Los Angeles Employment Attorney
Mia Munro is a Los Angeles employment attorney who has dedicated her entire legal career to protecting and enforcing the civil rights of individuals in the workplace.
After graduating with honors with a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, Mia was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Outstanding Scholars Program to serve as a paralegal at the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan, New York. There, Mia worked on multiple trials combating the exploitation of civilians by organized crime groups, including a trial against a human trafficking ring that enslaved dozens of undocumented women from South Korea.
After serving at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mia attended and graduated with honors from New York University School of Law, where she dedicated her studies to civil rights. At NYU Law, Mia served as Co-Director of the Suspension Representation Project fighting the suspensions of inner city public school children at New York’s public schools, as a Student Advocate at the New York Civil Liberties Union fighting the unconstitutional use of excessive force by police on a child at a public school, as an intern at non-profit organizations Lawyers for Equal Justice and the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center assisting with civil rights impact litigation, and as an editor at NYU Law Review of Law and Social Change.
After law school, Mia was selected for a fellowship with Equal Rights Advocates (link: http://www.equalrights.org/), a national women’s rights impact litigation organization based in San Francisco. Mia served for two years there where she represented women and caregivers who suffered from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace; engaged in legislative and regulatory advocacy to enhance the protections of pregnant workers and caregivers in the workplace, including co-writing a white paper report (Download report) that has been used to support legislation across the country; and advocated for the rights of formerly incarcerated women seeking employment. At ERA, Mia also assisted in a sexual harassment trial that resulted in a $812,000.00 verdict (link – http://www.equalrights.org/award-to-abm-janitor/) for ERA’s client, an immigrant janitor.
Mia has been an associate at Kesluk Silverstein & Jacob since 2013, where she has exclusively represented employees to enforce their rights in the workplace under state and federal civil rights laws including anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, whistle-blower, and wage and hour laws. Mia has responsibility for handling cases from start to finish, including drafting pleadings, taking discovery, arguing motions in court, and preparing cases for trial. In the summer of 2016, Mia second-chaired a pregnancy discrimination and wage theft trial on behalf of a video game music conductor that obtained a $647,000 jury verdict and a $120,000 award of punitive damages (links: http://mynewsla.com/crime/2016/07/28/jury-awards-647k-to-music-conductor-over-pregnancy-discrimination/ OR http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/07/29/music-conductor-wins-767k-jury-award-in-pregnancy-discrimination-case/).
Mia is admitted to practice before the California state courts and the Central District of California of the United States District Court. Mia is also a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association.
Mia is conversant in Spanish.
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