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Lindsay Fitch

Partner

Sacramento
Direct: (916) 498-7005
Fax: (916) 558-4839
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Ms. Fitch is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She has extensive experience efficiently and effectively litigating single and multi-plaintiff cases in federal and state courts on a wide range of employment issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability accommodation, defamation, wage and hour and employment-related contracts and torts.Ms. Fitch has recently been most active in defending disability discrimination and sexual harassment cases.  Ms. Fitch partners with employers to assist them with early, efficient resolution of disputes through dispositive motion or alternative dispute resolution, or to litigate a matter through trial, as appropriate given the facts of a particular matter and client’s business realities.

Ms. Fitch also assists clients in defending matters before a variety of administrative and governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

Ms. Fitch also helps client avoid litigation by providing advice and counsel to executives, managers and human resources professionals on employment policies and practices including reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, employment classifications, drug and alcohol testing, work place privacy, and progressive discipline.

Ms. Fitch represents clients in wide variety of industries, including retailers, restaurants, transportation companies, temporary staffing agencies, information technology companies and manufacturers.

Ms. Fitch is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  She has extensive experience efficiently and effectively litigating single and multi-plaintiff cases in federal and state courts on a wide range of employment issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, disability accommodation, defamation, wage and hour and employment-related contracts and torts.Ms. Fitch has recently been most active in defending disability discrimination and sexual harassment cases.  Ms. Fitch partners with employers to assist them with early, efficient resolution of disputes through dispositive motion or alternative dispute resolution, or to litigate a matter through trial, as appropriate given the facts of a particular matter and client’s business realities.

Ms. Fitch also assists clients in defending matters before a variety of administrative and governmental agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

Ms. Fitch also helps client avoid litigation by providing advice and counsel to executives, managers and human resources professionals on employment policies and practices including reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, employment classifications, drug and alcohol testing, work place privacy, and progressive discipline.

Ms. Fitch represents clients in wide variety of industries, including retailers, restaurants, transportation companies, temporary staffing agencies, information technology companies and manufacturers.

Education

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with great distinction (2005)
    Order of the Coif

  • B.A., University of California, Davis (2002)
    with high honors
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (2005)
    with great distinction
    Order of the Coif

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Affiliations

  • State Bar of California (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Sacramento County Bar (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Seyfarth Women’s Network National Leadership Team (Member)
  • Seyfarth California Workplace Solutions Group (Member)
  • Seyfarth National Associate Leadership Team (Member)
     

Presentations

  • “Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors,” Presented to Managers and Supervisors employed by a Large Agricultural Company, per the requirements of California Government Code § 12950.1, California, (June 2013)
  • “Navigating Federal and California Leave Laws, Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process: What you Need to Know about the New Disability and Pregnancy Regulations,” Sacramento Human Resources Association (March 2013)
  • “Navigating Federal and California Leave Laws, Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process,” Sacramento Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (October 2012)
  • “2011 Employment Law Update,” Legal and Human Resources Department for large agricultural company (February 2011)
  • “Privacy in the Workplace: A Need to Know Guide for California Employers,” Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 18, 2011)
     

Publications

  • Contributor, “Prima facie case of ADA employment discrimination requires proof employee is or is perceived to be disabled, is qualified to perform the job with or without accommodation, and adverse action by employer,” WestlawNext Practitioner Insights (June 7, 2013)
  • Contributor, “Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law is Different,” New California Legislation Chapter, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (2011-2012)
  • “Despite A Lack Of Temporal Proximity, Participation In A Protected Activity (Reporting Harassment of A Co-Worker) May Be A Sufficient Motivating Factor To Find A Termination Violates The FEHA,”Management Alert, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (February 10, 2011)