Jennifer A. Youpa litigates on behalf of management, often in the retail and construction industries, in connection with all types of employment disputes, including discrimination and harassment claims based upon:
- Title VII
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The Texas Labor Code
- Numerous state statutes
She frequently appears in federal and state courts and has significant experience mediating with numerous Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offices, particularly in Dallas, San Antonio, and Denver, as well as with the Texas Workforce Commission in Austin. She also handles the defense and audits of Fair Labor Standards Act exemptions and practices. Among her notable accomplishments, she recently defeated a class certification on behalf of a home-building corporation.
Jennifer also has expertise advising and counseling employers on:
- The preparation and audit of employment policies, procedures, and handbooks
- Employee training
- Unlawful harassment
Additionally, Jennifer has given numerous presentations and speeches on a variety of employment-related topics, including unlawful harassment and other forms of discrimination, reductions-in-force, and litigation avoidance.
Previously, Jennifer worked as in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 company. In law school, she was a member of the Texas Law Review.