Cynthia M. Germano

Partner

cynthia.germano@bbklaw.com

Tel: (951) 826-8232

Location(s)

At a Glance

Cynthia regularly defends employers in both state and federal court over a wide range of employment relationship issues.

She often presents information to clients and community groups.

Cynthia is managing partner of BB&K’s Riverside office.
 


Cynthia Germano has more than 20 years of experience working in partnership with her employer clients on a daily basis to help them manage their employees. She is a partner in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Labor & Employment practice group and the managing partner of the firm’s Riverside office. 

Advising 
Cynthia recognizes that litigation is always the least desirable manner to resolve employer-employee disputes. In an effort to prevent lawsuits from being filed, she regularly advises both private and public employers on all aspects of employee management, including:

  • Discipline and termination
  • Complaints of harassment
  • Employee leave issues including requests for accommodations
  • Claims regarding wages
  • Drafting and updating employment policies. 


Cynthia also represents employers in all levels of grievance and administrative hearings.

Litigation
Despite an employer’s best efforts, some employees file lawsuits. Cynthia regularly defends employers in both state and federal court in lawsuits arising out of the employment relationship, including:
 

  • Claims for harassment
  • Disability and leave discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Unpaid wages
  • Breach of contract


Cynthia works with her clients to develop a strategy to defend and dispose of the lawsuits as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Cynthia regularly presents training seminars to her clients and community groups on various employment law issues. She lives on a ranch in Norco with her daughter, five horses and an adorable mini donkey. 

Education

  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
  • Whittier College, B.A., magna cum laude
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Admissions

  • California

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