Marian Zapata-Rossa is licensed in Arizona, California, and on the Navajo Nation. She defends employers against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, and represents employers in disputes involving employment agreements, restrictive covenants, and non-compete agreements. Marian litigates both single plaintiff and class action employment lawsuits, including wage and hour, and prevailing wage claims, and helps employers resolve administrative matters before numerous state and federal government agencies.
Marian also advises employers on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship with a focus on providing clients with business-oriented solutions to identify and mitigate risk and support diversity and inclusion. To this end, Marian conducts workplace investigations, including under Title VII, Title IX, and various whistleblower statutes. She has also trained thousands of managers and employees on preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace.
In addition, Marian counsels employers and human resources professionals on best practices for handling day-to-day employment issues, including hiring, employee discipline, paid sick time, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, terminations, and whistleblower liability. Marian routinely drafts employment agreements, policies, and handbooks, and keeps her clients abreast of current trends and the latest developments in local, state, and federal employment laws.