Labor & Employment
We represent employers of all sizes with respect to employment-related issues. We frequently conduct harassment and discrimination training and compliance programs, help management navigate labor-organization efforts and disputes, draft and optimize critical employment documentation, conduct audits and internal investigations, and, when necessary, defend our clients in court. Our clients rely on us to bring a combination of legal acumen and exceptional emotional intelligence in the provision of our legal services.
We also enjoy a good legal battle and fight hard for our clients at trial. When litigation hits, RSHC’s experienced attorneys excel at defending employers and senior executives and have been entrusted with some of their most complex employment litigation issues. We have successfully resolved these matters — from single plaintiff to class actions — in numerous state and federal courts, and before agencies such as the EEOC, DOL, OSHA (state and federal), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
We have defended and/or advised with respect to nearly every category of employment discrimination: gender, gender identity, age, orientation, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, and disability. We are routinely asked to jump into matters in which injunctive relief relating to departing employees and trade secrets is sought. We also work closely with our white collar colleagues on investigations and with respect to remedial actions often involving whistleblowers and/or violations of law. RSHC’s labor and employment attorneys have successfully defended claims for:
- All types of discrimination and harassment
- Retaliation and whistleblowing
- Wage and hour violations
- Failure to accommodate
- Wrongful termination
- Breach of contract
- Trade secret and post-employment restrictive covenant violations.
We approach the issues our clients bring to us with the understanding that problems are disruptive to their operations. While employment disputes are our business, they are a distraction to our clients. We therefore employ early disposition options, such as negotiated settlement, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and summary judgment when appropriate.