Employment Litigation

The Firm has wide-ranging experience in all aspects of employment practices litigation (EPL) such as lawsuits relating to trade secrets and unfair competition, multi-plaintiff and individual plaintiff discrimination, statutory discrimination, whistle-blower, harassment, wage and hour issues or contract and tort claims, among others.

We provide effective employment litigation counseling for companies and individuals. We deal with employment policies, consulting arrangements, negotiation of executive employment agreements, executive compensation, employment contracts, employee handbooks. We also conduct internal investigations and advise clients on workplace policies and practices.

We work with State and federal laws to avoid exposing the company to claims of discrimination or wrongful termination claims following lay-offs, shutdowns and transfers.

Moreover we handle state and local employment litigation statutes and several acts such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), among others. We bring a wide range of expertise to employment practices litigation which, when coupled with our proven ability to try cases, we are in a position to assist in bringing about the resolution of employment related claims and litigation in the most expeditious, economic and appropriate manner.

The United States Department of Justice has its own Employment Litigation Section which enforces against state and local government employers the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other federal laws.  It prohibits employment practices that discriminate on grounds of race, sex, religion, and national origin. It also enforces against state and local government employers and private employers the Uniformed Services Employment Litigation and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994, which prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee or applicant for employment because of such person’s past, current or future military obligation.

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States, improve working conditions, advance opportunities for profitable employment, and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Whether representing the interests of an employer in underlying litigation brought by the present or former employee, or acting for an insurer in examining the coverage available relative to a particular matter, we have handled virtually every type of employment litigation situation, including the following:

  • Drafting employment and severance agreements and set policies on both.
  • Handling employment practice problems, including EEOC and state-based discrimination claims made on the basis of dealing with age, sex or race.

Auditing human resources departments and revamping employee applications, leave and insurance policies, disciplinary procedures, etc., all based on a concerns about employment litigation liability.

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