Employment Litigation

If your company is sued for discrimination, harassment, wage payment issues, or wrongful termination, Much Shelist’s labor & employment attorneys will devise strategies closely suited your business needs and objectives. Some companies want to vigorously fight to discourage copycat lawsuits. Other companies prefer to focus on a prompt resolution. Our job is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case and to recommend available solutions with an eye toward the short and long-term effects.

There also are times when you need to take the offensive. After an executive or other valued employee resigns, you may discover that he or she is now working for a competitor and has misappropriated your confidential information or trade secrets to compete with you or to solicit your customers. It may be necessary to seek injunctive relief against your former employee and his or her new employer to protect your trade secrets, confidential information, and customers. Much Shelist can recommend efficient and cost-effective ways to enforce your restrictive covenant agreements and to use the trade secrets laws for your benefit.

Regardless of the nature of the employment-based claims that you are facing, our attorneys have the ability to try cases in federal and state courts across the country. We also defend claims and charges brought with administrative agencies at the federal, state, and local level. Chances are Much Shelist has litigated a case similar to the one you need to 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), as amended by the Americans With Disabilities Act Amenendments Act (ADAAA)
    • 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 fiduciary duty claims
  • Claims for violation of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Claims for misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Tortious interference and unfair competition claims

Regardless of the nature of your claim, our litigators are dedicated to providing cost-effective solutions and proactive advice and counsel that can help you avoid future litigation.