Sarah R. Lustig

Sarah R. Lustig Associate

Based in the Los Angeles office, Sarah advises and represents Liebert Cassidy Whitmore clients in all matters pertaining to labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, leaves of absence, privacy, workplace violence, wage and hour issues, labor and management relations, discipline and termination. An experienced litigator, Sarah has successfully defended public and private employers at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels.  Sarah has advised clients on access and accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Unruh Civil Rights Act, the Disabled Persons Act and the Fair Housing Act.  Additionally, Sarah has advised educational institutions regarding all aspects of labor and employment law.  Prior to joining LCW, Sarah represented public entity clients in a San Diego-based law firm. 

Sarah has drafted and revised numerous handbooks and a wide variety of workplace policies.  Additionally, she has conducted frequent sexual harassment prevention trainings and drug and alcohol-free workplace trainings.

Sarah received her B.S., from the University of California, Davis; her M.S., from San Diego State University; and her J.D., from the University of California, Davis School of Law.

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • MS, San Diego State University

  • BS, University of California, Davis

LITIGATION

Lee v. City of Montebello (2016) - Summary judgment obtained in this first amendment retaliation and Section 1983 due process case.

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • MS, San Diego State University

  • BS, University of California, Davis

California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA)

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • MS, San Diego State University

  • BS, University of California, Davis

Apr 11, 2019

Smell the Bouquet of Legal Issues

A recent case is a good reminder to employers that scent and chemical sensitivities can indeed be considered a disability subject to the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).  John Barrie (Barrie) suffers from allergic sensitivities and reactions to multiple chemicals.  He informed his supervisor of his disability when he was hired by the California Department of Transportation in 2005 (DOT).  The DOT informally accommodated his disability during the first five years of his employment.  After Barrie started reporting to a new supervisor in 2010, he began finding chemicals in his office.  

Jan 28, 2019

The Thin Blue Line

Scott Tiedemann and Sarah Lustig authored an article for the Daily Journal on Senate Bill 1421 which took effect Jan. 1, 2019. 

Education

  • JD, University of California, Davis School of Law

  • MS, San Diego State University

  • BS, University of California, Davis

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