Employee lawsuits against employers have reached epic proportions. In 2014, the EEOC secured $296.1 million in monetary relief for victims of employment discrimination in private sector and state and local government workplaces through mediation, conciliation and other administrative enforcement. When taken to litigation, 67%* of employment cases result in a judgment for the plaintiff. With the continual, relentless avalanche of federal and state legislation, even the most diligent employer is exposed to significant liability.
Given this reality, employers need aggressive advocates who are willing to stand up for them. The Manning & Kass Employment Team has repeatedly demonstrated a successful track record in making that stand for employers—in front of judges, arbitrators, commissioners, and—when necessary, in the courtroom before a jury. Our confidence is borne of past successes.
The team is composed of attorneys with substantial experience defending employers in harassment, discrimination, and retaliation cases brought under state and/or federal law. Whether it is a single plaintiff alleging wrongful termination or a wage and hour class action encompassing thousands of employees, the Manning & Kass Employment Team fights for fairness and justice for its clients.
Our attorneys appear before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), state/federal court, as well as other administrative agencies who oversee various employment matters. At those appearances, our clients receive the utmost in professional yet aggressive representation. We have developed a well-earned and well-respected reputation, which we leverage to our clients’ benefit.
Our Employment Law Team keeps apace of the fast-changing field of rules and regulations to develop successful and cost-effective strategies to defend embattled employers. We recognize that a successful result cannot truly be successful unless it is obtained for a reasonable cost. With this in mind, our team is vigilant regarding cost-efficiency.
Just as importantly, our attorneys advise clients from an integrity-based perspective so as to avoid the cost of litigation when possible. Our Employment Law Team, through education; review of on-site practices, policies and procedures; and other consulting measures, helps businesses implement lawful best management practices. This has proven effective at reducing both client vulnerability and the expense from time-consuming claims and lawsuits.
Our Employment Law Team offers professional, cost-effective guidance and defense in the areas of:
• discrimination litigation;
• employment handbooks, policies and practices;
• employment contract enforcement;
• internal investigations;
• reductions in force;
• retaliation claims;
• safety and regulatory compliance;
• sexual harassment litigation;
• trade secret protection;
• WARN Act compliance;
• wrongful termination; and
• wage and hour class actions and compliance.
The Manning & Kass Employment Team is rapidly becoming the go-to firm for many national, state-wide, and regional employers.