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Employment Litigation

Practices

You’ve made a personnel decision, now you must be prepared to defend it. Whether you’ve been sued as a company or as a management representative of a company, the employment law world has become a minefield for the unwary business owner, CEO, HR manager, or supervisor. Knowing the laws is half the battle, knowing how to defend a case in court is equally important. Your case may be in federal court or in state court, a jury trial or a bench trial, a single-issue case or a complex case on a protracted litigation calendar.

An experienced litigator will be assigned to your case to carefully plan each stage of the case, through any verdict, appeal, or settlement. At the same time, our skilled lawyers will discuss meaningful litigation options with you and help you achieve your business objectives.

Discrimination and Employment Claims

Our broad range of experience in other employment litigation matters includes defending management on the following issues:

  • Workplace discrimination and retaliation (race, gender, religion, national origin)
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discipline, discharge and wrongful-termination claims
  • Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act claims
  • Workers’ compensation court cases and appeals
  • Wage-hour and employee classification cases
  • Unemployment appeals

Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Litigation

Technological advances have in some ways simplified how work is done, but in many ways have complicated how a company protects its investment. To make your business run smoothly, you’ve put systems in place to allow employees to log in to your networks remotely, have portable devices to enable them to do work anytime and from anywhere, and generally made confidential or proprietary data available to carry on the organization’s mission. What happens when an employee leaves and threatens to take or secretly takes customer information or other confidential information that gives your business its competitive advantage?

Our experience in litigation includes successful prosecution and defense of non-competition or non-solicitation cases, either representing the former employer, the former employee(s) or the new employer. We have appeared before judges and magistrates throughout the state on these types of cases.

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