Tanya defends businesses and non-profits in federal and state court in cases and provides guidance on a wide range of matters related to employment law, education law and commercial litigation.


Tanya Salgado’s practice includes employment law, education law and commercial litigation. For more than twenty years, she has defended businesses and non-profits in federal and state court in cases involving allegations of discrimination on the basis of age, race, national origin, disability and sex discrimination, as well as claims alleging sexual harassment, FMLA and wage and hour violations and wrongful discharge. Tanya also provides advice to human resources professionals and all levels of management regarding employment law compliance issues, including 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.

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

Tanya provides litigation avoidance counseling to managers and human resources professionals. She regularly reviews employee handbooks and drafts policies and procedures. Tanya reviews employment applications and counsels management on hiring procedures in an increasingly regulated area of personnel management.  

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 in federal courts involving employment matters. Tanya is a certified Level 2 ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator.

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

Recognition and Involvement

Recognition & Involvement

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


Bar and Court Admissions


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


University of Pennsylvania School of Law, JD, 1996

The College of William and Mary, BA, 1993 

News & Insights


Philadelphia Bar Association


  • First-chaired a jury trial through to a defense verdict in an employment case in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas   
  • Obtained summary judgment in a New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act case on behalf of a health care facility,
  • 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 



The Employment Law Counselor Podcast
  • New Laws Address Pregnancy Issues in 2023

    Listen now to hear the newest episode of The Employment Law Counselor, Hosted by Jeff Stewart in collaboration with the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. Two new laws – the PUMP Act and the Pregnancy Worker Fairness Act – have recently been passed and put new requirements on employers.  In this episode, host Jeff Stewart is joined by Tanya Salgado, and they dive into what employers must do to comply with these new laws and what policies will need to be updated.

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