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Suzanne Price

Education

Ms. Price was graduated from Mills College with honors in 1981. She received her legal education at the University of San Francisco, where she was a member of the Law Review, graduating in 1985.

Professional Experience

Ms. Price regularly advises the firm’s clients about traditional labor relations issues. Clients particularly value her counsel regarding employee discipline in a union environment, employer obligations to bargain changes to existing terms and conditions of employment and/or the effects of those changes, and the meaning and application of labor contract provisions. Because of her experience in labor relations, she often serves as the chief spokesperson for management in labor negotiations.

She regularly gives clients guidance about the state and federal anti-discrimination laws, including the 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. The firm’s clients often seek her assistance with issues involving leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, due process, and alleged harassment. Ms. Price has conducted many investigations for our clients into allegations of workplace misconduct, including harassment and discrimination. Ms. Price is also experienced in representing our clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Ms. Price has represented clients in dozens of labor arbitrations and administrative proceedings. She has also represented our clients in litigation in state and federal court, including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the Public Employment Relations Board.

Published Articles

Ms. Price’s articles on employment discrimination have been published in the National Law Journal and Law Practice Management. Ms. Price has written on the difficulty of maintaining voluntary affirmative action plans in the 1990s, and co-authored a paper on Employment Discrimination Law for the Municipal Attorney Employer.

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Price is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California, and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

E-mail Address

sprice@wprlaw.com