Overview

Asha A. Santos devotes her practice to the representation of management in all types of employment disputes in state and federal court and before government agencies. Asha’s practice focuses on:

  • Single- and multi-plaintiff harassment and discrimination matters
  • ADA, FMLA, and leave of absence issues
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour
  • Pre-litigation counseling and compliance issues

In addition to litigation, Asha has a robust counseling practice, and regularly advises employers on separation agreements, handbooks, performance management, and workplace investigations.

Asha has particular skill in designing and implementing comprehensive training programs for employees in all levels of an organization.

Asha’s comprehensive sessions include:

  • Workshops tailored to senior executives and their unique legal obligations to respond to harassment and discrimination concerns
  • Interactive workshops on respect in the workplace and equal opportunity employment principles
  • “Train the trainer” sessions to empower human resources and in-house employees to deliver EEO workshops
  • Bystander intervention workshops designed to create and support a “speak up” culture
  • Sessions tailored to client or industry-specific issues, such as third party harassment concerns and social media

Asha’s popular Bystander Intervention training has been implemented by numerous employers in the wake of #MeToo, and Asha is a regular speaker on the topic of what #MeToo means for corporate America.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Boston Bar Association

Member

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

News, Analysis & Press

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Clarifies Leave Rights Under the Massachusetts Maternity Leave Act

American Chamber of Commerce Resources

October 2010

Books & Book Chapters

  • Massachusetts Human Resources Manual, American Chamber of Commerce Resources, 2013
  • Massachusetts Human Resources Manual, American Chamber of Commerce Resources, Co-Author Joshua Davis, 2010

Speaking Engagements

Plenary: What #MeToo Means for Corporate America

Task Force for Talent Innovation Summit 2018

July 12, 2018
2018 Employment Law Update

Boston, MA

June 8, 2018
2017 New England Employer Conference

Boston, MA

October 27, 2017

Data Protection and Cybersecurity Laws

Annual Corporate Counsel Conference, Commercial Law Section - National Bar Association, Dana Point, CA

February 2013

Complex Leave of Absence Issues – the Intersection of the FMLA, ADA, and Worker’s Compensation

Client Presentation, Newton, MA

September 2012

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2007cum laude
  • B.A., Williams College, 2000

Bar Admission

Massachusetts

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts