Employers have seen a dramatic increase in the number of lawsuits for discrimination, harassment, retaliatory discharge and wage and hour violations - not only in federal court, but now more frequently in state court. Almost all of these types of actions provide for jury trials, in which lost wages, compensatory, and punitive or liquidated damages can be obtained. An employer's counsel must have the knowledge and experience to head off these claims at the administrative level or through dispositive motions prior to trial. It is equally imperative that counsel be a seasoned trial lawyer if the case would proceed that far.
Our experienced trial lawyers in the Employment Law Practice Group at Brown & James meet these challenges with expertise in all facets of employment law. Our employment lawyers work toward achieving a successful resolution of the claim prior to a lawsuit being filed or before trial, but if necessary have repeatedly demonstrated successful jury trial verdicts against the most experienced employment plaintiffs.
Brown & James understands the outcome of a particular discrimination claim can substantially affect the employer's business and diligently works towards a resolution quickly and efficiently. We represent employers in claims and lawsuits based upon sex, race, national origin, religion, age and disability discrimination. Our employment lawyers also provide representation in claims of wrongful termination, retaliatory discharge and breach of employment contracts, including employment covenants.
Many of our clients are employers in the retail, food service and construction industries. The Employment Law Practice Group represents employers throughout Missouri, southern Illinois and eastern Kansas.
The Employment Law Practice Group represents employers before federal and state agencies in charges of discrimination and other statutory actions. They also consult with employers on:
- Governmental audits
- Termination matters
- Severance agreements
- Changes in employer policies and handbooks
- Employee training on discrimination matters
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