About Bernadette

Employment Law Counsel

With more than 35 years as an employment attorney, Bernadette provides sage advice and counsel to a wide array of clients in diverse industry sectors.   She works with California-based employers, including public, private and non-profit entities, as well as national corporations, focusing on investigations, advice, counseling and agency-enforcement matters.

Bernadette is a passionate advocate for equal rights and, in all areas of her life, seeks to promote fairness and justice for women and minority groups.  She believes that her career as an attorney continues to help her address injustices wherever they may exist.

Admitted in California. Not Admitted in Arizona.

Experience in Action

  • Oversees broad investigations into complaints of workplace discrimination, harassment bullying and violence
  • Successfully resolved thousands of employment cases through litigation, mediation and arbitration
  • Assists human resources professionals, small business owners and industry groups with counseling, training, investigations and risk management.
  • Manages full range of employment and labor law compliance matters at all phases of the employment relationship, including recruitment, performance management, discipline, leaves of absence, disability accommodations, equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, affirmative action, terminations, privacy, trade secrets and severance agreements.
  • Represents employers before federal and state agencies, including the EEOC, DFEH, OFCCP, DOL and WCAB.

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