Raquel S. Lord focuses her practice on employment matters. She represents an array of clients, including those from the health care, financial services, package delivery, and retail industries. Raquel assists clients with hiring and termination procedures, performance management, employee discipline, responding to complaints of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, disability accommodations, employee leave issues, wage and hour compliance, restrictive covenants, and social media issues, and regularly appears in federal and state court on behalf of clients in connection with litigation. She also has experience counseling clients on and litigating joint employer issues and franchise matters. Raquel routinely represents employers before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state agencies.
- Employment litigation
- Agency litigation (EEOC, NJDCR, NYDHR)
- Employment counseling and training
- Handbooks and policies
- ADA and FMLA
- NJLAD and CEPA
- Employment and severance agreements