Sabrina A. Beldner represents employers in all aspects of employment-related litigation and traditional labor law, including wage and hour class, collective and representative actions, and state and federal litigation of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA/CFRA, and unfair competition/trade secret violations claims.
She has extensive experience and has obtained favorable results representing clients in employment mediations and arbitrations, Labor Commissioner proceedings, and at trial, and she regularly provides advice and counsel on discipline, discharge, reduction in force, and leave and accommodation issues.
Sabrina also conducts management training on the prevention of unlawful employment practices, including harassment, discrimination and retaliation, and drafts and advises employers on employee handbooks, employment policies, and employment agreements.
In unionized settings, Sabrina has obtained favorable results representing management in collective-bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations and in unfair labor practice proceedings before the Region and the National Labor Relations Board. She also works with and advises management on union avoidance, union campaigns and collective-bargaining issues.
While earning her law degree, Sabrina served as president of the student bar association at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Sabrina is a member of the firm’s LGBT Affinity Group and serves on its Recruiting and Finance Committees.
- National Transportation Employer (June 2017). Obtained dismissal without leave to amend of initial complaint filed by former employee pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 motion filed on behalf of employer. Subsequent Ninth Circuit appeal by former employee was dismissed as frivolous.
- Teamsters Local 896/Coca-Cola Refreshments, Labor Arbitration (May 2017). Obtained arbitration decision denying seven grievances and finding that employer did not violate the collective-bargaining agreement by utilizing less senior employees to work on the grievant’s preferred work shift.
- Teamsters Local 87/Coca-Cola Refreshments, Labor Arbitration (May 2017). Arbitration decision upholding termination of employee for cursing at supervisor over safety concerns in pre-shift meeting.
- National Transportation Employer (August 2016). Obtained dismissal of former employee’s lawsuit alleging slander of title, quiet title, fraud and conspiracy and declaratory relief pursuant to Anti-SLAPP statute and obtained award against former employee plaintiff of more than $17,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs.
- American Arbitration Association Proceeding (June 2016). Obtained full defense verdict in favor of beverage manufacturer/distributor and individual manager following six-day arbitration on employee’s claims of sexual harassment and retaliation.
- Teamsters Local 896/Coca-Cola Refreshments, Labor Arbitration (January 2014). Arbitration decision and award denying grievance and upholding termination of employee for theft of time.
- Wheeler v. T&N Medical Transport, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court (January 2011). Obtained full summary judgment on discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims.
- Loyola Law School Los Angeles, JD, 2002
- Tulane University, BA, Psychology, cum laude, 1999
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- Member, Labor & Employment Section, California State Bar
- Member, Labor & Employment Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
- Membership Chair, Young Professionals Council, The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center
- Member, Development Committee, The Trevor Project.
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