• Employment


    When you are facing challenges at work, you need a trusted partner who can educate you on your rights and empower you in the legal process.

    Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation

    You have a right to be free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace because of your membership in a protected class under state and federal law. In California, you are protected from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation because of your:

    • Ancestry, National Origin, Race, or Color
    • Sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding)
    • Gender, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression 
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Mental or Physical Disability including HIV and AIDS
    • Medical Condition including cancer or genetic characteristics
    • Age, if you are 40 or older
    • Genetic Information
    • Religious Creed (including religious dress and grooming practices)
    • Need to use Family and Medical Care Leave
    • Marital Status
    • Military and Veteran Status
    In California, you have just one year from the last date of discrimination to make a claim, and under federal law, you have just 180 days - so act quickly to protect your rights.

    Please contact us if you believe your rights have been violated at work for a free case evaluation.


    California employees are protected from retaliation in California under Labor Code section 1102.5 if you disclose information that you reasonably believe to be a violation of a state or federal law; or a violation/noncompliance with a local, state or federal rule or regulation; or which you believe to be a danger to employee’s safety or health or unsafe working conditions or practices in place of employment to:

    • A government or law enforcement agency
    • A person with authority over you as an employee, or to another employee with authority to investigate, discover, or correct the violation or noncompliance
    • Or if you provide information to or testify before a public body conducting an investigation, hearing or inquiry.

    Employees are also protected from retaliation for refusing to participate in an activity that would result in a violation of a state or federal statute; or a violation of or noncompliance with a local, state or federal rule or regulation. Whistleblowers are protected even if it is part of the employee’s job duties to disclose this information.

    Please contact us if you believe your rights have been violated at work for a free case evaluation.

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  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights

    If you are a victim of police misconduct, abuse, or brutality, you need someone at your side to help you navigate a system stacked against you. Both state and federal law protect citizens from police abuse and violence. It is critical that you contact a lawyer immediately if you have been the victim of police misconduct. Not only can the results of criminal charges stemming from the misconduct impact your case, but under Government Code section 910, et seq. you have just six months to file a “tort claim” giving notice to the public entity you are suing.

    You are protected from, assault, battery, sexual assault, false arrest, false imprisonment, and negligence at the hands of the police. Under California’s Bane Act, the police may not interfere with your federal or state constitutional rights by threats, intimidation, or coercion. You are also protected from the deprivation of any “rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws” under Federal Law 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

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  • Sexual Assault

    Sexual Assault

    Jacobsen White Law specializes in providing compassionate and thoughtful care to victims of sexual assault. We have experience handling a wide range of sexual assault cases from harassment and assault in the workplace, to dealing with child victims of sexual assault at school. We respect your privacy, understand the devastating effect a sexual assault can have on your life, and we are passionate about providing empowerment and understanding throughout the legal process.

    If you are a victim of a sexual assault, please contact us for a free consultation.

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  • Personal Injury

    Personal Injury

    When you are injured, you need someone who can help you navigate the legal system so you can focus on your health. We handle all aspect of personal injury litigation including injuries resulting from:

    • Wrongful death
    • Motor vehicle accidents
    • Motorcycle accidents
    • Slip or trip and falls
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Product Liability

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  • Consulting


    Jacobsen White Law provides hourly consultation on a wide range of employment issues including breach of contract matters, executive compensation packages, non-compete, and severance agreements.

    For more information please contact us.

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Oakland, CA 94612

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