Jennifer is a prolific litigator with an extensive background in suits involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as disciplinary and due process issues, and other employment law topics. In addition to her work as a litigator, Jennifer has successfully represented clients in arbitrations and in administrative appeal hearings.
Jennifer has considerable experience with law enforcement issues, including the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act, and defending law enforcement agencies in such areas as officer discipline, Section 1983 claims and Pitchess Motion hearings.
Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore's Los Angeles office, Jennifer practiced employment, business and general civil litigation. She has experience with managing cases from inception through trial and has served as lead counsel in both Superior and Federal Court cases.
The Court found that HACLA was entitled to summary judgment, because Plaintiffs had not exhausted their administrative remedies. In addition, the court found that Plaintiffs were unable to demonstrate that they engaged in protected activity or show a causal link between their complaints to HACLA and any adverse action taken against them by HACLA.
Finally, the Court found that it was undisputed that the pest control operators were added to the list of positions, which were proposed for elimination because they were not essential to the daily operations of HACLA, and it would be more cost effective to contract out for those services. The Court found that these were legitimate, non-retaliatory reasons for Plaintiffs' layoffs.