Related Service Areas
- Employment Law Lunch and Learn: Employment Contracts - the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
- St. Louis e-Law Workshop - Bits, Bytes and Tweets: Decoding the legal and ethical implications of the electronic workplace
- Employment Law Lunch-and-Learn: 7 Important HR Policies
Newsletters & Bulletins
- Client Bulletins, An In-Depth Look at the EEOC's New Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination
- Client Bulletins, Same-Sex Marriage and the FMLA: What Employers Need to Know
- Executive Labor Summary, Executive Labor Summary - May/June 2014
- Executive Labor Summary, Executive Labor Summary - March/April 2014
- Client Bulletins, "Potential" Qualification for FMLA Leave Doesn't Cut It, Appeals Court Says
- Client Bulletins, Think Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Protection Doesn't Apply to Your Company? Think Again.
- Client Bulletins, BYOD Requires BYOB: How to Handle the Challenges Inherent in a "Bring Your Own Device" Program
- Client Bulletins, Can Your Severance Agreement Survive the EEOC?
- Client Bulletins, Mandatory Sick Leave Imminent for New York City Employers
- Client Bulletins, Electronic Signatures: What Every Employer Needs to Know
- Client Bulletins, Changes to Law Require Timely and Complete Responses to Unemployment Claims
- Client Bulletins, Three Strikes and You're Out! Georgia's New Law on Employer Responses to Unemployment Insurance Claim Notices
- Client Bulletins, Biometric Hand Scanner Causes "Mark of the Beast" Lawsuit
- Client Bulletins, Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy: Is the Big Apple Leading the Way?
- Client Bulletins, In Missouri, Don't Wait To Raise That Timeliness Issue
- Client Bulletins, Now, More Than Ever: Make Sure Your Criminal Background Policy is "Individualized" Enough
- Client Bulletins, New NLRB Advice on Rules for Confidentiality of Workplace Investigations
- Client Bulletins, Plaintiff With Moot Claim Can't Represent Others in FLSA Collective Action, Supreme Court Says
- Client Bulletins, You Buy the Business, You Buy Its Sins - Seventh Circuit Reminds Business Buyers of Successor Liability for Federal Employment Law Violations
- Client Bulletins, Plaintiff Must Individually Arbitrate "Pattern-or-Practice" Claim Under Title VII, Second Circuit Says
- Client Bulletins, Standard Fire Decision Makes It Harder for Class Plaintiffs to Stay in State Court
- Client Bulletins, NEW FMLA RULE TAKES EFFECT MARCH 8: Military and Flight Crew Changes, and More
- Client Bulletins, Reminder: Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance and Reporting Changes Effective January 1, 2013
- Client Bulletins, Supreme Court Backs Arbitration Again - In Non-Compete Case
- Client Bulletins, Election Headquarters 2012
- Preventive Medicine, Patient Concerns Make Social Media Even Trickier for Healthcare Employers
- Client Bulletins, Seattle's Paid Leave Ordinance Just May Make Employers Sick... Even If They're in Peoria
- Constangy FYI, Don't Be A Title III ADA "Test Case." Here's How To Fight Back
- Client Bulletins, Social Media and the Law: An In-Depth Look
- Client Bulletins, Title VII Protects Transgender Employees, EEOC Says
- Client Bulletins, EEOC Breaks Out New Guidance On Use Of Criminal Background Checks In Employment Decisions
- Client Bulletins, Is Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for Hackers Only? Ninth Circuit Says Yes, and Supreme Court May Have to Make Final Call
- Client Bulletins, Brinker Decision by California Supreme Court Clarifies Meal and Rest Period Obligations
- Client Bulletins, What Constitutes "Reasonable Factors Other Than Age?" The EEOC's Final Regulation Raises the Bar for Employers to Establish Defense to ADEA Claims
- Client Bulletins, NO FISHING: Court Refuses to Enforce Overbroad "Pattern or Practice" Subpoena From EEOC
- Client Bulletins, Feds Are Gearing Up for Veterans' Return to the Workforce, and Employers Must Prepare as We Welcome Our Veterans Home
- Client Bulletins, Here's the Skinny on the Proposed “Military” FMLA Regs
- Constangy FYI, Proposed FMLA REGS Address Expanded Military Leave, Airline Flight Crews
- Client Bulletins, Non-Union Arbitration Agreement Violates Employee Rights, NLRB Says
- Client Bulletins, Clarifying the Cat's Paw: Just how independent does "independent" have to be?
- Client Bulletins, Is the EEOC Setting up Employers for Spoliation Claims?
- Client Bulletins, Ouch! Supreme Court Wal-Mart Decision Is a Blow to Plaintiffs
- Client Bulletins, No More "Business As Usual": ADAAA Regulations Will Be a Bear for Employers
- Client Bulletins, Employers Should Consider Waivers Of Class Claims In Light Of Supreme Court Decision
- Client Bulletins, How To Avoid the Dreaded "Cat's Paw" In Light of Staub
- Client Bulletins, Title VII Bars Retaliation Against Fiance, Supreme Court Says
- Client Bulletins, GINA: It's More Than Just a Pretty Name
- Client Bulletins, Much Ado About Little: New FMLA Interpretation Not as Dramatic as it Seems
- Client Bulletins, Can't Keep Up With The FMLA-Military Amendments? Apparently, Neither Can The DOL.
Litigation; Employment Litigation Prevention and Defense
Policy development, employee relations, employee and management training, defense of administrative charges, and litigation defense, including in the following areas: class action litigation, business ethics/employee conflict-of-interest issues, equal employment opportunity, diversity, wrongful discharge, EEO and workers’ compensation retaliation, harassment, family and medical leave law, disability accommodations, religious accommodations, covenants not to compete, unfair trade practices, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and employment-related torts. Advice and drafting of employment agreements; defense of litigation related to breach of express or implied employment contract; negotiation and drafting related to severance agreements and exit packages.
Employment litigation is different from other types of commercial disputes. An employment lawsuit can disrupt your work environment and hurt your company’s credibility, not only with your employees but also with the public. It’s also one of the few types of litigation in which the motives of your members of management are at issue.
Constangy’s Employment Litigation Prevention and Defense team has more than 50 attorneys covering a broad geographical area with the ability to work across office lines as needed. The team’s depth and expertise allows them to handle the full range of litigation issues – from routine charges of discrimination to highly complex class action lawsuits. They come to the firm with backgrounds at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other governmental entities, judicial clerkships, and with private practice experience.
We can defend you vigorously — in the courts and before government agencies -- when that is the right thing to do. But, where appropriate, we can also help you find solutions to issues in your workplace that may keep you out of court altogether. We also have a bank of management- and employee-training programs that are available at fixed fees.
Attorneys in our Employment team have represented employers in a wide variety of industries, including the following:
- Health care
- Retail and wholesale sales
- Public utilities
- Sports and entertainment
- Food and restaurants/hotels
Our Employment Litigation Prevention and Defense team publishes a bimonthly periodical, Labor & Employment Insights.
If you need assistance from our Employment Litigation Prevention and Defense team, please contact Maureen Knight at MKnight@constangy.com, Randy Loftis at firstname.lastname@example.org or any Constangy attorney.