Based in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the team of attorneys at Olivier Schreiber & Chao represents individuals and classes throughout California and nationally in employment, civil rights, and consumer protection matters. If you believe your rights have been violated by a business or employer, or if you have lost money from a company’s wrongful conduct, the lawyers at Olivier Schreiber & Chao are committed to helping you get justice.
Katharine Chao is my Hero! Not only did she take on a global world power, the compensation this warrior got for me far exceeded my wildest expectations. Kathy’s knowledge of my grievances was exceptional. She did her homework, was very thorough and explained to me the best strategy to follow and how to achieve our mission. I felt very comfortable and in good hands with her. Kathy also has a great sense of humor. She talked with me like a fellow worker, no condescending lawyer-gobbledygook. I wouldn't hesitate a second to seek counsel from her and OSC again.
As a former client of Kathy’s, there are three reasons why I would highly recommend her. First and foremost is her ethics. Even though my case spanned a couple of years, Kathy never pressured me into any course of action and instead, displayed patience and unwavering support. Second, having worked with Kathy over the years, I can confidently say that she is compassionate and cares about her clients’ wellbeing. She truly exemplifies what it means to be a world-class professional advisor. Finally, she is a fierce advocate for justice. Specifically, she pursued multiple legal avenues to redress the issues at hand. I was always confident that no stone was being left unturned in the work to hold people accountable for their actions. She didn’t engage my case to fold a strong hand. She engaged to win.
I was part of a collective action against a “big ride share” company; OSC successfully settled a case on my behalf in 2020. I even continued working throughout the entire process and kept my job! The people at OSC are so thorough and caring and they treated me with kindness. My questions were always answered, and my calls were taken or immediately returned. They made the intimidating legal process easier than I could have imagined and were there for me every step of the way. Thank you OSC, with special thanks to Kathy Chao. Hopefully, I won't need any legal services again but if I do, I know I have a law firm I can trust (yay), rely on, and refer to friends, family or colleagues.
Monique took on a complicated medical malpractice appeal for my clients after we obtained a jury verdict. Not only was she successful in upholding the verdict, but it became a published decision that helped define the landscape of California law. For her efforts she was recognized by California Lawyer Magazine as an "Attorney of the Year" for medical malpractice! When I have an appellate issue, Monique is my first choice!!
Both Christian and Katharine are terrific people as well as knowledgeable and trustworthy attorneys. They work hand-in-hand with their clients, developing case strategies collaboratively and responding swiftly to any concerns that arise. If you need legal representation, choose OSC!
Hiring Monique Olivier to handle the appeal of a trial I won was easily one of the best decisions I have made in my entire legal career. In addition to being incredibly smart, Monique’s skills and preparation were impeccable. She gave me a tremendous amount of confidence, and did an incredible job in every aspect of our appeal. My clients and I will always be grateful for Monique's superior work, and I strongly recommend her as an appellate lawyer.
Christian and his team looked out for my best interests. They had my back and were professional and unrelenting in achieving fairness for me.
Christian Schreiber was very supportive, considerate, and understanding of my situation. Super hardworking, it felt as if he was always working on my case, and always kept me in the loop. I truly appreciated that. He was always available and was super quick to answer any questions or concerns I had. He has a true passion for this job and I will highly recommend him.
I needed counsel ready to interact with a delinquent, low integrity, and untrustworthy employer. I also needed clear guidance on the path ahead. OSC was instrumental in driving the clarity I needed while being both comforting and "no nonsense." Deeply satisfied with my representation, I have recommended OSC numerous times to others in need of employment labor counsel.
Monique Olivier came highly recommended to me by a dear friend. After one meeting, it was clear to me that she was the direct, wise, and earnest attorney that I needed to back me. Monique was accessible and patient with me, particularly with the emotional aspects of my situation, and was able to provide clear and honest counsel. In the end, we were a successful team. I will forever be grateful for her support and advocacy. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Katharine Chao supported me with some employment termination issues through a consult session. She listened attentively to my account of events and elicited supporting information before offering her sound legal opinions and advice. I felt reassured about the terms of my separation. I have high regard for Katharine Chao and would return to her for future employment legal matters.
Katharine Chao is a top-notch attorney that will go the distance for her clients. She came highly recommended to me and delivered on all fronts. Her work ethic, integrity, professionalism, and thoughtful approach are some of her strongest attributes. Her commitment to her clients is unparalleled with accessibility that I generally have not experienced with other attorneys. I highly recommend Katharine Chao for your employment law needs.
Christian is an extremely knowledgeable class action attorney. He's very passionate about protecting employees' rights and helping others. In sum, an outstanding lawyer and a very kind person. I can't recommend him enough.
Obtained judgment for unpaid wages on behalf of class of 2,000 flight attendants.
Settled a fair housing dispute on behalf of a disabled adult who alleged he had been denied housing due to his disability.
Obtained jury verdict on behalf of workers in the property preservation industry who had been misclassified as independent contractors.
Settled an $18.4 million class action brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) on behalf of a class of individuals with expunged criminal records.
In 2017, the California legislature started moving toward the ultimate goal of having a $15 per hour minimum wage statewide. However, to reduce the impact on businesses, the state decided to take a stair-step approach and increase the minimum wage by $1.00 per hour each year until it hit $15. [...]
OSC is hiring! We are looking for a smart and motivated associate attorney with at least two years’ litigation experience to join our team. See the full job posting here.
Alejandra Ramirez, an elementary school counselor in Merced filed a lawsuit against her former principal for allegedly sexually harassing her with “stalker-like behavior.” Read more about this case represented by Olivier Schreiber & Chao HERE. Fresno Bee article: Merced City Schools ‘failed’ counselor after sexual harassment complaints, residents say [...]
Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP (“OSC”) is pleased to welcome Rachel Bien, a leading class action employment litigator, as a Partner. Bien will be based in Los Angeles and will lead OSC’s southern California employment practice. Bien comes to OSC after almost 15 years at Outten & Golden LLP, a [...]
OSC filed a complaint this week on behalf of a terminated, female employee of Yolo County’s Public Works Division. The complaint alleges OSC’s client was wrongfully terminated and retaliated against after enduring months of sexual harassment from her male supervisor and coworkers, and after she took time off to care [...]
OSC represents an employee in a class action against Burlington Coat Factory. The plaintiff alleges that Burlington bullied her and hundreds of other Burlington workers into illegally agreeing to take on debts for ordinary retail mistakes. After the trial court denied Burlington’s anti-SLAPP motion, Burlington appealed the decision. The First [...]
On October 9, 2020, OSC Partner Katharine Chao will be appearing as a guest panelist at the 33rd Annual California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) Conference. Discussing the latest developments in wage & hour and employment law, Ms. Chao will be joined by attorneys Jennifer Liu, Menaka Fernando, and Rory Quintana.
Monique Olivier represented several employees of the U.S. Census Bureau in their quest to report irregularities they witnessed regarding the data collection for the Census, which they feared was leading to potential inaccuracies. Ms. Olivier represented their interests as both witnesses in litigation and as whistleblowers providing information to the [...]
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