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Susan Ritz

Susan Ritz

Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP

New York, NY, USA

Susan Ritz has practiced employment law since 1985.  She is a partner in the Manhattan law firm of Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP.  Ms. Ritz handles all forms of employment-related matters, including advising employees and partners regarding their rights, duties and entitlement to benefits; handling contract, severance agreement and partnership dispute negotiations; and representing employees and partners in negotiations, mediations, administrative proceedings, arbitrations and lawsuits encompassing a full panoply of employment-related issues, with special emphasis on claims of unlawful harassment, retaliation and employment discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, marital status, sexual orientation and other protected classes.

Ms. Ritz provides neutral mediation services, and conducts impartial internal investigations on behalf of employers into alleged discriminatory conduct.  She also advises non-profits and small employers on employment-related issues, reviews and revises Staff Manuals for employers and represents employers in contract and severance negotiations.  She offers harassment and discrimination prevention training to management and employees, as well.

Ms. Ritz is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (20+ years) and Super Lawyers. She is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and was selected for its 2011 Inaugural Edition of the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers.  She is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the Litigation Counsel of America. Ms. Ritz has published articles and lectured widely, including for the National Employment Lawyers Association/NY, ALI-CLE, American Bar Association, Practising Law Institute, New York State Bar Association and at CUNY School of Law.  She serves as a pro bono mediator for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Susan Ritz is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters New Protections for Whistleblowers at Non-Profits (April 7, 2017) - Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2017, Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2018, Monday, June 25, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2019, Monday, June 17, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2019, Monday, June 17, 2019, New York, NY

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