On September 17, 2013, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, issued its decision in Moradi v. Marsh USA, concluding an employer could be held liable for a car accident caused by an employee while she was between errands on her way home from work. An employee of an insurance broker, Judy Bamberger, was […]Continue reading
Kristin is experienced, knowledgeable and committed to advocating on behalf of employees and consumers. She is passionate, creative, and dedicated to achieving results for her clients.
Kristin is devoted to the representation of employees in a wide range of employment matters, including sexual harassment, gender harassment, racial discrimination, disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, age discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour disputes (including misclassification, failure to pay overtime, meal and rest break violations) and breach of contract claims.
Kristin also counsels employees on strategic planning and positioning regarding employment agreements, leaves of absence, and separation and severance agreements. In addition to employment matters, Kristin handles a variety of complex litigation matters, including assisting clients at the advisory stage through litigation of matters via alternative dispute resolution and trial.
Kristin Elected to the SDCBA Board of DIrectors
Kristin was elected to the San Diego County Bar Association Board of Directors.
Kristin is featured in the October Attorney Journal “Empowering Employees”
Kristin is featured in an article in the October edition of the Attorney Journal titled “Empowering Employees”. Link to the article…
Kristin is Honored as a Top Employment Attorney
June 2013 – Kristin is honored by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a Top Attorney in Labor and Employment Law.
Kristin is Honored with the Judge David R. Thompson Award
Kristin Rizzo received the 2012 Judge David R. Thompson New Lawyer Award – recognizing civility, integrity and professionalism – given at this year’s annual Red Boudreau charity event on August 10th, 2012. Link to the announcement…
Kristin Receives Mediation Certification
Kristin graduated from the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) Introductory Mediation Skills course on February 17th, 2012.
Kristin Teaches a Class on Employment Law to Local Attorneys
On January 24, 2012, Kristin authored and presented a CLE for attorneys at the Public Law Library in San Diego: “A Guide to California Leave Laws, understanding the FMLA, CFRA and PDL”.
A Satisfied Client
“Kristin Rizzo is a warrior… she won my case, every penny that I was owed…. It was clear that she wasn’t just a lawyer working on my case. My issue was her issue…. If you’ve hired Kristin Rizzo, you are in excellent hands.” – Jim
Another Satisfied Client
“Kristin Rizzo is an amazing individual. She is professional, knowledgeable, honest and very positive…. Kristin has been the “anchor” in my “boat”…. ” – Victoria
Kristin is Honored as an ‘SDCBA Bar Star’
The San Diego County Bar Association awarded Kristin Rizzo as a ‘Bar Star’ for the 3rd straight year.
On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued two important decisions on same-sex marriage rights. In United States v. Windsor, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman. The Court found that defining marriage […]Continue reading
A recent court opinion upholds employment law protections for pregnant women in the workplace. In Sanchez v. Swissport, Inc., the California Second Appellate District Court ruled that an employee who has exhausted all of her leave under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) is nonetheless still entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Fair Employment and […]Continue reading
On February 7, 2013, the California Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated decision that establishes a new standard of proof in mixed-motive discrimination cases, and significantly impacts the remedies employees are able to recover under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). A “mixed motive” case is one where both unlawful discrimination and legitimate business […]Continue reading
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