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Counsel, Employment Litigation

Posted Mar 07
Full Time
On Site
Hayward, California
What to Expect

Tesla is looking for a litigation attorney to join our employment law team. The Counsel, Employment Litigation will represent and defend Tesla in all aspects of employment-related litigation matters.

As a member of Tesla’s fun and fast-paced Legal Department, this attorney will be responsible for handling primarily single plaintiff employment disputes and related litigation matters, including day-to-day aspects of employment litigation matters with the assistance of a paralegal. Key to this role will be substantial experience with all aspects of employment litigation and arbitrations in California. 

What You’ll Do
  • Represent and defend Tesla in all aspects of employment-related litigation matters, including: Title VII, FEHA, and similar laws; affirmative action; disability access and accommodation; employee benefits; harassment and discrimination; unfair labor practice charges; wage and hour claims; wrongful terminations; and reductions in force
  • Engage in factual investigation, analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive, legal research, independently develop, recommend and present defense strategies on a wide range of lawsuits and disputes
  • Respond to complaints and other pleadings, draft and file motions to compel arbitration in California state and federal courts, propound and respond to discovery requests, prepare and file motions, appear in court, and represent Tesla at hearings, mediations, trials and arbitrations
  • Prepare witnesses for deposition and trial
  • Negotiate for the dismissal or resolution of cases at all stages in the litigation process
  • Report out to colleagues on proactive approaches to mitigating legal risk gleaned from litigation matters
What You’ll Bring
  • Licensed attorney with 5-plus years experience in California litigation (state and federal court)
  • Employment law and litigation experience at a law firm or government agency.
  • Experience in employment defense litigation, including initial case assessment, strategy development, propounding and responding to discovery, drafting motions, mediation, arbitration, and court trials
  • Possess an entrepreneurial mindset and take active ownership of your areas of responsibility. Capable of working both autonomously and collaboratively, effective at juggling and prioritizing multiple competing tasks in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • A quick and flexible learner: intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity and risk, and excited by dynamic change
  • Inspire trust, forge relationships quickly, and earn the confidence and cooperation of your business partners. High standards, impeccable integrity and ethics, unquestionable good judgment, well-honed analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program
Expected Compensation

$172,000 - $431,640/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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