I’m Lisa Bertini

Employment Law & Workplace Discrimination Specialist

I provide creative, efficient solutions to complex employment issues every day.

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Employment Law

We explain employee rights in the workplace and help evaluate whether employers have violated the law.

Workplace Harassment

Many employees struggle at the receiving end of harassment due to their race, sex, or other protected class status.

Employment Law

We represent executives and other high-level employees in wage payment litigation to recover unlawfully withheld severance pay…

Sexual Harassment

We litigate cases on behalf of employees who have experienced discrimination including cases on behalf of female executives in Equal Pay…

Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination is a distressing reality that many employees face on a daily basis, despite state and federal protections.

Workplace Harassment

A place of work is a place where employees should be allowed to conduct their responsibilities in a productive and welcoming environment…

What Is Workplace Discrimination?

You may be familiar with the word “discrimination.” But do you know what it really means? And do you understand how it applies in the context of your job?

To “discriminate” against someone means to treat that person differently, or less favorably, for some reason. Discrimination can occur while you are at school, at work, or in a public place, such as a mall or subway station. You can be discriminated against by school friends, teachers, coaches, co-workers, managers, or business owners.

What Is Sexual Harassment?

The EEOC has defined sexual harassment in its guidelines as:

Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to such conduct is either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting such individual, or
  • Such conduct has the purpose of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.

Reviews

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2021-02-15
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    Lisa gave me back my self respect in her tenacious handling of my employment situation. Initially she listened, gave advice and was responsive to emails at all times of the day and on weekends as we sorted through the situation. When the time came for her to get involved, I was blown away by her confidence and negotiating skill. I was VERY pleased with the results and highly recommend Lisa.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2021-01-14
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    I was faced with what I perceived was an unfair business practice, and resigned. After the dust settled, the reality of my decision became clear and I was worried. I constantly worried about if I made the right decision or not.I spoke with a trusted colleague who was concerned that I might be leaving options on the table and encouraged me to speak with an attorney. I reached out to 2 locally, 2 north of where I live, and 2 by referral. Either I never heard back from the attorneys, or they had a conflict of interest. However, the 7th one, Ms. Bertini was the charm! I had resolved to give up, but instead gave her office a call. The receptionist was on top of things! She heard my dilemma, was empathetic and patient and quickly jumped to get me an appointment the VERY same day. She also assisted me with being succinct in my description of my dilemma (what a time and money saver). Within an hour, Ms. Bertini reviewed my materials and asked questions, and followed up with me in a very short amount of time. I would’ve remained in doubt about if I made the right decision and left anything behind, she gave me the clarity and closure I needed to move forward in my next venture. I’ve bookmarked Ms. Bertini and her team. It’s great to know I have a group of amazing professionals that are responsive, knowledgeable and at the ready when needed. I am so appreciative and feel FREE to do the next thing. Thank you Ms. Bertini and team!

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2020-12-01
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    From the very beginning Lisa was compassionate when listening to the unfair treatment I received from my employer. I came in tearful and in distress and by the end I felt listened to and like I had an ally in the fight. She was there with me every step of the way and by the end I was very happy. If you are looking for an employment attorney don’t hesitate. Lisa is worth it and more!

