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Angelica M. Pe Benito

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Overview

Angelica Pe Benito is an Associate in the Workplace Investigations and Labor and Employment Practice Groups. Angelica provides private, public, and non-profit employers with a comprehensive range of employment law advice and counsel including training, internal investigations, compliance, and litigation. Angelica advises clients on day-to-day employment matters, which include workplace disputes, wage and hour compliance, disability accommodations, and leaves of absence. She also responds to employee complaints filed with the DFEH, EEOC, and PERB.

Angelica specializes in drafting and reviewing personnel policies and procedures, employee handbooks, governance manuals, and other internal operating documents. She has expertise in the areas of disability discrimination, reasonable accommodations, and the interactive process. Angelica also counsels employers on compliance with AB 5 and employee classification, COVID-19 and teleworking, and EEO-related issues.

Angelica has conducted independent investigations into a wide array of issues, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, abusive conduct, whistleblower claims, misappropriation of funds, abuse of authority, and other sensitive matters against high-ranking executives and elected officials. Her workplace investigations practice includes reviewing evidence and interviewing witnesses to determine facts relating to alleged misconduct, evaluating factual findings to ascertain compliance with workplace policies, and providing recommendations for appropriate responses and potential courses of action tailored to specific situations as part of confidential reports to clients.

In addition to her work as a sole investigator and as a member of the Workplace Investigations Practice Group, Angelica supervises and monitors investigations on behalf of clients that are conducted by outside independent investigators.

Prior to joining Meyers Nave, Angelica obtained broad legal experience as a legal specialist at WestEd (a nonprofit education research, development and services agency), a law clerk at Samsung Research America (an emerging and core technology research and development company), a paralegal at a business litigation law firm, a legal administrative assistant at an intellectual property law firm, a legal intern for the AIDS Legal Referral Panel, and a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald E. Quidachay, the longest serving judge of the San Francisco Superior Court.

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