Employment Litigation: ERISA and Discrimination
In addition to the employment related ERISA claims such as levels of benefits, reductions, and pensions, several of the DO&CB lawyers have experience with labor and employment issues. Our lawyers have been engaged to represent defendants in employment discrimination claims in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies. DO&CB lawyers have experience in claims arising under state and federal law, including hostile work environment sexual harassment claims and claims of discrimination based on gender, race, religious affiliation and age.
DO&CB has defended claims on behalf of major corporations as well as smaller local companies. DO&CB has counseled clients regarding the drafting of employment contracts, releases and covenants not to compete. We have drafted and reviewed sexual harassment policies to provide maximum protection against liability for unauthorized acts of others in the workplace and to avoid “hostile work environment” claims. DO&CB lawyers have represented employees and employers in non-compete/confidentiality disputes and have provided guidance to avoid problems in all employment decisions, such as hiring, terminations, lateral assignments, promotions, leaves of absence, short-term illnesses, work related injuries, disability accommodations, and wage and hour requirements.