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Labor & Employment

Equal Employment Opportunity Law

Clark Hill Labor & Employment attorneys partner with our clients to develop and implement employment policies and practices which will serve the dual role of advancing our client’s business interests and avoiding as many employment-related pitfalls as possible. We take the time to learn about our clients’ business, business philosophy, and business goals so that we can provide practical solutions to workplace problems that will integrate with each clients’ individual corporate culture and all applicable legal requirements. This approach results in a reduction of employment disputes and associated legal costs and a corresponding increase in employee morale and production.

Our attorneys regularly review proposed employment decisions in conjunction with state and federal anti-discrimination and harassment laws, the past practices of the employer, and the employer’s own policies and procedures. Clients are given guidance on how best to avoid allegations of employment discrimination/harassment on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, disability, national origin, height, weight, marital/familial status, veterans’ status, sexual preference, and other protected classifications, while still meeting legitimate business requirements. Special attention is given to the potential of developing systemic discrimination scenarios from individual employment decisions.

We offer a number of fixed-fee training programs for executives, managers, and employees in the area of EEO issues. These programs are designed to help employers prevent workplace problems from arising, to reduce the risk of employment litigation, and to bolster defenses in the event litigation does ensue. Our programs are tailored to reflect each clients’ policies and workforce structure.

Some of our current training programs include:

  • Workplace harassment
  • Workplace violence
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Wage and hour
  • Leave laws
  • Investigations
  • Documenting for success
  • Workplace diversity