Charles L. Thompson, IV

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Charles L. Thompson IV counsels and defends employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, and other employment-related matters.  These areas include trade secrets and unfair competition, California and federal leaves of absence, ADA compliance, and wage and hour compliance.

Charles also represents employers in traditional labor law matters. He advises and represents employers in collective bargaining. He also represents employers in matters before the National Labor Relations Board, including in unfair labor practice and representation hearings. In addition, he represents employers in discharge and contract interpretation arbitrations.

He creates and provides workplace training programs to California employers on sexual harassment, workplace violence, corrective action and discipline, workplace investigations, managing the borderline employee, and avoiding wrongful termination claims.

Charles was a judicial clerk for The Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He has been a faculty member of San Francisco Law School, where he taught constitutional law and employment discrimination law.

Charles also has served as President of and outside counsel to Mission Neighborhood Centers, a non-profit organization providing social services to the Mission District in San Francisco, California.  In addition, he has served as First Vice President, Secretary and outside counsel to the NAMES Project Foundation, sponsor of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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  • American Bar Association (Employment and Litigation Sections)
  • San Francisco Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Section)
  • Northern California Human Resources Association Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco (“BOMA”)


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