Grissel Seijo, Esq.
Deputy Regional President (Region VIII-Florida), Hispanic National Bar Association
Associate, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Grissel Seijo thrives as an employment litigator, counselor and strategist. Employers depend on her legal know-how and her proven negotiation skills to secure positive results and resolve workplace legal challenges.
Grissel represents management in a range of industries, including financial services, construction, trucking, hospitality, healthcare and telecommunications. Some of her single-plaintiff and class-action litigation successes include:
As second chair, won federal court jury verdict for national pediatric home care company that was sued for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Defeating a disability and race discrimination complaint at the district court and appellate court levels by a call-center employee against a global financial services company.
Favorably resolving a 15-plaintiff complaint regarding an English-only policy for a hotel in south Florida.
Defending an ADA access claim against a fast-food franchise location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Favorably resolving an age discrimination allegation against a manufacturer.
Her litigation experience extends to federal and state courts, as well as government agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. Tapping her bilingual adeptness, she guides multinational clients in the Caribbean and Latin America on employment issues.
Prior to her law practice, Grissel immersed herself in teaching and counseling in New York City. She led high school classes in science and math, worked with low-income, first-generation college students and supported abused women. These daily interactions fostered a deep discernment of people, which enhanced her ability to negotiate with employees and advise managers and executives.
In her counseling capacity, Grissel has guided a telecommunication company with preparation of a multistate handbook supplement. She also has assisted human resource professionals with hiring, offer letters, onboarding, nondisclosure and restrictive covenant agreements, employee handbooks, severance documents and dismissals. Fluent in Spanish, Grissel has been tapped in the preparation of bilingual work-related materials that are legally compliant.
Grissel is also a sought-after lecturer and writer on these topics: hiring/firing, corrective actions, internal investigations, wage and hour issues, employment policies, restrictive covenants and compliance.