For over twenty years, Greg Mayeda has been a tireless advocate for employees navigating challenges in the workplace. He is passionate about empowering employees in the legal process and has helped his clients recover millions of dollars.
Greg’s experience runs the gamut, from representing employees in class action discrimination lawsuits to providing strategic advice on difficult employment situations. He advises employees in the process of navigating Human Resources in cases of unfair disciplinary action and termination and negotiating better severance packages as well as employment agreements at the inception of employment. Greg has fought vigorously for employees needing reasonable accommodations for mental/physical disabilities and battling workplace sexual harassment. He also helps employees challenge overtime misclassifications, enabling them to recover unpaid wages.
Greg has special insight into the employer’s perspective in approaching personnel matters. As North American General Counsel to an international company, Greg has been involved in workplace investigations; the performance improvement process; employee discipline; termination; and severance negotiations. He brings this keen understanding with him to every case, further ensuring that SLF clients receive incisive counsel, strategically analyzing their cases from every angle.
Greg is a Bay Area native. He grew up in Oakland and graduated from UC Berkeley and Hastings College of the Law. He became interested in fighting discrimination at a young age after learning about the Internment Camps of World War II and how his Japanese American father and immigrant grandparents lost their business while interned and struggled to find gainful employment after the War.