Cynthia S. Sandoval: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Cynthia S. Sandoval

Newport Beach,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(949) 885-1360

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • Workplace Training
  • Privacy
  • e-Communication and Data Security
University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Business Economics, 1993
Law SchoolGolden Gate University, J.D., 1997 Associate Editor: Law Review, and a Merit Scholar
Admitted1997, California; 1998, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2009, California - C.D. Cal.; 1998, California - N.D. Cal.; 1998, California - E.D. Cal.

Cynthia S. Sandoval is a Principal in the Orange County, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and co-leader of the Workplace Training Practice Group. She has dedicated her entire legal career to the practice of employment law and litigation.

Ms. Sandoval has dealt with various employment issues, including, harassment, discrimination, family medical leave, wage and hour, and breach of contract. She has won numerous summary judgment motions and appeals, including multi-plaintiff litigation. She has also prevailed on motions to compel arbitration. Further, Ms. Sandoval has handled several administrative complaints with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Labor Commissioner. To this end, she has drafted position statements and prepared witnesses for administrative interviews and hearings.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Sandoval provides advice and trainings to employers. She counsels employers on their personnel policies including anti-harassment, equal employment opportunity, leave of absence, and vacation policies. Ms. Sandoval also provides training seminars on numerous employment matters including hiring practices, how to avoid wrongful termination, leave issues, wage and hour traps for the unwary, sexual harassment and discrimination (in both English and Spanish). Ms. Sandoval has also served as a guest speaker at the national SHRM and ACC conferences.

While attending law school, Ms. Sandoval served as an Associate Editor of the Golden Gate University Law Review.

Published Works

• Advising Employers on the Use of Social Media in the Workplace, Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine (February 2012) [Co-Author]


August 21, 2014

EEOC Releases Demanding New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

August 21, 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues describes the agency's view of prohibitions on discrimination against pregnant workers and how the EEOC sees employment laws enacted in the past 30 years, such as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act

March 25, 2014

Employer Can Fire Worker Who Refused FMLA Leave for Violating No-Show Policy, Federal Court Rules

March 25, 2014

An employer did not violate the federal Family and Medical Leave Act for terminating an employee for violating its no-show, no-call policy, where the employee elected not to take protected FMLA leave, even though the reason for the employee's need for time off would have been covered under the statute, the U.S. Court of Appeals for

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November 20, 2015

Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity Committee Newsletter

November 20, 2015

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2015. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has

October 28, 2015


Cynthia Sandoval Discusses Employee Training

October 28, 2015

Cynthia Sandoval discusses the challenges of employee training programs in SHRM's Providing Refreshed Training is an Ongoing Challenge. Subscription may be required to view article

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Cynthia S. Sandoval

5000 Birch Street, Suite 5000
Newport BeachCA 92660


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