Cindy-Ann Thomas has dedicated most of her legal career to providing companies with proactive workforce training and education programs. She designs and presents programs that help companies avoid employment-related litigation, while emphasizing employee retention and development. She also delivers effective, one-on-one executive sensitivity counseling programs. Cindy-Ann has represented, counseled and trained employers in a range of industries, including:
- Higher education
- Professional services
Her defense experience has involved a variety of matters, including:
- Title VII discrimination and harassment claims
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- Wrongful termination
She also has helped numerous clients in both the private and public sectors to develop employee handbooks, policies, and practices.
Beyond the traditional practice of law, Cindy-Ann brings a unique skill set to Littler Mendelson as an experienced and certified diversity consultant and facilitator. In this capacity, she develops and delivers relevant and meaningful, skills-based training services for both leadership members and individual contributors. She also provides diversity & inclusion process consulting services, organizational culture assessments, and strategic executive briefings.
Cindy-Ann regularly speaks before professional associations, human resource groups, universities, and industry trade groups throughout the country.
Prior to her legal career, Cindy-Ann was a human resources executive at an international business development corporation. There, she addressed many of the legal issues facing the companies she now advises and trains. In addition to a law degree, Cindy-Ann holds a Facilitator Certification in Strategic Diversity Management and a Certification in Human Resources Management.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Labor and Employment Section - American Bar Association
- Member, Society of Human Resource Management
- Member, American Society for Training and Development