LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

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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 federal courts and federal 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, religion, and national origin, including harassment claims
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and wage and hour laws
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Human Rights Act and other state statutes and local ordinances which expand upon analogous federal statutes

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

  • Wrongful discharge actions
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants through injunctive relief and damages
  • Confidentiality agreements and trade secret litigation
  • 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
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Maryland Division of Labor and Employment Regulation
  • District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights
  • Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs
  • Virginia Employment Commission

By working closely with our clients, we devise effective case management strategies and assist in seeking and implementing the appropriate and most effective method of employment dispute resolution with the goal of avoiding costly, protracted litigation.

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