We understand the importance of maintaining positive employee and employer relationships.  While we have the experience to handle the most difficult legal challenges facing employers, we strive to assist our clients in minimizing problems before they arise by planning, counseling and training not only employers, but also their employees.  We work with employers to develop and implement sound personnel practices and policies, disciplinary procedures, employment agreements and performance evaluations to ensure that clients avoid costly litigation.  We also draft and review non-compete and trade secret agreements. 

Despite an employers’ best efforts, there will be times when a dispute arising out of the employment relationship cannot be resolved between an employer and its employee.  When such a dispute occurs, we have the skill and experience necessary to handle threatened suits; administrative proceedings before the EEOC, OCRC, SERB, and ODJFS; as well as individual and class action litigation. 

A substantial part of our employment law practice involves allegations of employment discrimination because of race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, veteran’s status and age.  In addition, we are experienced in matters involving allegations of retailiation, sexual harassment, workplace intentional tort, FMLA and FLSA violations.  Our attorneys also represent employers in civil rights matters, including free speech and due process claims. 

We assist employers through the dispute process and provide sound legal advice based on their individual circumstances and the knowledge we have acquired over the years handling employment matters.  We know that employment litigation is a stressful time for an employer, and we will ensure that our clients are well informed and make appropriate decisions for themselves and their employees. 

Areas of Focus

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful Discharge
  • Workplace Intentional Torts
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Administrative Proceedings with the EEOC, OCRC, SERB, and ODJFS
  • FMLA, FLSA and ADA Litigation
  • Retaliation
  • Civil Rights
  • Non-compete and Trade Secret Disputes