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

Experience Highlights

Race Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
Represented a major defense contractor in a lawsuit in which an employee claimed that he failed to receive certain promotions or job transfers more
Employment litigation for a Fortune 500 retailer
Successfully defended a Fortune 500 retailer in a lawsuit filed by former employee alleging retaliation and wrongful termination arising out more
Stroupe v. BB&T Corporation
Represented Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T) defending Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower suit pending before the U.S. Department of Labor more
Workplace violence defense for fiber optic cable company
Successfully represented a fiber optic cable company in a landmark workplace violence case featured on 60 Minutes. more

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