Nancy Kramer, Esq. is a veteran ADR professional who has served as a mediator in more than 600 cases covering a wide range of disputes with a particular emphasis on employment cases. Ms. Kramer also has significant experience in resolving disputes tied to family matters, co-op and condo disputes, personal injury, and contract cases. She has also arbitrated numerous employment matters.
Ms. Kramer is known for her ability to relate well to a wide range of people and issues with energy and tenacity. Ms. Kramer's years of experience as a mediator have contributed to her deep love and trust in the ADR process, clients and organizations alike have benefitted from her expertise. Her breadth of experience, patience, and creativity help clients identify solutions to complex issues.
- Mediated hundreds of employment cases involving allegations of wrongful termination; violation of FLSA; failure to promote; harassment; unlawful discrimination (race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin); and co-worker clashes; hostile work environment; retaliation, as well as breaches of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses. These cover a wide variety of industries including technology, recruitment, fashion as well as government agencies. Examples of cases successfully mediated include:
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case involving 14 nightclub employees, some still employed by defendant, many of whom spoke little English.
- Sexual harassment/wrongful termination cases brought by two different ex-employees of a major electronics chain who had worked at two separate locations. The settlements reached were quite different but the joint mediation, instigated by the attorney for claimants, worked well.
- Breach of contract matter involving confidentiality provision in FLSA settlement agreement.. The employer, which sought the mediation, had held up scheduled payments to all the employees.
- Major corporation was alleged by several hearing-impaired employees, with different degrees of impairment, to have failed to distinguish between employees' varying needs and make reasonable accommodations. After mediation with a sign interpreter, a tiered accommodation was structured and the complaint dropped.
- Alleged violation of non-solicitation agreement by ex-employee in technology firm who was followed to new employer by several colleagues; employee claimed that they sought him out.
- Claim of theft of trade secrets by ex-employee of claning products corporation.
- Failure to promote allegation by mid-level employee claiming racial discrimination.
- Arbitrated (usually as chair) numerous FINRA employment cases involving allegations of wrongful termination; denial of bonus to which employee was entitled; breach of non-compete and/or non-solictation clauses.
- Mediated and served as a facilitator in a major state college dispute involving over-spending and curriculum priorities. A full-day session with various break-out sessions resolved the immediate conflict and left the department better able to communicate.