Overview

Jaclyn R. Giffen represents employers in a variety of litigation matters in both state and federal court, including claims involving employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, whistleblowing, and wrongful termination. She has extensive knowledge of:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Michigan Whistleblowers’ Protection Act
  • The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act

Prior to joining Littler, Jaclyn was an associate at a Metro Detroit boutique labor and employment firm. While attending law school, she interned at the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Michigan and the Detroit Center for Family Advocacy. In addition, she was the chair of the Race & Curriculum Committee for the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, co-chair of the Student Funded Fellowships, and the recipient of the Carl Gussin Memorial Prize for excellence in trial work.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Michigan

Member

Federal Bar Association

Member

Oakland County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

44th Annual ICLE Labor & Employment Law Institute: The Year in Review for Human Resources Professionals (FMLA)

Detroit, MI

April 11, 2019

New Developments on the FMLA and ADA: Keeping Your Company Out of the Headlines

Detroit, MI

September 24, 2015

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2011
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2007

Bar Admission

Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio