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Roger H. Briton

Principal
Long Island

P 631-247-4609
F 631-247-0417
Roger.Briton@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Roger H. Briton is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has litigated employment law, wage and hour, and labor cases in state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitral tribunals throughout the country.

In addition to his employment, litigation and labor practices, Mr. Briton has represented air carriers and aviation ground handlers subject to the Railway Labor Act for more than 40 years, in matters before the National Mediation Board, collective bargaining, arbitration, providing advice and counseling, and litigating employment and labor law cases, including injunction proceedings, in state and federal courts in New York and elsewhere throughout the country.

Mr. Briton is a regular speaker at the ALI Airline and Railroad Employment Law program on the subject of “Collective Bargaining Under the Railway Labor Act: The Management Perspective” and contributes on the subject of “Unfair Labor Practices and Judicial Enforcement of the Railway Labor Act: The Management Perspective.”

While attending law school, Mr. Briton was an Editor of the Law Review.

Jury Trials to Verdict

Mr. Briton spends approximately one-half of his working time on employment litigation. His jury trial experience includes the following:

  • Walsh v. Lexis/Nexis, U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y.  In this age discrimination case, the jury returned a verdict for the Defendant-Employer. 
  • Mercado v. OneBeacon Insurance, et al., U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y. In this gender, national origin, sex harassment and retaliation case, the jury returned a verdict for the defendant employer and multiple defendants.
  • Hundt v. International Flavors & Fragrances, U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y. In this age discrimination case, the jury returned a verdict for the defendant employer.
  • Cook v. American Trading and Transportation Company, U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y. In this hybrid breach of contract and duty of fair representation case brought under Section 301 of the LMRA, the court entered a directed verdict on behalf of the defendant at the conclusion of plaintiff's case.
  • Mendelsohn v. Mercy Medical Center, U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y. In this gender discrimination case, the jury returned a verdict for the defendant employer.

Representative Reported Decisions

  • EEOC v. Staten Island Savings Bank. The EEOC challenged the Bank’s long-term disability policy which provided for more limited benefits for persons with mental disabilities than for persons with physical disabilities. The matter was dismissed on motion to dismiss. The dismissal was affirmed by the Second Circuit. 207 F.3d 144 (2d Cir. 2000).
  • Air Transp. Local 504, Transp. Workers Union of Am. v. Worldwide Flight Servs., 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19523 (D.N.Y. 2004).

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Labor Law Sections (Committee on Railway and Airline Labor Law)
  • New York State Bar Association