Megan Goddard is an employment discrimination lawyer devoted to protecting equality in the workplace. She represents victims of all types of discrimination, including race, gender, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation and national origin, as well as victims of sexual harassment and discrimination-based retaliation. Megan also represents whistleblowers. Her clients face discrimination in various workplaces, including hospitals, law firms, factories, grocery stores, schools, transportation companies, insurance companies, retail stores, restaurants and child care centers, among others. Megan’s unwavering commitment to advocating for equal opportunities in the workplace extends beyond her legal practice. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA-NY) and is a member of NELA-NY’s Gender Discrimination Committee. Megan is a longtime volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She also volunteers with the I-Mentor organization, Operation Santa Claus and the Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative Foundation.
Siobhan Klassen is an employment discrimination lawyer who is passionate about protecting the rights of employees to be free from a discriminatory workplace. She has represented a wide-range of clients who have been victims of discrimination, including clients with intersecting claims of discrimination. Siobhan has also represented clients with unique or novel claims of discrimination and continues to work to advance anti-discrimination law. Prior to joining Goddard Law PLLC, Siobhan worked in both law firms and not-for-profit firms, including the Gender Equality Law Center, where she focused on impact litigation. Recently, she has focused on employee protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before litigating employment discrimination claims, Siobhan was a Fellow of Hofstra Law School’s Access to Justice Incubator, where she represented low-income individuals in a variety of legal claims. Siobhan is a member of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Associate and admitted to practice in New York and California.
Adam Grogan (He/They) is an employment discrimination attorney with a particular affinity for protecting the rights of Queer employees in the state of New York. Adam has been recognized by the National Law Journal as a Trailblazing Plaintiff’s Lawyer for 2023. Prior to joining Goddard Law, Adam was a Senior Associate with a large national plaintiff’s employment firm representing employees in New York and across the country. Adam has a wealth of experience in state and federal courts in New York City and around New York State, as well as in front of bodies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights
Frances Codd Slusarz
Fran Slusarz is an employment discrimination and civil rights lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience fighting for workers’ rights. She represents female firefighters in sex discrimination and hostile work environment claims; municipal employees in failure to represent claims against their unions; LGBTQ employees chosen for termination based on “fit” issues arising after their statuses became known to the employer; and employees affected by long COVID and mental health issues in disability discrimination claims. Fran also represents employees of publicly-traded companies in securities law whistleblower claims
Fran’s commitment to improving the workplace started in law school, where she delivered her paper, “Workplace Stress Claims Resulting from September 11th,” to the 55th Annual NYU Conference on Labor and Employment Law. Fran is currently an Associate Editor of Litigation News, a publication of the American Bar Association. When Fran isn’t working, she can be found knitting, sewing, or photographing things she sees and likes.
Susan Kuralt is an experienced paralegal dedicated to justice for workers and provides knowledgeable and careful assistance to the employment attorneys at Goddard Law.
Ms. Kuralt graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Japanese from Washington University in St. Louis, studied the Japanese language at Waseda University in Tokyo, and earned an acting Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater Arts from Brandeis University.
Ms. Kuralt served for four years as the administrative director of New York Insight Meditation Center and taught meditation classes. Her legal career began when she worked as a paralegal for a busy solo civil rights attorney for three years. She then went on to work for 12 years as a paralegal and administrator at other New York based employment and civil rights firms.
Jessica Reid is an experienced paralegal with Goddard Law, committed to providing the best legal support to the attorneys and workers our firm represents.
Jessica Reid earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from Florida International University (FIU), and her Juris doctor degree, from FIU’s School of Law. Jessica Reid then became a member of the New Jersey Bar in 2018, and began her legal career as a plaintiff-side employment lawyer for a boutique firm in New York City.
While Jessica is very passionate about employment law, in 2021, she decided to transition into a more supportive role as a litigation paralegal. Since then, she has worked at other plaintiff-side employment law firms in New York and today, continues to live out her passion to stand up for employees who have been discriminated against.
Kimberly is an experienced paralegal and intake specialist. She discovered her passion for giving a voice to employees during her years as a paralegal for a Workers Compensation Firm in Utah. Since then she has worked with Goddard Law and uses her passion and skillset to help employees seeking legal representation who have been discriminated against in the workplace feel heard. Kimberly builds trust and provides information to potential clients and active clients to aid our firm provide the best legal representation.
Hailey Miller is Goddard Law’s legal intern. She is primarily responsible for drafting and editing legal documents, conducting legal research, and providing assistance to the attorneys at Goddard Law.
Hailey is currently pursuing her Juris Doctor degree at New York Law School, where she is the co-founder and vice president of the Digital Asset Legal Association, a member of the Employment and Labor Law Student Association, and affiliated with the Tricarico Institute for the Business of Law and In-House Counsel. This past semester, Hailey was awarded the Nicola & Adele Ferrara Scholarship and the Starr Foundation Scholarship for academic excellence.
Upon graduating from law school, Hailey is determined to pursue a career as an employment discrimination lawyer and join the fight for equal opportunities in the workplace by refusing to allow unlawful employers to get away with exploiting employees.