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Nikki L. Wilson Crary

Orange County

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Nikki Wilson Crary is an Associate in the Orange County, California office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is focused on counseling in the areas of sports compliance, health and safety issues in sports, NAIA and NCAA compliance.

Ms. Crary also practices employment litigation on behalf of management as well as advice and counsel on all employment issues. She has litigated single and multi-plaintiff cases, in both state and federal courts, as well as before state administrative agencies, on all aspects of employment law from wage and hour to harassment, discrimination, and disabilities cases. She also practices before such tribunals as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement and the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

Ms. Crary’s practice includes litigation under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, including but not limited to disability, harassment, and discrimination; Title VII, California Labor Codes; Federal Labor Standards Act; Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, California Family Rights Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Cal-OSHA.

Ms. Crary has been a contributor to the Sports Litigation Alert and to the Matthew Bender treatise on OSHA’s standards regarding crane and derrick regulations. She also regularly contributes to the Collegiate and Professional Sports Law Blog on the Jackson Lewis website.

Published Works

  • “Construction and Safety and Health: The View from Washington, D.C.,” Construction Executive, (October 2011) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Title IX –Gender Equity” and “Sexual Harassment,” National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Convention (2012)
  • “Legal Issues in Athletics: Concussion Management/Sickle Cell Testing,” National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Convention (2011)
  • “Legal Ramifications of Concussive Injuries," merican College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (June 2011)
  • "Concussions in Athletics," National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention (June 2010)

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March 4, 2013

U.S. Department of Education's "Dear Colleague Letter" Highlights Schools' Responsibility for Accommodating Disabled Students in Extracurricular Activities

March 4, 2013

On Friday, January 25, 2013, the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” focusing on the importance of access to and participation in extracurricular activities for students with disabilities. Many pundits have described this event as the most significant development... Read More

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California’s Transgender Rights Law
January 6, 2014

As public school students in California return to school from winter break, school administrators must be prepared to allow students to participate in school activities in accordance with their gender identity under California’s new Transgender Rights law, which took effect on January 1, 2014. Read More

NFL Asks Applicants about Sexual Orientation – Is it Discrimination?
April 4, 2013

Reports of potential NFL players being asked such questions as “Do you like girls?” have surfaced and are being criticized as apparent attempts to ascertain the individual player’s sexual orientation. Read More

NFL Faces Former Players In Lawsuits For Claimed Failure To Disclose Dangers
June 15, 2012

 A class action has been filed on behalf of reportedly 2,138 former NFL players against the NFL. They claim the NFL failed to disclose known links of head trauma and permanent brain injury. The June 7th class action consolidates 81 lawsuits that were filed through May 25 against the leagu. Read More