Employment Litigation

Employers face a wide range of employment, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, workplace safety, and benefits claims. When mitigating these risks through counseling and other preventive measures is not sufficient, Allyn & Fortuna’s experienced trial lawyers stand ready to defend against the full range of suits that can arise in the workplace, from employment class-actions to those involving a single plaintiff.

Our highly sophisticated and well-rounded litigation capabilities are the reasons clients rely on us for advice on their most sensitive and critical workplace-related litigations.

Federal and state employment laws impose legal obligations on every employer. We have defended employers in discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, ERISA violations, wrongful discharge, defamation, breach of contract, intentional torts, emotional distress and other serious workplace issues in federal and state courts.

We are well-equipped to assist you with the following:

  • Litigating in state and federal courts, including defamation claims, whistleblower claims, employee privacy issues, wage and hour matters, and collective and class-actions;
  • Handling administrative charges before state and federal agencies;
  • Protecting employers’ confidential and proprietary information, trade secrets and business relationships from misuse or interference;
  • Maintaining actions on behalf of employers arising from fraud, theft and other related misconduct; and
  • Conducting independent investigations of allegations of inappropriate employee behavior running the gamut of workplace issues including discrimination, harassment and improper business practices.

Our employment litigators have developed the expertise to assess risk and evaluate settlement early in litigation. Our ability to dispose of cases efficiently before trial through aggressive representation, and our skill during trial to present cases in a manner persuasive to judges and juries has earned us a reputation as a powerful advocate for employers.