ADDRESSING THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Employees

Sarah represents individuals in relation to their discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. She assists employees negotiating their exits from their employers. She is a tough and conscientious advocate for her clients and believes seeing both sides makes her a better advocate.

  • Equal Pay

  • Discrimination

  • Harassment

  • Whistleblower

  • Wage and Hour

  • Family Leave Rights

Notable Cases

  • Six-figure resolution for director of advertising company alleging age claims.

  • Six-figure resolution for VP & GM of retailer alleging whistleblower, retaliation and gender discrimination claims.

  • Seven-figure resolution for partner of law firm alleging gender discrimination, retaliation and equal pay claims.

  • Seven-figure resolution for VP of insurance company alleging gender discrimination.

  • Negotiated equity partnership for non-equity partner in law firm.

Testimonials

“After a surprise layoff, Sarah Nichols secured three times the severance package that I would have obtained on my own. She communicated with me every step of the way and her pricing is fair and transparent. I highly, highly recommend Sarah Nichols.”

— Director alleging age claims

“Sarah did a great job representing me in my termination case. I doubt the outcome for me could’ve happened with a different attorney (and I interviewed several attorneys prior to going with Sarah). She is thorough, transparent, and professionally objective. She expertly navigated the in-house counsel team and was a constant advocate for my case. Her honesty and empathy made the difficult decisions easier to work through and was responsive when I needed to review or better understand case matters. I highly recommend!”

— Manager alleging race discrimination

Sarah was my attorney for a case of wrongful termination in my former company and she helped me achieve a very satisfactory settlement. When I first talked to Sarah, I was not sure about my case due to the emotional stress I had just gone through. She quickly reinstalled my confidence in myself and my case through her clear thinking and analysis, and her extensive experience in this field.”

— Negotiated exit for VP & GM alleging whistleblower, retaliation & gender discrimination claims

“She has the unique combination of being an attorney who is tough in negotiating on behalf of her clients, but at the same time an empathetic counselor who really seeks to understand her clients’ objectives and emotional state. Sarah is persistent and always try to think of different ways to achieve progress when the opponent is unresponsive and the case is stalling. She is very responsive to my questions so that I always had a good sense of progress and next steps.”

— Negotiated exit for VP & GM alleging whistleblower, retaliation & gender discrimination claims

I would definitely recommend Sarah to anyone who is facing an employment and labor case. Sarah has made this process so much easier in one of the most difficult times of my life. When you work with her, you feel relaxed because you trust her with your best interest in mind, and you can then focus on building your case together. In addition to the settlement, I have finally achieved closure, thanks to her sense of integrity, judgement and advice.

— Negotiated exit for VP & GM alleging whistleblower, retaliation & gender discrimination claims

Employers

The attorneys of Nichols law have successfully guided hundreds of organizations from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies in the defense of both individual and class action claims.

  • Employment Law

  • Workplace Audits

  • Executive Compensation

  • Workplace Investigations

  • Human Resources

  • Wage & Hour Litigation

Testimonials

Sarah has been a valuable asset and has gracefully managed complex employment litigation matters and constantly provided proactive, strategic counsel while we navigated an aggressive growth curve in the California market. Sarah’s deep knowledge of employment law and keen business sense truly set her apart, and I look forward to working with her for years to come.

— EVP and GC

Sarah is a top notch lawyer, and was a tremendous resource for me. I could always count on Sarah for prompt and informed responses to all of our questions-Sarah typically responded to our requests same day, and her advice was always spot on from both the legal and practical perspectives. Sarah also performed efficiently and on budget, and was generous with her network helpful to us in navigating various labor issues nationwide. Because of her efficiency, expertise, responsiveness, and understanding of our business concerns, Sarah was my go-to for all labor law issues. I have and will continue to wholeheartedly recommend Sarah to colleagues and friends.

— Corporate Counsel

An expert in employment law, Sarah is always courteous, thorough, detailed, efficient and proactive in helping us with our questions and concerns. I would highly recommend her to any organization looking for expert legal counsel in the complex and ever-changing field of employment law.

— Senior Director of Human Resources

Coaching & Training

Nichols Law provides training and coaching to both employees and employers.

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

  • Diversity & Inclusion Training
  • Implicit Bias Training
  • Executive Coaching & Negotiating

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(415) 504-3095

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350 Rhode Island St., Ste 240
San Francisco, CA 94103

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