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Our employment law attorney Jean B. Savaree is experienced in providing sound advice and legal services to public and private employers.  She has represented both public and private employers in litigation claims related to:

  • Sex, race, age and disability discrimination
  • Sexual harassment and retaliation claims 
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Breach-of-contract claims

Jean responds daily to questions and concerns from her public and private employer clients regarding: 

  • Hiring and discharge issues
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Violence prevention
  • Wage/hour issues
  • Disability issues
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment contracts
  • Separation agreements
  • Compensation packages
  • Personnel policies and procedures
  • Employee discipline and discharge
  • Employee leave issues related to the Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act
  • Laws unique to public employers in the State of California including the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act and the Peace Officers Bill of Rights

Jean is often retained by both public and private employers to conduct investigations into complaints of harassment, discrimination or retaliation filed by employees.  She has represented employees in administrative proceedings with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Labor Commission and the Public Employee Relations Board.  Jean has also served as an expert witness in state and federal court litigation testifying about the adequacy of practices utilized by employers in responding to complaints of harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  Finally, Jean conducts training programs for both public and private clients focusing on:

  • Employee handbooks
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Workplace violence prevention
  • Employee discipline
  • Employee performance evaluations
  • Required employee leave programs and reasonable accommodation issues

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