Minimize and Resolve Traditional Employment Disputes
Our trial lawyers have a record of success litigating Title VII discrimination cases, age discrimination cases, claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act, and whistleblower cases. They also litigate common law, wrongful termination, and constructive discharge actions.
Our lawyers draft employment agreements, policy and procedure manuals, and employee handbooks. They also conduct internal investigations for clients in connection with allegations of sexual harassment and employee misconduct.
Lay the Foundation
Our employment lawyers advise clients on:
- Policies, procedures, and employee manuals
- Employment agreements, including compensation and restrictive covenant agreements
- Employee misconduct and progressive discipline practices
- Separation from employment
- Litigation avoidance
- Internal dispute resolution
Our employment lawyers defend employers against all types of claims arising out of the employment relationship, including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and wage payment and collection actions.
Arbitrate or Mediate
When arbitration or mediation become an option (or is mandated), our lawyers are highly qualified to represent clients in these non-judicial proceedings. We have presented more than a thousand matters before national, state, and local arbitration and mediation organizations, including the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), American Arbitration Association, and JAMS.
Rubin Fortunato brings the same detailed preparation and polished presentation to mediation and arbitration as we do in court. The informality of a mediation or arbitration should never serve as an excuse for preparation. We treat arbitrators and mediators with the same level of respect that we would accord a trial judge.
We Know the Law
- Title VII, including hostile work environment
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Equal Pay Act
- Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (WPA)
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- State wage payment and collection laws
- Wrongful termination and constructive discharge
- Breach of express or implied terms of employment