Ian Silvers has a substantial background in employment law and is fervent about protecting and fighting for the rights of employees. He represents employees in an array of cases including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour matters. Silvers is a member of Bisnar Chase’s Class Action Litigation Department that handles wage and hour class actions. He also tackles non-class action matters addressing sexual harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation and discrimination. Silvers has successfully briefed, argued, certified, and gained court settlement approval in class actions as well as settlement approval in Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) actions.
Silvers graduated from the University of California, San Diego, in June 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He obtained his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2006. Silvers was a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity.
When in law school, he interned at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center advising low-income employees under the supervision of other attorneys on employment matters including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unemployment and wage and hour.
It was here, Silvers says, that he got a taste of what it’s like to help “those who were truly not able to help themselves.”
“I could see that in employment law matters, there were so many employees who did not fully know their rights and as a result they were being taken advantage of by their employers,” he said. “However these employees are not always able to take action against the employers, often for financial reasons.”