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
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.
2013 Top Attorney Semi-Finalist
May 2013: Kristin is selected as a Semi-Finalist for the San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Attorney Award for Employment Law
Kristin Wins 2012 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 Rizzo graduated from the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) Introductory Mediation Skills course on February 17th, 2012.
California Leave Laws CLE
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”.
Testimonial from Jim
“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
Testimonial from Victoria
“Kristin Rizzo is an amazing individual. She is professional, knowledgeable, honest and very positive…. Kristin has been the “anchor” in my “boat”…. ” – Victoria
The San Diego Daily Transcript honored Kristin Rizzo with the ‘Young Attorneys’ award in 2009.
Kristin Rizzo receives the San Diego Daily Transcript ‘Young Attorneys’ award for 2011.
The San Diego County Bar Association awarded Kristin Rizzo as a ‘Bar Star’ for the 3rd straight year.
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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