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General Employment Litigation

Federal, state and local employment laws impose legal obligations and their attendant risks on every employer, creating the need for a well-informed management team with access to specialized workplace law resources and effective e-discovery strategies.

Overview

The majority of our attorneys devote their practice to defending management in employment-related lawsuits, the fastest growing area of civil litigation. Our employment litigators have developed the expertise to assess risk and evaluate settlement early in litigation.

Our ability to dispose of cases efficiently before trial through aggressive motion practice, and during trial to present cases in a manner persuasive to judges and juries, has earned us a reputation as a leader in the field of employment litigation on behalf of management. We are well-equipped to assist you with:

  • Litigating individual and class action employment cases in state and federal courts, including cases involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation allegations, defamation claims, whistleblower claims, employee privacy issues, qui tam actions, wage and hour violations and more;
  • Handling administrative charges before state and federal agencies;
  • Protecting employers' confidential and proprietary information, trade secrets and business relationships from misuse or interference;
  • Maintaining actions on behalf of employers arising from fraud, theft and other related misconduct; and
  • Conducting independent investigations of allegations of inappropriate employee behavior running the gamut of workplace issues including discrimination, harassment and improper business practices (such as issues arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act).

e-Discovery

Jackson Lewis has the expertise and personnel necessary to guide clients through all types of electronic discovery projects, including the most complex. At all times, we are focused on developing bottom-line driven best practices that serve the special discovery needs and burdens of employment litigation. We believe that effective planning, e-discovery budgeting and management are key components of the discovery process, and we work with clients to estimate and project costs and to develop proactive case strategies. Our goal is to satisfy all document retention and production obligations without imposing an undue burden on our clients.

We are a leader in the outsourcing of traditional internal e-discovery litigation support services. Our firm has developed a unique relationship with a large global vendor that leverages our size and economies of scale. As a result, we are able to provide clients with extremely competitive pricing and access to the latest software, data processing, hosting, security, forensics, production and project management services. Our innovative outsourcing program focuses on technology, cybersecurity and the protection of client data.

Our firm also invests in an extensive, ongoing training program for attorneys and paralegals in all offices with additional in-depth training for e-discovery attorney liaisons who supervise complex services for their respective offices and report to the firm’s National e-Discovery Counsel. Our e-discovery team has vast experience with best practices in all service areas, including the use of advanced technologies such as predictive coding to improve the quality of large scale document reviews and contain costs within proportionate limits.

In addition to assistance during the course of litigation, we help employers develop formalized litigation hold policies and procedures. Our plans take into account each client’s litigation history, organizational structure, data retention policies, IT structures, and overall technological capabilities and firm culture.

For more information, please download the e-Discovery brochure.

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Nov 14

Overland Park, KS
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Kansas City Employment Law Symposium

November 14, 2017 - 12:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST
6100 College Boulevard - Overland Park, KS
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December 7, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST
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September 1, 2017

Employee Cannot Bypass Title VII, ADA Regulatory Schemes to Hold Public Employers Personally Liable, Third Circuit Rules

September 1, 2017

Plaintiff-employees cannot pursue a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (Section 1983) for rights created under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the federal appeals court in Philadelphia has held in a case of first impression for the Third Circuit. Williams v. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, et... Read More

August 8, 2017

Use of Non-Compliant Disclosure Form Did Not Result in Concrete Injury under Fair Credit Reporting Act

August 8, 2017

A job applicant alleging a violation of one of the procedural requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) lacked standing to sue under Article III of the United States Constitution because he failed to allege facts showing he suffered a concrete injury in fact, apart from the alleged statutory violation itself, the U.S. Court of... Read More

July 27, 2017

Employment Tribunal Fees Regime is Unlawful, Supreme Court in Britain Rules

July 27, 2017

In a ruling of potentially broad impact, the Supreme Court in Britain has held that the government’s July 2013 statutory order instituting an employment tribunal fees regime is unlawful. Background The introduction of issue fees and hearing fees in 2013 resulted in a 66 percent fall in the number of single claimants. The fees were... Read More

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Tracy Wei Costantino Discusses Her Move from Lewis Brisbois to Jackson Lewis

September 14, 2017

Tracy Wei Costantino discusses her move from Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP​ to Jackson Lewis' Los Angeles office as a Principal in "Jackson Lewis Taps Ex-Lewis Brisbois Atty For LA Office," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

September 13, 2017
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Rachel E. Muñoz Discusses Joining Jackson Lewis' Boston Office

September 13, 2017

Rachel E. Muñoz discusses leaving Morgan Brown & Joy LLP to join Jackson Lewis' Boston office in "Jackson Lewis Hires Ex-Morgan Brown Employment Atty," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

September 8, 2017
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Tracy Costantino Discusses Joining Jackson Lewis

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Tracy Costantino discusses joining Jackson Lewis in Los Angeles in "Lewis Brisbois Practice Leader Lands at Jackson Lewis in LA," published by The Recorder. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

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11th Circuit: Rights of Breastfeeding Employees Protected by Federal Law
September 20, 2017

On September 7, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit in Hicks v. Read More

Spousal Jealously Provides Grounds for Discrimination Claim
September 8, 2017

In a decision of apparent first impression in New York, an appellate court has ruled that the sexual jealousy of an employer’s spouse may be considered gender discrimination under New York State and New York City law (Edwards v. Read More

The Significance of Expert Testimony
August 29, 2017

Expert testimony can play a significant role in shaping the outcome of cases that go to trial. For example, in a case lacking witnesses or evidence that could directly support or undercut the plaintiff’s accusations of severe sexual misconduct, what stood out most was the expert testimony. Read More