Attorney

 

Beth W. Mora

Beth W. Mora of Mora Employment Law is dedicated to representing victimized employees. She is a zealous and skilled advocate for those facing a wide range of employment law issues. Beth’s commitment to social justice and volunteerism is deeply rooted in her personal values, to repair the world. Due to her advocacy, Beth has been quoted in legal journals, including Bloomberg Law, Daily Journal and Law 360 on issues impacting employees and the legal community. From the courthouse to the boardroom, Beth is a committed advocate for her clients and community.

 

Court and Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Court of Appeal in the State of California

Honors

  • Top 50: 2016 Women Northern California, Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer, No. California, Plaintiff Employment Law (Rising Star 2011-2014; 2015-2020)
  • Diversity Award, Contra Costa County Bar Association (Gold Level 2018, Platinum Level 2019)
  • Torch Award, California Employment Lawyers Association, (2019)
  • United States Department of Labor, Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award (April 2011)
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rated
  • AVVO Rated, Superb “10”

Current Volunteer Activities

  • California Women Lawyers, District 3 Board of Governor (9.2018 to present)
    • Executive Committee (11.2019 to present)
    • Gender Equity Task Force, Co-Chair (11.2018 to present)
    • Legislative Committee (11.2018 to present)
    • Amicus Committee (11.2019 to present)
    • Diversity Committee (11.2019 to present)
  • Legal Aid at Work
    • Workers’ Rights Clinic, Supervising Attorney (2006 to present)
    • Disability Rights Clinic, Supervising Attorney (2018 to present)
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
    • Elimination of Bias in the Judiciary, Northern California Chair
    • Legislative Committee
    • Women’s Committee
    • Arbitration Task Force
    • Racial Justice Task Force
  • Transgender Law Center, Pro Bono Legal Services (3.2018 to present)
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Contra Costa County, Judicial Bias Committee
  • Robert G. McGrath American, Inn of Court
  • Skate Like a Girl, Board of Director

Past Volunteer Activities Include

  • Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), Employment Litigation Advisory Committee (11.2018-11.2020)
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Walnut Creek Courthouse Naming Taskforce (11.2018-3.2019)
  • Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, Editorial Board (1.2017-12.2018)
  • Contra Costa County Commission for Women and Girls (9.2016-10.2017)
    • Commission Co-Chair
    • Gender Bias Sub-Committee Chair
    • Legislative Committee Co-Chair
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section
    • President (2013)
    • Vice President (2012)
    • MCLE Coordinator (2014)
    • Board Member (2011-2015)
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association, Women’s Section Board Member (2014)

Speaking Events

  • The Early Use of Experts in Wage and Hour Litigations, Continuing Legal Education (March 4, 2011)
  • Mysterious Elements of California Labor Code, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section (March 22, 2011)
  • 2011 Employment Law Update, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section (January 25, 2012)
  • 2012 Wage & Hour Update, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section (February 19, 2013)
  • Employers & Employees, The Workplace Jungle, Can it be Paradise?, City of San Ramon Chamber of Commerce (September 19, 2013)
  • Women – What You Need to Know About Taking Leave, Asian American Bar Association (November 13, 2013)
  • Women in the Workplace, Contra Costa County Bar Association MCLE Spectacular (November 22, 2013)
  • Women in the Workplace II:  The Female Attorney, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Women’s Section (November 18, 2014)
  • The Morning After, What Happens After an Investigation, Society of Human Resource Management, Annual Conference (March 4, 2015)
  • Day of Trial Settlement Conference Tips from the Bench & Settlement Mentor Experts, Contra Costa County Bar Association MCLE Spectacular (November 20, 2015)
  • Equal Means Equal, Movie Panel Discussion, Contra Costa Commission on Women (August 26, 2016)
  • Politics, Free Speech & The Workplace, California Women Lawyers, In-House Counsel Network Puzzle Series (August 24, 2017)
  • Advocating for Ourselves and Our Peers: How to Gain, Grow and Maintain the Momentum, California Women Lawyers, Annual Conference, Morning Keynote Speaker (May 4, 2018)
  • Status of Employment Law, Plaintiff Perspective, Human Capital Group (September 25, 2018)
  • Tax Consequences of Employment Law Settlements, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment and Taxation Sections (October 24, 2018)
  • “Fake News” & Social Media’s Impact on Subconscious Gender Bias for Female Lawyers, Santa Clara County Bar Association Women Lawyers Section (November 7, 2018)
  • Zero Tolerance: Interrupting Bias using the ABA’s Toolkit, California Women Lawyers Annual Conference (September 20, 2019)
  • Employment Law Legislative Update, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section (January 9, 2020)
  • Status of Sexual Harassment in the Law, Contra Costa County Legal Professionals Association (January 15, 2020)
  • A Look at California Women Lawyer’s Legislative and Gender Equity Task Force Work, Women Lawyers of Sacramento (January 23, 2020)
  • Law Firm Management, COVID19, and Social Distancing – The Employment and Ethical Impacts for Your Law Practice, Continuing Education of the Bar (March 19, 2020)
  • COVID19 and Employment Law Issues, Contra Costa County Bar Association (April 16, 2020)
  • COVID19 & Employment, A Discussion of the Nearly Daily Changes in Employment Law, San Francisco Paralegal Association (April 23, 2020)
  • Real Talk – Employment Law, COVID-19 and Essential Workers, Facebook Live and Instagram (May 9, 2020)
  • Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective on the COVID Situation, Human Capital Group (May 26, 2020)
  • Language Matters – Gender Equity in Language, Continuing Education of the Bar (July 9, 2020)
  • Social Media, Politics and Free Speech in the New Remote Workplace, Continuing Education of the Bar (September 2020)
  • COVID-19, What Litigators Can Expect and How to Be Prepared, Association of Defense Counsel (September 16, 2020)
  • Behind From The Start: Sex, Gender and Race Bias In The Courtroom and Across The Table, California Employment Lawyers Association (October 9, 2020)
  • Politics & Social Media’s Impact on the Remote Workplace, California Lawyers Association (October 15, 2020)
  • A Discussion Regarding Proposition 22, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Labor & Employment Committee (October 28, 2020)
  • Employment Law During COVID-19: Social Media, Politics & The Remote Workplace, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Labor & Employment Committee (November 10, 2020)

Publications

  • Undocumented Workers Are Entitled to Vote in Union Elections – But are They “Employees” Under the Law? 30 Golden Gate U.L. Rev. 57 (March Session 2000)
  • “Inside” Guest Editor’s Column, Co-Guest Editor, Employment Law, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (April 2013)
  • “Wolf at Work”, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (February 2015)
  • The First Female Lawyer in California: Clara S. Foltz, 1hour Elimination of Bias, Contra Costa County Bar Association Self-Study (November 20, 2015)
  • Employment Law Perspective, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (June 2016)
  • A Brief Overview of the Transgender Employee in California & Their Rights in the Workplace, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (February 2017)
  • “Covfefe” and the Workplace – California Labor Code’s Anti-Retaliation Provisions in the Modern Day Political Workplace, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (July 2017)
  • Inside: Employment Law and the Changing Political Scene, Guest Editor, Employment Law, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (July 2017)
  • Employment Law Legislative Update, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (February 2018)
  • The Erie Silence of “#MeToo-In-The-Law”, the Gender Bias Impact, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (March 2018)
  • Equal Means Equal, Guest Editor, Women in the Law, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (March 2018)
  • Fact Pattern: When Work, Family and Business Collide, Co-Writer, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (September 2018)
  • A Rewarding Endeavor, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (December 2018)
  • Language Matters, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (March 2020)

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