Jason Erlich made me feel like I was in the right place right away. I would recommend him to anyone.
- Susan W., Pacifica
I will listen carefully to your story so I can fight to vindicate your rights
Jason produces consistent results for his clients because he takes the time to listen, understand each situation, and assess every case in light of an individual client’s goals. Jason will never use a pre-planned, one-size-fits-all approach to your case. He knows it is his obligation to serve his clients’ best interests and work toward their personal goals on a case-by-case basis. If your employer has treated you illegally, Jason will fight to obtain the resolution you deserve.
Jason is a San Francisco based employment law attorney who devotes his practice to counseling employees who have been treated illegally at work. He represents employees in workplace disputes, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages, wage and hour violations, disability discrimination and accommodation, and family medical leave violations. Jason never takes cases defending employers or corporations.
Jason chose to dedicate his career to employees because he understands that people’s jobs are often a fundamental part of their lives. When someone loses a job through discrimination, retaliation, or other illegal treatment, lives and families can be disrupted or uprooted. As an attorney, Jason is able to help return the balance of power to employees.
Many employees feel helpless and powerless in the workplace, and helping them vindicate their rights is the right thing to do.
The challenges of employment law also drive Jason’s interest in the field. The laws that govern the workplace are constantly changing. Sometimes lawmakers step up and create legislation that protects workers. In other cases, individuals and groups that confront powerful employers force courts to reinterpret the rules and offer employees additional protections. Jason draws energy and motivation from keeping up with the changes and using his knowledge to serve employees.
Many people come to McCormack and Erlich because workplace mistreatment has made them feel lost and vulnerable. Jason helps his clients regain a sense of control. He is particularly gratified when he is able to successfully represent disabled individuals, employees who are not accommodated in the workplace, and those who have lost their jobs because of retaliation or whistleblowing.
My parents were heavily involved in community organizing. Seeing neighbors and friends’ parents struggle in the workplace gave me a sense of purpose that I wanted to help others.
Jason grew up in Oakland, and has lived in the Bay Area for much of his life. His time as a child and young adult in a mostly working class community gave him insight into the difficulties and discrimination people can face in the workplace. Jason learned from the experiences of neighbors and friends that good people who work honestly for their employers can still be taken advantage of. He developed a desire to help people facing unjust situations.
Jason volunteers at the non-profit Legal Aid at Work -Workers Rights Clinic, where he works with individuals on a variety of employment law matters. He helps low income tenants facing evictions with the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center, and he takes on pro bono cases with the federal court’s legal assistance project.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994, Jason attended Hastings College of the Law. He graduated from Hastings in 1999 and was admitted to the California Bar later that year. While Jason’s background helped push him toward employment law, he was also inspired by the stories of great civil rights lawyers, like Thurgood Marshall, who have fought discrimination throughout history.
I am very sympathetic and empathetic to my client’s problems. I listen carefully and try to find the best results.
Outside of his practice, Jason finds inspiration in travel and nature. He enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, camping, traveling and outdoor activities. He has had the good fortune to explore places throughout the Middle East, South East Asia, Central America, Europe, and the South Pacific. Jason enjoys facing new challenges and learning about new environments.
Before becoming an attorney, Jason worked as a union organizer to bring together public-sector employees and ensure their rights were protected. This work propelled Jason in his career and toward the work he does today with McCormack and Erlich.
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