  • Gabriel
    Gabriel
    2020-11-19
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    Lisa came recommended from another employee's rights attorney. Right off the bat, Lisa was forthcoming, honest, and realistic. This is great because you are able to gauge how successful your case will be based on precedent and laws. She was a true advocate and champion for my case as we navigated the Federal EEOC process. I filed a discrimination case and she advised me how to structure my Charges based on race, national origin, sex, and sexual orientation. She made calls and hosted meetings on my behalf with other attorneys and Mediator. Even with a fighting spirit, Lisa is tactful, empathetic and caring. Her staff is courteous and overall her firm is responsive. Excellent customer service! It is rare to find honesty in this world, and after facing hardship at work, I was extremely happy to have her on my side. Not only that, she is also well known and respected.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2020-10-13
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    Ms. Bertini was professional and efficient in all discussions and negotiations. She discussed all options and listened to what was the most important to me and negotiated a successful agreement in a very short period of time. She was readily available for discussion and answered all questions in a very timely manner.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    2020-09-15
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    My consultation with Ms Bertini left me feeling empowered, respected and cared for after being terminated from my job. She was knowledgeable, provided me with references and clearly explained what my next steps should be and what to expect. Ms. Bertini and staff thoroughly reviewed my information in a very short time period and I felt they were well prepared for my concerns during the consult. I was spoken to with respect and kindness by Ms. Bertini and all staff and that boosted my confidence during this traumatic time.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2020-08-23
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    Standing up to my employer was the hardest decision that I have ever made. Hiring Lisa Bertini to represent me was hands down the BEST decision that I have ever made. To say that Lisa is phenomenal would be an understatement; she really is a BOSS when it comes to defending her clients. She has the knowledge, the experience, and the credibility to get things done but she was also excellent at involving me and my input before executing any strategy. Her responsiveness was impeccable and she was always one step ahead of everyone else. She had my best interests at heart from the very beginning but she also made sure to never sugar coat things; she kept it real and always set expectations so that I could be as prepared as possible for whatever scenario came our way.My employer certainly tried their hardest to make things absolutely miserable for me - they were hostile and they were arrogant - but Lisa never once waivered. In the end, the outcome exceeded expectations and while we were celebrating our victory, they were going home with their tails between their legs. So, if I had to do it all again, would I? Absolutely, but ONLY with Lisa and her amazing team standing alongside me. I can promise you that you will not regret hiring her to represent you, but you will probably regret it if you don’t hire her. Lisa is, without a doubt, the person you want beside you, not against you, and if you are looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, look no further – Lisa will find it!

  • Mara
    Mara
    2020-05-20
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    I found Lisa Bertini and her staff to be professional and welcoming. I had many questions and Ms. Bertini was very patient with me. We had an added challenge as we were under Covid-19 restrictions! Ms. Bertini and her staff were quick to respond to my emails and phone calls. I was treated fairly and with kind consideration. I recommend her highly.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2020-04-27
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    Two Hampton Roads corporate attorney friends of mine highly recommended Lisa. I was immediately impressed with her ability to listen...empathetic to the obvious & intelligent on the big picture. She challenged me to ensure I knew what I was going up against and educated me on the entire process. Every time there was a response or concern from my past employer's counsel, she immediately notified me. I was involved every step of the way and provided detailed documentation of the matter, so that she had the ammunition required to stand up for what is right. Her staff was attentive, efficient, thorough, and paid attention to every tiny detail, to ensure each moment of negotiation was presented with perfection. The entire process took 11 weeks and would have been quicker, however there were delays on the other party's behalf. Lisa held my past employer accountable for their responsibilities regarding MY rights as their employee. My past employer's General Counsel told me if for some reason he would ever be looking for a job, he would immediately connect with Lisa. He went on further to apologize for the situation at hand and told me he was glad I had hired Lisa from the day she contacted him, as he knew she was a straight-shooter, would be complimentary to work through this predicament, and would ensure I would be treated fairly. In conclusion, I was respected by Lisa, validated by my ex-employer, amicably received every negotiation I requested and needed, and now have Lisa as a trusted, professional friend.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2020-04-24
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    Lisa brought extensive experience to the issue we were facing and efficiently designed a plan to collect the facts. We were able to proceed with confidence and the outcome was fairly based upon facts vs testimony.

  • Janice
    Janice
    2020-03-18
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    Ms. Lisa Ann Bertini was recommended to me by a friend for her outstanding work in employment and labor. She reviewed a separation agreement from my former employer. During our consultation Lisa listened, asked questions and was very compassionate about my situation. Based on her advice I sent a response to HR - However they did not respond. I contacted Lisa again and her followup to my former employer not only prompted a response but a favorable resolution. Lisa is truly a "Rock Star" in my book. I would highly recommend her to anyone that finds themselves in such a situation as mine.

  • anonymous
    anonymous
    2020-03-18
    Avvo

    Originally I had a consultation and ended up needing to use Lisa's services. She was wonderful to work with and genuinely seemed concerned about my situation. I didn't feel like I was there as "just another client". She explained things so they made sense and was timely on all responses. I'd gladly recommend her to anyone!

About Me

Lisa A. Bertini practices at the boutique employment firm of Bertini Law, P.C., in Virginia Beach, and specializes in employment discrimination work. She earned her J.D. from William & Mary Law School and her B.A. from Georgetown. During the first half of her career she represented only employers and companies in employment litigation. Once she opened her own firm she began to specialize in representing employees.
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Bertini Law Firm

1055 Laskin Road
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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