E-Mail Sidd Rao
My name is Sidd Rao and I am a trial lawyer with an employment practice
focused on workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act (“Title VII”) and Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code (“Chapter
21”), sexual harassment, disability claims, accommodations, and
the interactive process under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”),
unlawful retaliation of all kinds, rights and responsibilities under the
Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), wage and hour claims under
the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), including exempt/nonexempt
misclassifications, overtime, and minimum wage litigation, whistleblower
laws, breaches of contract, and non-competes and other restrictive covenants.
I am Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of
I routinely negotiate Executive agreements, employment contracts, consulting
agreements, and severance packages. I represent individuals with their
employment law claims under the various state and federal laws. I assist
small businesses with their human resources and labor and employment needs.
If you have questions about what rights may apply in the workplace, if
you need help understanding whether wages are being paid correctly, if
you have an appeal hearing with the Texas Workforce Commission (“TWC”),
if you need help navigating the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(“EEOC”) process, or if you received a “Right to Sue”
and don’t know what to do, I am here for you.
I have experience litigating cases in both State and Federal Court and
I am also skilled in negotiating confidential settlements and resolutions
at an early stage. I am admitted to practice in Texas State and Federal
Courts. I will work with you to determine which labor and employment claims
are relevant in your matter, help you with the required State and Federal
agency requirements and prerequisites, and represent you in Court to ensure
that your rights are vindicated. If you want an attorney who can guide
you through all stages of the legal process, I am here for you.
I am active in my legal community because I believe that attorneys have
a civic duty to give back to the public. I am currently serving as Chair-Elect
of the Houston Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section. I
speak regularly at Texas State Bar and Houston Bar Association legal education
seminars about a variety of employment related topics, such as Supreme
Court cases, sexual harassment, proof and damages in employment matters,
and retaliation. In addition, I have tutored law students in the law of
contracts and presented to local high school students about the importance
of jury duty.
It would be my honor to discuss your case with you to see if I can help
you as I have helped many others. Please call me at 713-621-2277 or email
me at email@example.com so that we can explore whether Shellist Lazarz Slobin
LLP can assist you.