Galen Shimoda, founding partner of Shimoda & Rodriguez Law, PC, seeks to expand his firm’s employment law services to the Beehive State.
Shimoda began his law career working for large corporations on wage and hour matters. Sensing a need to represent the unrepresented, Shimoda decided to switch sides and help employees wronged by their employers, becoming a labor law attorney near Sacramento, Calif., 15 years ago.
Utah is experiencing a large number of companies and people moving into the State. More expertise is required to handle the number of employees and potential violations of law that occurs. Our firm brings experience and knowledge to this State.– Galen Shimoda.
Wrongful termination lawyer Shimoda sees that same need in Utah. The firm opened an office outside Salt Lake City in Holladay, Utah, offering legal counsel for all employment law cases but emphasizing in wage and hour violations and discrimination in the workplace.
Employment law, Utah Antidiscrimination Act, prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions.
However, the number of race and color discrimination complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from Utah workers rose nearly 104 percent between 2009 and 2018, according to EEOC Enforcement & Litigation Statistics data.
Utah ranked in the top five for the most complaints regarding age discrimination, color and race discrimination, national origin discrimination, and sex discrimination.
Employment Law Experience at Shimoda & Rodriguez Law, PC
The bulk of Shimoda’s practice involves prosecuting class and private attorney general wage and hour claims for overtime, meal period violations, unpaid commissions and bonuses, minimum wage, and reimbursement.
For the past 15 years, Shimoda and his firm have collected millions of dollars for workers. He also has experience with disability/race/gender discrimination (and accommodation), sexual harassment, leave law, privacy rights, wrongful termination, and whistleblowing cases.
The new Utah office is located at 1414 E. Murray Holladay Road, Holladay, UT 84117.