Litigation – Employer Advocacy

Greenwald Doherty provides employers with powerful representation in all labor and employment-related legal disputes. Our aggressive approach, strategic sophistication, keen negotiation abilities, and broad legal expertise make us effective advocates and protectors of our clients’ rights. We represent our employer clients before federal and state courts as well as government agencies in the following types of employment and labor litigation on behalf of management:

Wrongful Termination Complaints

Powerful response to the most common form of employment litigation

  • Discrimination
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy
  • All other forms of discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Other termination claims

Wage and Hour Disputes

Effective representation in audits and lawsuits

  • Overtime claims
  • Worker misclassification
  • Minimum wage and other pay violations
  • Individual, collective action, class action

Retaliation and Whistleblower Claims

Vigorous response to retaliation charges – a factor in one-third of all termination-related claims

  • Retaliation for making discrimination and harassment complaints
  • Retaliation for making wage complaints
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower claims
  • All other forms of retaliation

Employment Contract Enforcement and Actions to Protect Confidential Information and Trade Secrets

Timely action to prevent competitors from causing unfair and irreparable harm

  • Cease and desist actions
  • Temporary restraining orders

Government Audits and Investigations

Aggressive defense and skilled negotiation with federal, state and local agencies

  • Federal and State Department of Labor
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • State and local civil and human rights agencies
  • OSHA
  • Other federal, state and local agencies

Union Claims

Protecting management’s rights against union attacks

  • Unfair labor practice charges
  • Grievances
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • State labor boards

Claims Relating to Federal and State Leave Laws

Detailed knowledge of the interplay between and among various leave laws

  • FMLA
  • ADA
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Other federal and state leave laws

Employee Torts

Vigorous action in the face of wrongdoing

  • Embezzlement
  • Misappropriation of intellectual property
  • Workplace violence
  • Defamation

Other civil wrongs perpetrated by employees