In the last fifty years, employment relationships in the United States have evolved from a bright-line rule of “employment at will” to more of an uncertain relationship of near-equals. The rules of the game change frequently, and missteps can be costly. We provide advice daily to local and national businesses to assist them in navigating the complex regulations that govern employers. We defend employers in administrative proceedings involving the DOL, OSHA, the OESC, the OHRC, and the EEOC. We provide a vigorous, effective defense of all manner of employment-related lawsuits in state and federal courts, as well as in private arbitration proceedings.
The best result in a case varies from client to client and claim to claim. Whether the goal is an early, nominal settlement, a win through summary judgment or total vindication at trial, we can help you get there. Our record for summary judgments in federal court is especially notable, and Oklahoma’s state court judges are becoming more receptive to dispositive motions as well. Whether your situation involves the FMLA, the ADA, the ADEA, Title VII, GINA, or any other employment law claim, we have the expertise you want to find the solution that works best for your situation.
Our Experience Includes:
- Defended at jury trial a national retailer against a claim of wrongful discharge in violation of the public policy of Oklahoma; four days of trial resulted in judgment for the employer.
- Defended a hospital against claims that it wrongfully terminated an employee based on his race and as retaliation for a worker’s compensation claim.
- Defended at arbitration the claims of multiple former employees alleging age discrimination, disability discrimination, FMLA violations, and worker’s compensation retaliatory discharge. The arbitration panel found for the employer.
- Defended a retail chain against a claim of racial discrimination premised on a person not being hired for a job.
- Resolved for a manufacturer a hotly-contested race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit; when the jury could not reach a verdict after four days of trial, the case was settled for a nominal sum.
- Defended a private for-profit school against claims brought by teachers for wrongful termination.