Employment Litigation

When your company is sued for discrimination or wrongful termination, Much Shelist works with you to devise the best strategy based on your business needs and goals. Some companies want to vigorously fight to discourage copycat lawsuits. Other companies prefer a quick settlement, or something in-between. Our job is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case and to develop and execute the best strategy to achieve your goals.

There are also times when you need to take the offensive. After an executive or valued employee quits, you may discover that he or she is now working for a competitor and has misappropriated your trade secrets to gain an unfair competitive advantage. Or, you may discover your former employee has taken confidential customer lists and pricing and margin information to solicit your clients. It may be necessary to seek a Temporary Restraining Order against your former employee and his or her new employer to protect your trade secrets, confidential information and clients. Much Shelist will work with you to arrive at an efficient and cost-effective way to enforce your employment agreements and to use the trade secrets laws for your benefit.

Whenever your case involves discrimination or trade secrets, Much Shelist tries cases in federal and state courts across the country. We also defend discrimination charges or wage and hour violations in administrative agencies at the federal, state and local level. Chances are Much Shelist has litigated a case similar to the one you need defend or prosecute:

  • Discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation claims brought under:
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII)
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
    • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
    • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
    • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Violation of the following statutes:
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
    • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
    • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)
  • Wage and hour claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour statutes
  • Wrongful termination or retaliatory discharge claims
  • Breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenant, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of the duty of loyalty claims
  • Tortious interference, Lanham Act and unfair competition claims