Naomi Smith Legal is a trusted employment law advisor, Independent Neutral Fact Investigator, Employment Law Mediator, and an EEO Trainer.
With decades of prior experience working on EEOC and state agency discrimination charges as well working on single plaintiff and class actions throughout the country, Naomi Smith Legal is knowledgeable about employment law and all types of employee-employer related matters.
Naomi Smith Legal provides practical employment law advice and counsel to employees and employers concerning work related issues. Naomi draws on her prior experience investigating hundreds of employment law claims, including wage and hour matters, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims in her work as an Independent Neutral Fact Investigator. Naomi Smith Legal offers an oral or written report, as requested, and is available to testify, if needed.
Having represented both employees and employers ranging from small family businesses to Fortune 50 companies, Naomi Smith brings a fair and balanced perspective to her Neutral Fact Investigation practice. Likewise, this experience contributes to Naomi Smith’s success as an impartial and unbiased Employment Law Mediator. Plaintiffs find Naomi Smith easy to relate to as a mediator and knowledgeable about their rights. Corporate defendants value the business experience and knowledge she gained while working in-house at The Home Depot. As a trusted mediator, Naomi is able to bring the parties together, so they can resolve their disputes.
Naomi Smith Legal has experience in all aspects of state and federal employment laws governing the workplace, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on race, color, gender, pregnancy, religion and national origin, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. With respect to the ADA, Naomi Smith represents plaintiffs in protecting their rights and is a frequent speaker at Emory University’s Adults with Congenital Heart Seminars.
Naomi Smith Legal has extensive experience in wage and hour matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including working off the clock, denial of overtime, misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime, and travel time. Her FLSA experience is multifaceted because she represented employers in FLSA litigation, resolved FLSA cases as a Mediator, and represented employees in asserting their rights under the FLSA.
Having gained experience in private practice as well as in-house at The Home Depot, Naomi Smith is an experienced Trainer and conducts group and individual EEO training for hourly workers, management employees, as well as executive training and coaching.