Handling Employment Litigation and Disputes

We help employers find cost-effective solutions to employment issues

Even well-meaning employers can face accusations of discrimination and other unfair conduct. These allegations can be damaging to your company’s reputation and can place a substantial burden on you and your administrative staff. Moreover, employers who do not fully understand employment law and the administrative process can easily make mistakes early in a dispute that can affect them down the road. Our attorneys represent management in employment litigation and proceedings before various state and federal agencies. We understand how employment law disputes play out in practice and advise you how to best resolve these issues.

Providing competent representation for a variety of employment disputes

Our labor lawyers use their understanding of state and federal employment laws to provide counsel and representation to employers regarding a variety of allegations and claims:

  • Race discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Gender discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Disability discrimination
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

As experienced litigators, we are prepared to fight these allegations in court, if necessary, to protect your interests. We also thoroughly understand the unique policies and procedures of the federal and state departments and agencies responsible for enforcing labor and employment laws:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Ohio Division of Industrial Compliance
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Local human relations commissions
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Practical management solutions for employee disputes and complaints

While quality human resources advice can go a long way toward minimizing employee complaints, disputes still can occur and escalate. Employers facing allegations of discrimination or unfair labor practices must be very careful in their approach. Too strong a response could be construed as retaliation. Too weak a response can invite future issues or even be seen as an admission of culpability.

While our attorneys are always prepared to litigate, we are adept at negotiating settlements or using alternative dispute resolution where appropriate to help you resolve these issues in a cost-effective manner.

Coolidge Wall can help you efficiently resolve employment disputes

As effective but pragmatic litigators our attorneys can guide your business through all types of employment disputes. For more information on our Labor and Employment litigation practice, please contact us to learn more.
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