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Tanya A. Salgado Counsel

 
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.6368Fax 215.789.7671
salgadot@whiteandwilliams.com
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Tanya Salgado’s practice includes labor and employment law, education law and commercial litigation. She represents companies with respect to claims involving age, race, disability, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge. Tanya also provides advice regarding wage and hour laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act. Tanya also works with federal government contractors in the drafting and updating of affirmative action plans, including representing clients in government audits.

Clients call on Tanya to deliver tailored management training presentations on a variety of topics, such as absenteeism, documentation and equal employment opportunity issues for managers. 

In the area of education law, Tanya counsels colleges and universities on personnel policies and procedures, including review of employee handbooks. She has also represented these institutions in litigation involving students, as well as employment matters. 

Her commercial litigation work includes contract disputes and non-compete agreement litigation. 

During law school, Tanya was a member of the National Moot Court Team and Moot Court Board. 

Representative Matters

  • First-chaired a jury trial through to a defense verdict in an employment case in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas   
  • On behalf of a health care facility, obtained summary judgment in a New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act case
  • Obtained summary judgment in a wrongful discharge/employee handbook case which was upheld on appeal by the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division
  • Obtained summary judgment in a Title VII discrimination and retaliation case which was affirmed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Obtained summary judgment in a FMLA retaliation case
  • Represented national manufacturing company in connection with a reduction in force (RIF), including review of separation agreements 
  • Provided management training seminar to a non-profit organization in New Jersey regarding equal employment opportunity issues, with a focus on proper handling of employee sick leave and absenteeism issues
  • Represented management by successfully obtaining injunctive relief in mass picketing cases 

Recognition & Involvement

Outside of her legal practice, Tanya is a long-time member of her church’s personnel committee. 

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Pennsylvania

New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Law, JD, 1996

The College of William and Mary, BA, 1993 

Memberships

Philadelphia Bar Association

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