Ms. Garcia has over 19 years of experience representing clients in business matters, most recently counseling and defending large and small employers, public and private schools, and colleges and universities in employment and education matters.
Ms. Garcia has extensive experience handling contract disputes, restrictive covenants, federal and state medical, disability and discrimination claims and wage and hour complaints at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels. Her experience includes state and federal agency on-site investigations, disability access and accommodation, sexual and racial harassment and discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, retaliation, tenure and promotion, wrongful discharge, constructive discharge, breach of contract, and related state law tort claims. She also has prosecuted and defended numerous non-compete litigations, as well as successfully defended schools in teacher/student harassment, failure to accommodate students, and defended against immediate restraining order actions seeking to require student re-enrollment into educational programs.
In addition to litigation based work, she routinely conducts internal investigations, offers employee and student advice and counsel, and drafts and reviews employee and school policies and handbooks.