Ms. Cartwright has over 20 years of experience representing clients with multi-state operations on employment and general business matters. Her practice includes both litigation and counseling. She has defended employers in litigation matters involving claims of wrongful termination, breach of discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, unfair competition, invasion of privacy and mis-appropriation of trade secrets. In addition, Ms. Cartwright advises companies on creating and maintaining human resource systems that establish best employment practices and make business sense. Advocating a pro-active approach in drafting and enforcing employment policies, she helps clients manage and resolve human resource matters before they result in litigation. She counsels on a wide variety of employment issues, including contract negotiations, hiring, performance management, internal investigations, leaves, wage and hour, benefits, privacy, and separation from employment.
Co-author, Wrongful Employment Termination Practice: Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, 2d Ed. Chapter 8, Contract Actions (California CEB, 1998).