Our attorneys apply knowledge and experience to advise employers concerning personnel policies and employment discrimination.

We also have significant experience representing employers in employment and labor arbitrations and mediations throughout the State of Florida. In addition to our appearances before trial courts, administrative agencies, and mediators and arbitrators, we have a successful track record affirming our clients’ trial and summary judgment victories before appellate courts throughout the nation, including most of the United States Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Attorneys in this practice area represent employers in a wide variety of employment litigation matters including the following:

  • Defense of wrongful discharge claims

  • Breach of employment contracts

  • Disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • Claims for relief under the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act

  • Claims of sexual harassment and race and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981

Class and Collective Action Matters

Our attorneys understand the far-reaching implications of class and collective action litigation and the importance of adopting a proactive litigation strategy to avoid and defeat class certification and underlying liability claims. Members of our team conduct early case assessments and craft cost-effective solutions best suited to our clients’ business and legal needs, whether it entails adopting arbitration programs that preclude class actions, pursuing early mediation, and, where appropriate, litigating through trial. We have a depth of experience representing clients nationwide across industries.

Our lawyers defend employers in both individual and class actions against the following types of claims:

  • Employment discrimination

  • Unlawful harassment

  • Retaliation

  • Unpaid wages and benefits

  • Breach of employment agreements and restrictive covenants

  • Wrongful termination

  • Negligent hiring or retention

  • Defamation