Sarina Saluja is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Sarina represents employers from case inception through trial or arbitration. She represents employers of all sizes in matters of workplace privacy, data security, unfair competition, and trade secret theft and corporate espionage, both on the plaintiff and defense side. Her practice also focuses on defending employers in other areas of employment law as well, including against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and wrongful termination. She also advises clients on employment compliance, internal investigations, discipline, terminations, and compliance with state and federal employment laws. She also prepares workplace policies and procedures manuals, drug testing policies, employment contracts and separation agreements, and harassment and discrimination prevention policies, including preventive counseling and in-house training.
Sarina’s clients include startups, national companies, and public entities in various industries including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, advertising, hospitality, technology, and transportation.
Sarina has represented clients throughout California, in both Superior Courts and United States District Court and before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the United States Department of Labor (DOL), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC). She has also successfully argued appeals before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 2013, Sarina was named to the ‘Hot List’ for Minority Attorneys Under 40 in the Western Region by Lawyers of Color Inc., which is comprised of only 100 attorneys who practice in the Western Regions of the United States. She was also recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyers - "Rising Star" for 2016-2017. In 2019, Sarina was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Finalist for its “Leaders in Law” award in the category of Labor & Employment attorneys.
While in law school, she served as an extern to the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins, when he presided in the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Sarina was also selected as a Fellow on the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity for 2019-2020. She is also the firm’s Woman Initiative Leadership Council (WILC) Ambassador for the Los Angeles office.
Honors & Leadership
Honors & Awards
- Los Angeles Business Journal's "Leaders in Law" Award Finalist, Labor and Employment (2019)
- Member, 2019 Fellows Program for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
- President, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC), 2014-2015
- Treasurer, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC), 2013-2014
- Committee Chair, South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC) 2012-2013
- Volunteer Attorney, Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence Project
- Fisher Phillips L.A. Partner Sarina Saluja Selected as Fellow With Leadership Council on Legal Diversity3.4.19
- Labor and Employment attorneys represent 11 offices1.2.18
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- 2016 Los Angeles Seminar9.21.16
- Fisher Phillips Breakfast Briefing In Los Angeles-Taking the Bully by the Horns: Understanding and Preventing Workplace Bullying10.2.14
- Punjabi Dental Society, “Top Ten Legal Conceptions that Get Employers Sued”
- Employment Policies and Procedures
- Labor and Employment Litigation
- California Employment Law
- Data Security and Workplace Privacy
- Employee Defection and Trade Secrets
- Employment Discrimination and Harassment
- Litigation of Employment Disputes
- Non-Competition and Trade Secrets Agreements
- Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San FranciscoJ.D.
- University of California, BerkeleyB.A.
- California Courts of Appeal
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California