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    Workplace Harassment

    A federal court jury recently awarded $17,500 in damages to a former employee of the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service after finding the woman was fired for filing a discrimination complaint, the woman’s attorney said. Former lifeguard Robin Lang was able to show that the lifesaving service retaliated against her by firing her after she filed a gender discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, said attorney Lisa A. Bertini, who represented Lang.

    Every legal matter is different. The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case, and no attorney can guarantee a positive result in any particular case.

    The Charges:

    Retaliation after filing gender discrimination complaint

    The Verdict:

    $17,500 in damages

    Client Testimonials:

    "Lisa and her team are outstanding! Lisa is easily accessible, responds quickly to emails or calls and truly cares for her clients. Her extensive knowledge of employment and discrimination law as well as her unwavering commitment to her clients’ best interests are the reasons she achieved the results I wanted. I highly recommend Lisa."

    -Timothy

    2017-07-28T16:27:53+00:00

    -Timothy

    "Lisa and her team are outstanding! Lisa is easily accessible, responds quickly to emails or calls and truly cares for her clients. Her extensive knowledge of employment and discrimination law as well as her unwavering commitment to her clients’ best interests are the reasons she achieved the results I wanted. I highly recommend Lisa."
    “Lisa Bertini always provided the utmost in professional guidance that was dependable, prompt and forthright. If difficult topics needed to be discussed, then she did so with the directness necessary, and always with compassion not often experienced in litigation. I would recommend her legal services to anyone, and have.”

    -KH

    2017-07-28T16:28:24+00:00

    -KH

    “Lisa Bertini always provided the utmost in professional guidance that was dependable, prompt and forthright. If difficult topics needed to be discussed, then she did so with the directness necessary, and always with compassion not often experienced in litigation. I would recommend her legal services to anyone, and have.”
    “After my initial consultation with Andrea Ruege and for the first time (after over a year being represented by another attorney), I felt like someone really cared about what I’ve been through. Andrea was genuine and honest about what to expect and what she can do to help make right the wrong that happened to me. She even read my case file before my initial consultation – to me that spoke volumes of the kind of attorney she is. She is quick to respond and has worked very hard on my case. Andrea Ruege is an exceptional attorney who truly cares. I only wish I had gone to Bertini Law over a year ago. And I can’t thank her enough for what she’s done for me so far and all that she is continuing to do for me.”

    -M.D.

    2017-07-28T16:29:16+00:00

    -M.D.

    “After my initial consultation with Andrea Ruege and for the first time (after over a year being represented by another attorney), I felt like someone really cared about what I’ve been through. Andrea was genuine and honest about what to expect and what she can do to help make right the wrong that happened to me. She even read my case file before my initial consultation – to me that spoke volumes of the kind of attorney she is. She is quick to respond and has worked very hard on my case. Andrea Ruege is an exceptional attorney who truly cares. I only wish I had gone to Bertini Law over a year ago. And I can’t thank her enough for what she’s done for me so far and all that she is continuing to do for me.”
    “Lisa Bertini is very easy to work with, I was feeling a little overwhelmed by this case and her experience and knowledge of the law gave me enormous comfort. She listened to all that I said, then explained the process step by step and presented the options. Lisa and the entire staff are true professionals they worked hard on my behalf, always keeping me informed while providing support throughout the process. I’m happy to say that Lisa was able to resolve my claim quickly and efficiently. I can move on content that this case is settled. I would absolutely recommend Lisa Bertini.”

    -Cindy

    2017-07-28T16:29:34+00:00

    -Cindy

    “Lisa Bertini is very easy to work with, I was feeling a little overwhelmed by this case and her experience and knowledge of the law gave me enormous comfort. She listened to all that I said, then explained the process step by step and presented the options. Lisa and the entire staff are true professionals they worked hard on my behalf, always keeping me informed while providing support throughout the process. I’m happy to say that Lisa was able to resolve my claim quickly and efficiently. I can move on content that this case is settled. I would absolutely recommend Lisa Bertini.”
    “Ms. Bertini treated me like a real person who needed help out of an extremely bad work environment. (Another attorney I had spoken with earlier basically laughed off my case!) Ms. Bertini immediately took command, asked the right questions and went to work. My severance was negotiated entirely within a week and she got exactly what I asked for. While I do not know the specifics, I can tell you she had a strategy and she was not at all afraid to go back for more, even after a “final offer” was on the table!”

    -S.K.

    2017-07-28T16:30:00+00:00

    -S.K.

    “Ms. Bertini treated me like a real person who needed help out of an extremely bad work environment. (Another attorney I had spoken with earlier basically laughed off my case!) Ms. Bertini immediately took command, asked the right questions and went to work. My severance was negotiated entirely within a week and she got exactly what I asked for. While I do not know the specifics, I can tell you she had a strategy and she was not at all afraid to go back for more, even after a “final offer” was on the table!”
    “I never imagined myself in a situation needing to seek legal counsel. However, life throws you a curve sometimes. After hearing Lisa Bertini’s name suggested to me multiple times, it became clear to me who I needed to contact. Once in communication, Ms. Bertini was quick to work with me to gather details and educate me on the next steps. She worked through the process in a professional manner and kept me up-to-date every step of the way. I am now able to recommend Ms. Bertini myself and am delighted to do so.”

    -KDF

    2017-07-28T16:30:26+00:00

    -KDF

    “I never imagined myself in a situation needing to seek legal counsel. However, life throws you a curve sometimes. After hearing Lisa Bertini’s name suggested to me multiple times, it became clear to me who I needed to contact. Once in communication, Ms. Bertini was quick to work with me to gather details and educate me on the next steps. She worked through the process in a professional manner and kept me up-to-date every step of the way. I am now able to recommend Ms. Bertini myself and am delighted to do so.”

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