Lauren Monson joined the firm in 2014 as Of Counsel. She practices in the areas of labor relations and employment counseling for municipalities, advising on reasonable accommodations, FMLA and other related leave issues, disciplinary matters, labor contract interpretation, and claims of discrimination and harassment. She has also provided guidance to employers on public record requests, document retention policies, and workplace violence policies. In addition, Lauren has experience in conducting workplace investigations related to disciplinary matters and employee complaints of discrimination and harassment.
Lauren began her legal career in 2006 as a Deputy City Attorney at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. Lauren first worked on the Children and Family Services Team, representing the San Francisco Human Services Agency in all aspects of dependency proceedings in San Francisco Superior Court. She then moved to the Labor Team where she represented the City and County of San Francisco, including its constituent agencies and departments, in all aspects of employment litigation in both state and federal court. In addition to providing labor and employment advice to City departments, as a Deputy City Attorney Lauren represented the City in labor grievances and arbitrations, labor negotiations, and administrative hearings in front of the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB).