Los Angeles, California 90067
Mr. Wortman is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He specializes in labor and employment law and has represented employers in discrimination and wage and hour class actions, as well as cases regarding allegations of wrongful discharge, retaliation and discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, filing of workers' compensation claims, sexual harassment, whistle-blowing and related matters. Mr. Wortman has also represented clients in traditional labor matters under the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act, and has experience litigating claims of retaliation for employees exercising their statutory right to choose union representation, advising clients with regard to collective bargaining negotiations and union organizing campaigns, drafting employment contracts, and defending employers in arbitration of claims under collective bargaining agreements. He has appeared in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.
Mr. Wortman also has extensive experience advising employers with regard to personnel policies and procedures, reductions in force, employee privacy rights, wage and hour issues, drug and alcohol testing, employment agreements, independent contractor issues, and protection of employer trade secrets and non-competition issues. He frequently conducts training seminars on diverse employment law issues, including sexual harassment, discrimination, workplace violence, and supervision and discipline of employees.
|Areas of Practice||1) Workplace Policies and Handbooks, 2) Labor & Employment, 3) Financial Services Employment Arbitration, 4) Employment Litigation and 5) California Workplace Solutions|
|Law School||University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1995)|
|Education||Northwestern University (B.S., 1985)|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Seyfarth Shaw LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.