administrative boards for public and private retirement systems.

I am also a referral attorney for the San Francisco Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service.

In all of my cases, my goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you based on the facts, circumstances, available options, and law relevant to your situation.