Employment Litigation and Counseling

We have extensive experience representing employers and employees in labor and employment matters. On a regular basis, we counsel employers and participate in strategic planning with respect to employment contracts, discharging and disciplining employees, severance agreements, restrictive covenants including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, compliance matters, employment policies and procedures, employee handbooks, sexual harassment and discrimination. We similarly counsel employees with respect all aspects of their employment relationship including employment agreements, stock option agreements and severance agreements.

We litigate on behalf of employers and employees - a practice which provides invaluable insight and results in a significant advantage for our clients.

We litigate all aspects of employment law disputes in state and federal courts and administrative forums. We have unique and extensive experience litigating disputes involving sexual harassment, discrimination, breach of employment contract, breach of restrictive covenants including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, whistleblower claims, violation of the New York Labor Law, prevailing wage disputes, EEOC, New York State and New York City discrimination investigations and proceedings.

Representative Matters

Represented female hotel employee in connection with claims for sexual harassment and sexual assault.  Negotiated substantial financial settlement for our client after discovering that a senior executive of the publicly traded parent corporation contributed to the hostile work environment.

Defended national cable network against the claims by former executive for breach of employment agreement. Favorably settled all claims.

Defended financial services firm against claims for breach of an employment agreement and violations of the New York Labor Law.  After obtaining summary judgment dismissing Labor Law claims, favorably settled remaining claims in mediation.