Employment Law & Civil Rights
Tanya routinely mediates employment law and civil rights matters; cases which most often involve claims of discrimination based upon in an individual’s race, skin color, religion, marital status, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military status, among other things. Tanya also has extensive experience mediating (and litigating) cases arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age and Discrimination in Employment Act, HIPPA, the FFCRA and the Fair Labor Standards Act. While discriminatory practices can sometimes be direct and intentional, often they are not intentional. For example, when a business unknowingly implements a practice that disproportionately impacts a protected group. While practices of this sort may not be intentional, they are nevertheless still subject to applicable federal and state laws. Alternative dispute resolution is almost always the best option for these sensitive disputes.
Disputes implicating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other employment law are complex, highly involved, and oftentimes, very personal and emotional. Recognizing each party’s need to feel heard, Tanya focuses intently on listening and takes time to ensure that all parties are comfortable with the process. From there, Tanya works hard to help both sides navigate their emotions, listen to each other’s positions and finally move forward to reach a resolution that works for both parties. Tanya puts her years of experience as an employment attorney, litigator, and mediator to work daily for businesses and employees.