Employment Law & Litigation
The Firm’s experienced team of trial attorneys are in familiar territory in every aspect of management-side employment law and litigation. Not only do we try cases in state and federal courts and administrative hearings, but we frequently teach substantive and procedural labor and employment law and litigation seminars to fellow lawyers.
The Firm is renowned for its efficient, cost-effective, practical handling of client matters.
Whether you have a question about FMLA eligibility or have been named as a defendant in a class action lawsuit, we are there to best serve the interests of management. We are skilled in every phase of the employment process: business formation, hiring practices, day-to-day counseling and regulatory compliance, disciplinary matters, employee termination, separation agreements, dispute resolution, litigation, grievance arbitration, court and jury trials and appeals.
Our experience extends to defending every type of employment-related claim involving a protected status, including claims based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, disability discrimination and sexual harassment; wage and hour law; wrongful discharge; breach of contract; employment torts including defamation; interference with contract rights; and intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress.
We litigate injunction and enforcement proceedings for confidentiality and noncompetition agreements to protect our clients' trade secrets from theft or misuse by employees and competitors.
Our labor and employment attorneys are skilled in the arbitration and mediation of workplace disputes and are called upon by fellow practitioners to serve as mediators.
Siegel O'Connor handles the following employment law and litigation issues:
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Civil Rights Litigation
- CHRO & EEOC Compliance
- Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
- Employee Benefits/ERISA
- Employee Handbooks
- Employment at Will
- Employment Contracts and Severance Agreements
- Family and Medical Leave Act (State and Federal)
- Harassment Claims and Investigations
- Independent Contractor Issues
- Supervisory Training
- Personnel Policies
- Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secret Agreements
- Retaliation Claims
- Sexual Harassment
- WARN Compliance
- Whistle Blower
- Workplace Diversity
- Workplace Violence
- Wrongful Discharge