Sidd Rao Partner

"I believe in flexibility of approach and creativity in solutions, but an unwavering dedication to my clients and their cases." 

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 Legal Specialization.

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 so that we can explore whether Shellist Lazarz Slobin can assist you.

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