Welcome to Sherry Downer Law in Tucson Arizona
Employment and Labor Relations
Ms. Downer represents companies in litigation before courts and administrative agencies on a variety of business and employment disputes including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, non-competition and trade secrets. She advises companies on an extensive variety of employment issues including those previously mentioned as well as family and medical leave, disability, accommodation, and the National Labor Relations Act, and she drafts policies, conducts employee and management level training and internal investigations, and regularly writes and speaks about employment matters. Ms. Downer also has experience in federal sector employment law, including grievances, arbitration, EEO, and labor organization issues.
National Border Patrol Council Puerto Rico (Ramey Sector) Detail Class Action
In late 2017, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Agency”) announced, orally and/or in writing to currently employed United States Border Patrol Agents that it was seeking agents for details and/or assignments to travel to Ramey Sector in Puerto Rico and assist with Hurricane Maria relief efforts. The Agency excluded any agent with “family ties” to Puerto Rico, thus discouraging agents from applying and/or denying them an opportunity to participate based on their own Hispanic/Puerto Rican race and/or national origin and/or their association with others of Hispanic/Puerto Rican race and/or national origin. The National Border Patrol Council, through the Law Office of Sherry J. Downer PLLC, initiated informal EEO counseling and filed individual and class action complaints on behalf of a number of identified agents including the class representative, Durango Ayala-Quinones (“Class Agent”). For more information regarding the class action lawsuit, visit http://www.nbpcprclassaction.com.