Ms. Yolanda Slaughter received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections from California State University Long Beach. Ms. Slaughter attended Western State University College of Law where she received her Juris Doctor degree, graduating cum laude. She received Bancroft-Whitney American Jurisprudence awards in Property, Trust and Remedies.
Ms. Slaughter was a full time Judicial Extern for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Slaughter received the BLSA Distinguished Student and Public Service Scholarship in 1998. Ms. Slaughter also received the Dean’s/Board of Trustees’ Scholarship in 1998 and 1999.
Ms. Slaughter is an adjunct professor at Santa Ana City College with the Business Administration’s American Bar Association’s accredited paralegal program.
Ms. Slaughter has represented employees in a variety of employment related matters, including sexual harassment, discrimination based on age, race, sex, national origin, religion and disability, along with wage and hour violations, breach of contract and wrongful termination.
She has appeared in state and federal court, and before administrative agencies including the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor and Standards Enforcement, and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Ms. Slaughter has appeared in both state and federal court and is an experienced litigator, having successfully tried employment related matters, including sexual harassment and religious discrimination cases.
Ms. Slaughter is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, having assisted many clients in obtaining favorable resolutions to employment disputes through mediation and direct settlement negotiations.
Ms. Slaughter is admitted to practice in all state courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California. Ms. Slaughter is an active member with the American Bar Association and the California Employment Lawyers Association.
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