Discrimination and Unlawful Discharge

Preventive counseling is as necessary to employers as a skillful defense against employee and government claims and actions. We counsel and defend employers in:

  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims based on every protected class (including age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and national origin) and arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and similar state anti-discrimination statutes
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Whistleblowing
  • Employment at-will, wrongful discharge, and employment tort claims, including claims for defamation and emotional distress
  • Employment and executive compensation agreements
  • Wage and hour law claims and investigations
  • Defense of employee benefits disputes arising under ERISA
  • Employment-related class actions
  • Employment, noncompetition, and confidentiality agreements

Our litigators have significant experience in class and collective action litigation and represent clients in both state and federal appellate courts.