Sarah defends business management in claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, ERISA, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). She counsels clients on the broad range of issues arising under these statutes, including workplace harassment, accommodation of disabilities, collection and use of employee genetic information, wage and hour compliance, and family and medical leave requirements.
Sarah also counsels management in negotiating and preparing employment-related contracts, including non-competition agreements and executive severance agreements; counsels clients regarding employment-related privacy law; and defends clients against state law claims arising from the employment relationship, including claims for wrongful discharge, tortious interference with contract or other business relations, and defamation based on performance evaluations and job references.
In addition, Sarah counsels management on a variety of traditional labor issues, including pre-campaign advice, conduct during organizing campaigns and elections, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice issues, and grievance arbitrations. She also provides advice and effective strategies to employers responding to non-traditional union organizing activity, including Corporate Campaigns.
After earning her law degree from the University of Virginia, Sarah served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Marvin H. Shoob, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.