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Sander van der Heide


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Sander van der Heide is an Associate in the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has more than six years of experience representing public entities and private employers in employment litigation matters, including class action and single plaintiff cases.

Mr. van der Heide represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. He served as second chair counsel in an age discrimination class action case, which resulted in a defense verdict. In addition to litigation, he also provides preventative advice and counsel on best employment practices.

While attending law school, Mr. van der Heide was an Articles Editor for the Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal and was awarded the Witkin Award for Top Student in Trial Advocacy I, as well as the CALI Award for Top Student in Civil Litigation Concentration Seminar.

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Refusing Employee’s Attempt to Rescind Resignation Was Not Actionable
April 28, 2017

In what appears to be an issue previously undecided under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Second District Court of Appeals in California held that an employer’s refusal to allow an at-will employee to rescind her resignation is not a proper basis for a disability discrimination lawsuit. Read More

SB 1241: Forum Selection and Choice of Law Clauses The Long Arm of California Law Just Got Longer
October 25, 2016

For employers with California employees, there seems to be no way to avoid California’s complicated and protective employment laws, and things just got a bit more complicated. Read More

California Teacher Tenure Laws Upheld by Appellate Court
April 21, 2016

Overturning a trial court ruling, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held that teacher tenure laws are constitutional in the case of Vergara v. State of California, decided April 14, 2016. Read More