Rocio Blanco Garcia counsels and represents clients in a broad range of labor and employment matters. She has handled cases before state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Rocio also has considerable experience in leaves and accommodations and devotes a significant portion of her practice to advising clients nationwide on leaves of absences and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, she counsels employers in best practices on other employment law matters, including:
- Reviewing and drafting employee handbooks and policies
- Hiring, performance management, and termination
- Conducting investigations related to employee misconduct, discrimination, harassment or retaliation
- Preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims
Before joining Littler, Rocio was a senior assistant county attorney with the Broward County Office of the County Attorney, where she represented Florida's second largest county in harassment and discrimination matters and labor proceedings. Rocio also has extensive experience handling appeals, including before the Fourth District Court of Appeal and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
While in law school, Rocio was the symposium editor of the FIU Law Review and worked for a boutique firm handling complex litigation, including mass torts. She graduated in the top five of her law school class.
Rocio is Board Certified in City, County, and Local Government by The Florida Bar.