Maggy M. Athanasious represents and counsels private and public employers in a broad range of employment and labor law matters, including wage and hour issues; class and representative actions; discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims; leaves and accommodations; employee discipline and terminations; and management/labor relations and collective bargaining issues. She is an experienced presenter and has conducted in-person training on a variety of employment law topics, including accommodations, harassment and workplace investigations. Prior to joining Littler, Maggy represented school districts and other local educational agencies in labor and employment matters at another firm.
Maggy represents clients in state and federal court, as well as before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the Public Employment Relations Board. She regularly defends clients in single plaintiff litigation matters, as well as complex class actions and California’s Private Attorneys’ General Act claims.
Maggy also has experience handling a broad range of labor matters including advising clients on contract interpretation, compliance issues and the application of the Educational Employment Relations Act and the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act. She has assisted clients with grievance dispute resolution, arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, unit modification, decertification, impasse and fact-finding procedures, strike preparations, and unilateral contract implementation following impasse. She also has experience serving as chief spokesperson in labor contract negotiations.