Taneska L. Jones
I grew up in the small town of Shepherd, Texas and graduated
magna cum laude from The University of Texas at Dallas. I obtained my law degree from
the University of Houston Law Center. During law school, I was an active
member of Moot Court and served as community service chair of the Black
Law Students Association where I mentored high school students and volunteered
at numerous community events. I also interned with the Honorable Frances
H. Stacy, the Office of the Texas Attorney General, and the University
of Houston’s Office of the General Counsel.
As an Associate at Shellist Lazarz Slobin, I primarily represent employees
who have experienced workplace discrimination, harassment, or retaliation
in violation of federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act, Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code, the Americans with Disabilities
Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. I handle wage and hour violations
under the Fair Labor Standards Act and assist clients seeking unemployment
benefits through the Texas Workforce Commission. I also advise clients
on severance and non-compete agreements.
I am humbled by the opportunity to advocate for my clients faced with stressful
circumstances involving their livelihoods and the way in which they provide
for their families. I will patiently explain your rights, listen to your
concerns, and vigorously represent you in the administrative process,
settlement negotiations, and in court. Furthermore, I assist employers
in developing and implementing effective anti-discrimination and harassment
practices and policies that promote a healthy and productive work environment.
I am licensed to practice in the State of Texas and the United States Southern
District of Texas. I am an active member of the National Employment Lawyers
Association (“NELA”) Houston chapter. I enjoy mentoring aspiring
attorneys and volunteer with the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (“JIOP”)
as a 2015 alumna. If you have been wronged by your employer or would like
to ensure that your business is in compliance with state and federal workplace
laws, please contact Shellist Lazarz Slobin today.
- NELA Houston - Treasurer (2019-2021)
- Houston Bar Association
- Association of Women Attorneys - Houston
For experienced representation in a complex employment law mater,
contact Shellist Lazarz Slobin today! Schedule a case review by calling: (713) 352-3433.