Jaya Bajaj has effectively represented employers across a wide array of industries (e.g. technology, staffing, property management, financial services, healthcare, and nonprofit) in single-plaintiff, class, and representative actions under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She has litigated disputes regarding wage and hour law, retaliatory discharge, discrimination, and breach of contract in federal and state courts, and before arbitrators. She has also represented clients before administrative agencies, including the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Jaya served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James B. Zagel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and was an intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago.

Jaya is proficient in Hindi.


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