Sarah E. Robertson Partner (510) 451-3300 srobertson@donahue.com Download vCard LinkedIn

Sarah E. Robertson

Partner (510) 451-3300 Download vCard LinkedIn
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Ms. Robertson is a partner and chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group. She has specialized exclusively in labor and employment law for more than twenty-five years, defending employers in litigation with emphasis on sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation issues. She has represented partnerships in lawsuits by partners and educational institutions in litigation with students.

Ms. Robertson assists clients with management of employee discipline and termination issues, wage-and-hour law compliance, harassment investigations, corporate reorganizations, unfair competition, and workplace safety and privacy issues. She has an expertise in advising clients regarding employee medical and family leave issues and often speaks on those topics to human resource and attorney groups.

Ms. Robertson often presents customized, on-site training programs for clients on a variety of human resources issues.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, Labor and Employment Section, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Former President, Executive Committee, Law Firm Alliance
  • Member, Innovation TriValley Leadership Group
  • Board Member, Freight & Salvage

Recognition

  • Named, Super Lawyers - Northern California, Super Lawyers, 2008-2017
  • Awarded, AV® Preeminent™ (5.0 out of 5) peer-review rated, Martindale-Hubbell™

Recent Speaking Engagements

March 30, 2017 | Walnut Creek, CA
3/30/17 Breakfast Seminar: The ABC’s of Leaves of Absence in California
Donahue Fitzgerald

December 08, 2016 | Walnut Creek, California
12/8/16 Annual Employment Law Update

December 01, 2016 | Berkeley, California
12/1/16 Annual Employment Law Update

October 08, 2015 | Oakland, CA
Employee Medical Leave Laws

Past Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, Judges’ Panel, Alameda County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Symposium
  • Moderator, Judges’ Panel, Oakland Tech Talk
  • Harassment Prevention, On-site Client Training Sessions for Supervisors and Staff
  • HR 101–Managing Disabilities in the Workplace
  • Social Media in the Workplace, On-Site Client Training for HR Managers
  • Effective Communication with Employees, On-Site Client workshop for Management Team
  • Advanced Issues in Medical Leave Management and Accommodation of Disabilities, On-Site Client Training for HR Department
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law and New Laws, On-Site Client Training for HR Managers
  • Annual Employment Law Update
  • HR 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Hiring and Firing: Aligning HR Practices with Core Values
  • HR 101: Leave of Absence Alphabet Soup – FMLA, CFRA, ADA, ADAAA, PDL and More
  • HR Training, On-site Client Training for Operational Managers at Medical Care Facility