Overview

Jennifer E. Savion advises employers of all types and sizes regarding various employment and personnel issues and claims, including discrimination and harassment, disability and accommodation, paid sick leave and leaves of absence, wage and overtime, workers’ compensation, and unemployment. She helps clients stay current and compliant with an ever-changing legal landscape by providing workplace training and drafting employee handbooks, policies, and employment agreements. Her practice includes:

  • Drafting and implementing policies and employee handbooks
  • Performance management issues
  • Termination decisions
  • Pay equity issues
  • Guidance on training and other compliance related issues
  • Providing training to client’s in-house legal and HR teams
  • Guiding clients through disability accommodation issues and the interactive process

Additionally, Jennifer has substantial experience representing employers in litigation in federal and state court and various administrative bodies involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims (both individual and class claims).

Prior to joining Littler, Jennifer clerked for the Hon. Nita L. Stormes, presiding magistrate judge at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. She also clerked for the Hon. George H. Lowe, magistrate judge at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Previously, Jennifer served as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of Syracuse in New York and general counsel to Syracuse's Water Department. She focused primarily on defending the City in civil rights litigation involving claims of employment discrimination or excessive force. She also defended the City in personal injury and property damage litigation.

Speaking Engagements

2016 Legal Update

Professionals in Human Resources Association

California Passes Sweeping New Law Aimed to Bridge the Gender Wage Inequality Gap

October 19, 2015

Running the Gauntlet: Surviving the Implementation of California’s Sick Leave Law

July 9, 2015

Education

  • J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2005
  • B.F.A., SUNY Fredonia, 2002summa cum laude

Bar Admission

California
New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York