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The Law Offices of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angela Alioto P.L.C. is a San Francsico, California based law firm that handles cases throughout California and Nationwide.

Our firm’s one mission is to deliver justice to our clients.  We represent individuals in the following practice areas:

Additionally, we represent individuals in cases of

More information on each of these areas of practice can be found below and on the Practice Area specific pages of this website.


Employment Law

California and federal law regulate the way employers treat employees
in the workplace.  California employment law and federal
law each provide employees with various legal rights.   Examples of types of employment law violations include discrimination in the workplace, harassment at work, retaliation in the workplace & wrongful termination.   See below for more information & links to related information on these case types.



Discrimination in the workplace is illegal according to both
California and Federal laws.   Types of discrimination include:

Wrongful Termination/ Wrongful Discipline

Employers cannot  terminate employees or discipline them unfairly under certain conditions.   These conditions include:

  • Whistleblower termination
  • Termination for refusal to perform an illegal act


Retaliation refers to a prohibited employment action (e.g.,
termination or discipline) taken
against an employee as punishment for his or her participation in a
legally protected activity. These legally protected activities inclue:

  • filing a discrimination lawsuit
  • joining a collective action class action
  • giving testimony in a discrimination suit

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment describes an unwelcome sexual advance by an
employer or supervisor that represents a threat to the employee’s
employment or becomes a condition of continued employment.  Such harassment can be classified as a “hostile work
environment” when the presence of demeaning or sexual photographs, threats, jokes, or overall atmosphere is so pervasive as to create an
intimidating and offensive work environment.