We handle the defense of employment discrimination, retaliation and related charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local fair employment practices agencies. These charges often are a prelude to court litigation. We work closely with clients to present the facts necessary to show that the employment decision was made for legitimate and lawful reasons.
Employers face daily challenges in dealing with employee health issues. On the one hand, when an employee has a serious health condition, disability or a work-related injury, an employer must be careful not to infringe on that employee’s rights. On the other hand, an employer has both rights and obligations in dealing with such employee health issues. Successfully dealing with such issues requires a clear understanding of an employer’s rights and obligations under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, workers’ compensation laws and other state laws regulating employee health issues. We use our in-depth knowledge of these laws to help employers effectively manage these potentially tricky situations.
Affirmative Action Compliance
For the foreseeable future, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs can be expected to aggressively enforce the affirmative action obligations of federal contractors. Our professionals, with the aid of a sophisticated software package and demographic database, quickly and cost-effectively prepare an affirmative action plan on a flat fee basis. We also assist employers in defending OFCCP audits and help employers conduct the appropriate compensation analysis to help withstand the close scrutiny that OFCCP is using to identify discriminatory pay practices.