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Employment Law

The Firm has handled the prosecution and defense of virtually every type of employment discrimination claim cognizable under Title VII and Louisiana state law. Whether representing the employee or the employer, the Firm has developed a breadth of litigation experience in the unique issues with which employers and employees may be confronted. Understanding the nature of employment litigation has given the members of the Firm a unique perspective to assist employees and corporate clients with employment issues ranging from the development of compliant employment policies and practices to counseling, documentation of employment problems, and counseling clients on procedures for the termination of employment. Although in some cases litigation is the only option, a large part of our practice is devoted to avoiding litigation by counseling employers and employees before crucial decisions are made.

A sample of the types of employment matters the Firm regularly handles includes:

  • Claims of discrimination, harassment or improper employment practices:

    • Sexual Harassment
    • Racial Discrimination
    • Age Discrimination
    • National Origin Discrimination
    • Pregnancy Discrimination
    • Religious Affiliation Discrimination
    • Whistleblower Violations
    • Retaliation Claims
    • Disability Discrimination
  • Preparation of employee handbooks and anti-discrimination policies

  • Drafting and review of employment contracts

  • Drafting and review of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

  • Pre-Termination counseling and strategy

  • Preparation and review of post-termination packages, including severance packages, releases and confidentiality agreements

  • Prosecution and defense of penalty wage claims

  • Representing employers and employees in proceedings before the United States Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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