Business Attorneys

Increased state and federal regulation of the workplace continues to expand the number of employment-related disputes and claims, making employment litigation inevitable for employers today. In litigation, our goal is to advance the employer’s interests after first evaluating short- and long-term objectives and designing a mutual vision for success.

Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C., brings an exemplary record of accomplishment and successful defense of clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. Our Labor and Employment lawyers regularly represent clients in courts and administrative agencies nationwide. We bring a special expertise to matters pending in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Our experience includes the defense of employers in cases brought under the following:

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Title VII claims of discrimination based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and national origin, including harassment claims, and retaliation
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and local wage and hour laws
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  • Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Human Rights Act and other state statues and local ordinances which expand upon analogous federal statutes
Practice Area Overview

We also aggressively advocate for our corporate clients in litigation and administrative claims involving:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Defense and enforcement of restrictive covenants through injunctive relief and damages
  • Confidentiality agreements and trade secret litigation
  • Business torts, including conspiracy and tortious interference claims
  • Grievance arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements
  • Libel, slander and defamation
  • Conversion of corporate property
  • Defense against claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault and battery
  • Unemployment compensation

Our experience in labor and employment mediation, arbitration, and administrative litigation includes matters before the following:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and local Human Rights Commissions (deferral agencies) in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia
  • S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Maryland Division of Labor and Employment Regulation
  • District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights
  • District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES)
  • Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs
  • Arlington County Human Rights Commission
  • Virginia Employment Commission
  • Alexandria Office of Human Rights

In partnership with our clients, we devise cost-effective case management strategies to focus litigation resources on the desired results at each step in the process.


Labor & Employment Litigation Practice

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