Human Capital is one of the most critical aspects of any organization. An understanding of the laws that govern the workplace can help both employers and their employees mitigate and even prevent inevitable human errors.

Although we advocate a proactive approach and advance planning to avoid the expense and disruption of litigation, we are prepared to create the best possible solution for our clients when litigation arises. When litigation becomes inevitable, our attorneys have substantial experience in defending a wide variety of lawsuits alleging violations of federal and state employment laws.

Our attorneys won one of the earliest wrongful discharge cases in the U.S. and since continue to defend numerous other clients in cases involving various types of alleged employer misconduct, ranging from defamation, to sexual assault and harassment. We amass significant experience defending both class-wide and individual claims of discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, disabilities and age.

We defend numerous multi-plaintiff or class action cases under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), ERISA and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our attorneys defended more than 30 employment-related class action or attempted class action lawsuits brought against our clients. In many of these cases, we were able to defeat class certification, thus removing most, if not all of, the potential defense costs and liability from the civil action. In addition, our team represents employers in several collective actions filed under the FLSA and state wage and hour statutes.

In addition to collective and class actions, companies are often fraught with single-plaintiff actions which need to be addressed. We have extensive experience defending employers in lawsuits brought by single plaintiffs alleging employment-related claims in federal and state courts across the country.

Employment Litigation & Class Actions

Experience Highlights

Class action defense of a major North American beverage company
Represented a major North American beverage company in a putative class action brought by several convenience store owners asserting violations of 42 more
Defense Verdict in Disability Discrimination Trial
Represented UnumProvident Corporation, a leading benefits provider worldwide, in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed that he was discriminated more
Employment litigation for a telecommunications company
Successfully represented a national telecommunications company and an individual manager in a very sensitive case brought in North Carolina by six more
Race discrimination defense of Fortune 100 pharmacy retailer
Successfully defended a Fortune 100 pharmacy retailer against a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging race discrimination, more

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