Employment Litigation - Management

CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

Our attorneys protect employers and their businesses from claims or wrongful actions of current and/or former employees. We have significant experience successfully defending employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Virginia Human Rights Council, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Virginia Unemployment Commission and other state and federal agencies. We also have extensive trial experience in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings representing employers in all types of employment litigation.

Our lawyers defend employers in both individual and class/collective actions against the following types of claims:

  • Breach of contract 
  • Defamation
  • Employment discrimination and/or harassment on any basis- race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information and any other status protected under local, state or federal law.
  • Employee Benefits claims (ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference or other claims  
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Negligent hiring or retention
  • Retaliation or Whistleblower claims
  • Wage and Hour (FLSA) claims involving minimum wage and overtime issues; and
  • Wrongful termination

Our attorneys work closely with our clients in these litigation matters, often in conjunction with EPLI carriers.  We listen to our client’s goals and are very responsive to their inquiries, keeping them regularly updated on any pending litigation.

Claims Against Former Employees

In addition, when current or former employees misuse or appropriate an employer’s confidential information or property, we have attorneys who can seek injunctive or monetary relief to protect our management clients. This can include litigating claims against employees and potential competitors such as:

  • Breach of Contract  - restrictive covenants, non-disclosure, intellectual property claims, etc.
  • Tortious Interference with Contract; and
  • Business Conspiracy

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