We spend countless hours at our jobs. It is a relationship like unlike any other. When you are harassed, discriminated or retaliated against by an employer to whom you have been devoted and loyal, it can feel like a serious betrayal. Worse yet, when the workplace becomes unsafe due to harassment and discrimination, or your employer refuses to pay you the wages you have earned, it undermines the very reason you are at work in the first place: your ability to earn a livelihood.
Courtney is analytical and aggressive in her approach to litigation and confidential pre-litigation negotiations. Courtney represents employees in all aspects of employment-related litigation including individual discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases, as well as wage and hour and misclassification disputes.
Courtney also provides advice and counsel to employees about employment and severance agreements to ensure employees understand what they are signing and to protect employees from unreasonable and illegal provisions.
The decision to proceed with an employment matter is not a light undertaking and clients are often anxious about retaliation, their reputation and their standing in the community. With that in mind, Courtney handles all clients’ cases with the highest level of professionalism and sensitivity, and is committed to counseling clients through the myriad of decisions required in these types of cases.
Courtney has litigated employment cases before state and federal courts, arbitrators, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the California Department of Industrial Relations, including cases arising under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Dodd-Frank Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), California Constitution and California Labor Code on a variety of matters including: whistleblower retaliation, interference with statutory rights to family and medical leave, harassment and discrimination based on gender, disability, pregnancy, race, age, national origin, and sexual orientation, and various wage and hour violations. Courtney has also successfully represented classes of employees in wage and hour matters in both State and Federal Court.
If you believe that you may be experiencing or have experienced unlawful employment practices, or need assistance negotiating the terms of your employment, Courtney would like to talk to you.