Pazzani & Sandhu, LLP - Employment Law – Title IX – Writs and Appeals

Areas Of Expertise


  • State and federal court litigation and arbitration of employment matters:
    • Discrimination and harassment (including based on sex, disability, age, national origin, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc.)
    • Leave issues, including under the Family and Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act
    • Disability accommodation and the interactive process
    • Pay equity, including compliance with reporting requirements and Equal Pay Act litigation
  • Administrative proceedings (EEOC, Civil Rights Department, etc.)
  • Personnel policies review and preparation
  • Advice and counseling on day-to-day workplace issues

Colleges and Universities:

  • Counseling on issues unique to higher education, including:
    • faculty and staff discipline and terminations
    • denial of tenure
    • student discipline
    • reasonable accommodation and leave issues for faculty, staff, and students
    • responding to campus sexual assault
  • Defense of:
    • Petitions for writ of administrative mandamus filed by students or faculty challenging the results of internal disciplinary proceedings
    • State and federal court litigation and/or writs of administrative mandamus filed by faculty members denied tenure
    • High profile matters, including allegations of sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
    • State and federal court litigation of all employment-related issues

Senior Executives

  • Employment contract review and negotiation
  • Severance agreement review and negotiation