Mr. Jeffrey A. 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 appears regularly in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies. He frequently conducts training seminars on diverse employment law issues, including sexual harassment, discrimination, workplace violence, and supervision and discipline of employees.
Mr. Wortman also has extensive experience advising employers with regard to personnel policies and procedures, pay equity issues, 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.
- J.D., University of Texas School of Law (1995)
- M.A., Baylor University School of Law (1989)
- B.S., Northwestern University (1985)
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles, former Co-President
- Western Justice Center, Board of Directors
- Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate Commission: former Board of Directors
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