Employment Attorney for Broadcom Corporation Employees

Broadcom Corporation Employment Violations – Dedicated Plaintiff-Side Employment Attorneys

Headquartered in California, Broadcom Corporation is one of the largest semiconductor companies in the world.  It has around 20,000 employees and boasts revenues of approximately $22 Billion.  Although its core values include honesty, integrity, and sincerity, Broadcom faces similar employment discrimination issues as other technology companies in California.  In recent years, we have reviewed public reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against applicants in its hiring practices and current employees.  The federal agency Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) published that its equal employment opportunity laws prohibit punishing job applicants who assert their rights to be free from such discrimination or employees who wish to exercise their rights to serve as witnesses to EEOC charges, complaints, investigations, or lawsuits.  California’s version of such agency is the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”).  The DFEH enforces the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to protect employees from wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Over the last several years, we have noticed an uptick in the number of employment discrimination lawsuits against California-based technology companies.  Since we are involved in representing litigants in settlements and litigation, we stay current of other cases and attend conferences that include discussions of current age discrimination, Fair Pay and Equal Pay Act violations, Unfair Competition Law violations, hiring discrimination, sexual harassment, gender and sex discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and other sexual misconduct.

If you are a former or current employee at Broadcom or know someone who is and has been negatively affected, please be aware that settlements are private but nonetheless aim to hold the company accountable for bias, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and intimidation.  We continually receive reports of rampant hostile work environment and unlawful wage disparity at California businesses.  You are not alone.  On our website, we provide vast educational data for your reference.

Are Employers Prohibited from Asking about Salary History Inquiry?

Unlike California law, federal law does not prohibit employers from screening applicants based on their previous wages or salary histories, requesting an applicant’s wage or salary history from that individual’s current or former employer, or conditioning employment on applicants providing their salary history information.

However, California prohibits private and public employers and their agents from seeking applicant salary history information or relying on that information in determining whether to hire an outside applicant or at what salary. Employers may consider or rely on voluntarily disclosed salary history information and may inquire about the applicant’s expected salary in determining the applicant’s salary. On request after the applicant has completed an initial interview, employers must provide applicants with the pay scale (a salary or hourly wage range) for the position.

Effective July 1, 2018, San Francisco has a Parity in Pay Ordinance, which prohibits employers from asking about an applicant’s current or past salary or considering that information in determining whether to hire the applicant or at what salary.  There are also numerous local city or county ordinances in California that impose duties on employers. These may include:

  • Higher minimum wages.
  • Different sick leave requirements.
  • Additional discrimination protections.
  • Mandatory commuter or other benefits.

In general, local ordinances are enforced by the local government and not by individual employees. However, employers at times lag constantly shifting patchwork of laws and requirements throughout the state.  This is no excuse.

Stephen Danz and Associates’ affiliated employment attorneys handle cases solely on behalf of local employees who have experienced labor law violations such as discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, unequal pay, and retaliation.  Our experienced and dedicated attorneys understand the client needs to protect his or her rights and income as well as the ability to continue to work.  When you trust us with your case, we represent you and your interests with confidence and transparency.  Our reputation speaks for itself as we tirelessly work to represent your employment interests so that your professional and financial futures are protected.

We devote our practice to fighting for workers’ rights.  Employment law in California is a specialized area and cases are hard-fought.  Therefore, having one of the largest employee-side law firms on your side is critical.  If you are in California and searching for attorneys that are both experienced and aggressive, look no further and contact one of our offices.  When encountering discrimination, wrongful termination, or retaliation in the workplace, many California employees have turned to our attorneys for guidance.  In turn, we represent employees throughout California in their fight against employers that have taken advantage of their upper hand.  Our attorneys cover cities in Northern California and Southern California as the State’s courts are as specialized and diverse as the State’s landscape.