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Employment litigation

When dissatisfied employees bring claims against their employer, or disputes arise from termination of any employee or group of employees, we help our clients in all facets of defense from arbitration, to investigation and enforcement actions, to other litigation. When litigation is unavoidable, we bring our years of successful employment litigation experience to defend our clients in court.

In first understanding our client's business and workforce policies and practices, we partner to develop and present the best evidence supporting their business decisions. We position compelling evidence for summary judgment motions, judges and juries, settlement or the mediation table. Along the way, we ensure our clients mold their company policies and employee relations to prevent similar future situations. 

When wage and hour disputes arise, we guide clients through Department of Labor (DOL) investigations and settlements, and investigate allegations of unpaid overtime, off-the-clock work and exempt/non-exempt misclassifications. We also have experience with wage-and-hour class actions involving tens of thousands of employees.

We help defend business decisions in employment litigation, including:

  • Race, sex, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, military status national origin discrimination and other protected classes under federal and state employment discrimination statutes
  • Age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and state statutes
  • Disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state statutes
  • Claims for retaliation under anti-discrimination statutes, ERISA, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and state workers’ compensation statutes
  • Management of DOL investigations
  • DOL enforcement actions
  • DOL settlements
  • Wage-and-hour class action defense
  • Breach of contract
  • Promissory estoppel
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Wrongful discharge in violation of public policy
  • Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims