Sarah Platt partners with employers of all sizes to find proactive and practical ways to address issues that could otherwise limit the success of employees and companies. Sarah counsels clients every day through challenging leave and accommodation issues under the ADA, FMLA, FFCRA and state laws. Sarah also often serves as an outside investigator and participates on clients’ crisis management teams to respond to harassment and other internal complaints, including those arising at the highest level of an organization. She frequently provides training to clients, from front-line workers to executive leadership, relating to harassment, respect in the workplace, accommodations and leave management, FMLA compliance, pay equity and other legal requirements and best practices. She also works with clients to conduct proactive pay equity audits and implement change. Sarah is a member of Ogletree’s Diversity & Inclusion practice group, advising clients on creating and maintaining an inclusive climate.
Sarah works with clients to avoid litigation and to create a strong record to defend employment actions should it be necessary. When litigation arises, Sarah defends employers against discrimination and retaliation claims before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.