Anita York

Anita York



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Anita York is a partner at Scott & Whitehead. On behalf of employers, Ms. York has litigated issues in a variety of areas, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims. Her counseling practice includes advising employers on a broad range of employment-related matters, conducting management training programs and seminars, and preparing employee handbooks, policies and agreements. Ms. York also conducts internal investigations, and counsels clients who are conducting internal investigations in response to employee complaints of discrimination, harassment, or other wrongdoing.

Ms. York earned her law degree from the University of Southern California where she was the Chief Production Editor for the Review of Law and Women's Studies. She was also a quarter-finalist in the prestigious Hale Moot Court Honors Program. During law school, Ms. York served as an intern with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and as an extern with the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Ms. York is a member of the Orange County Bar Association Litigation Section, as well as its Labor and Employment Law Section, of which she is a past Chair. She is also a charter member of the Association of Workplace Investigators.

Ms York co-authored the 2016 (Sixth Edition) of Documentation, Discipline & Discharge and the 2016 (Eighth Edition) of Employment Law 101.

Ms. York resides with her family in Mission Viejo, California.

Practice Specialties

Employee Handbooks and Personnel Policies

In conjunction with her employer advice and counseling practice, Ms. York specializes in the preparation of and review of employee...more

Employer/Management Training

Along with her extensive work preparing and reviewing employee handbooks and...more

Workplace Investigations
Sooner or later, almost every employer faces the need to investigate allegations of misconduct by one or more of its employees...more

Defense of Individual Defendants in Multi-Party Litigation
On behalf of businesses, Ms. York has litigated issues in a variety of areas, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour,...more