Practice Area Overview

San Diego Employment Law Attorney

The Law Office of David P. Strauss focuses on representing employees in employment law cases. We also represent employees in legal malpractice cases involving inadequate representation in employment law matters. You — the employee — are our number-one concern.

If you believe you have been treated wrongly by your employer, contact our San Diego law office to schedule a consultation with attorney David P. Strauss.


Are you being treated differently in the workplace because of your age, race, sex, religion, ethnicity, disability or pregnancy? Do you believe there has been bias in hiring, promoting, pay structure, or layoffs of employees? If so, your treatment may be unlawful and you may have a claim.


Harassment in the workplace can take many forms, from inappropriate sexual comments in a hostile work environment to threats or assault. If you are suffering sexual harassment, racial harassment or other harassment in your workplace, or if you were fired after having been a victim of sexual harassment, The Law Office of David P. Strauss can help.

Wage and Hour Violations/Employee Misclassification

Requiring employees to work more time without additional pay is one of the most common wage and hour violations. Whether it results from not giving an employee meal breaks or misclassifying an employee as exempt from overtime pay, it is illegal. If you believe that you are having a problem with pay and hour disputes, contact our office. We represent:

  • Hourly employees denied breaks or told to work off the clock
  • First-level managers improperly classified as exempt
  • Technology employees wrongly classified as exempt
  • Sales people who have been improperly paid

Wrongful Termination

Although employers can hire and fire at will, they cannot fire people for reporting illegal employer behavior to the government or for seeking to protect themselves from harassment, discrimination or other illegal employment situations. That is wrongful termination and you can seek legal action.

In addition to employment law, we handle cases involving:

  • Qui Tam/Whistleblower Claims: A qui tam plaintiff (often an employee, but not necessarily) is someone who reports fraud against the U.S. government or violations of safety codes or other laws by a company or individual. We represent whistleblowers who expose illegal practices.
  • Legal Malpractice: If you tried to take legal action on an employment law matter and your lawyer mishandled your case, you may have a legal malpractice case. Attorney Strauss will review your file and advise you of your options.

Read some of our frequently asked questions about employment law today.

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