Anna Maria Tejada
Anna María Tejada defends management in labor and employment litigation nationwide and provides counseling and workplace training on related matters affecting their operations. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Anna María advises companies and public entities, including private and charter schools and public school boards, on disputes ranging from employee discipline and accommodations to leaves of absence, and wage and hour matters. She also has experience with issues arising from disability, harassment and discrimination claims, as well as employee discharge, workforce reductions and whistleblower claims.
Anna María counsels her clients on compliance with both state and federal employment and labor laws and regulations to help them assess how they can limit their liability and exposure to claims. When needed, she also conducts employment-related investigations. When an employer's compliance comes into question, Anna María represents them in administrative proceedings before agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), New Jersey Division of Civil Rights (NJDCR), New York Division of Human Rights (NYDHR) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). She also represents companies facing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigations and compliance audits. In litigation, she manages the case from pre-suit discovery, mediation and to the conclusion of the case.
In addition to her experience as a litigator, Anna María develops training manuals, employment handbooks and corporate policies, and she trains managers, supervisors and employees on compliance and enforcement. She also guides clients on unionization and related issues affecting employer-employee relationships.
Anna Maria is a fluent Spanish speaker.