Employment Law

Everything from Discrimination Claims & Non-Competes to Wrongful Discharge

Employment litigation and administrative agency cases require specialized knowledge of the ever-changing area of employment law. The successful defense of these cases requires the ability to balance intensity of defense with an awareness of how an administrative officer or a juror might view the facts of any given situation. These skills have become all the more important as discrimination litigation presents more challenges from the employer’s perspective with the availability of a jury trial in many circumstances.

Our employment law practice group handles cases ranging from cutting edge issues of ADA “reasonable accommodation” claims of employees with AIDS, to age discrimination claims, to Family and Medical Leave Act claims, to the more well-known discrimination claims based on sex, age or race. The description of the number and types of actions we have defended is extensive, and has also included hostile environment claims, constructive discharge claims, reverse discrimination and third party claims of harassment. Our practice also includes wrongful discharge claims involving assertions of retaliation for filing worker’s compensation claims, service letter cases and alleged “whistleblower” claims.

Our attorneys also represent management in benefits-related claims, such as severance packages, ERISA and COBRA matters. Of course, these arise both independently and in the context of other claims, whether discrimination or the attempted enforcement of an employment agreement. Our practice group also handles employment business disputes such as those arising out of covenants not to compete.