Discrimination & Harassment
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Now, more than ever, when current or former employees claim discrimination or harassment, employers need someone by their side to help them work towards an effective and efficient resolution. Mintz recognizes your concerns. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending employers in these types of matters. We also conduct independent investigations regarding discrimination and harassment and train management and staff on how to act professionally in the workplace.Share Awards
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We believe that the best defense is a good offense. If employees understand what’s expected of them in the workplace — through clear communication of your policies, clear reporting procedures that allow for the resolution of disputes, and the delivery of periodic training on professionalism — then employers can rest easier over the potential for a claim. We partner with you to help set these expectations.
If you're faced with a claim, we partner with you to establish priorities and leverage resources to handle your matters effectively. We understand the cost constraints when defending these claims — especially single-plaintiff matters. We focus on providing you with the best defense, using a cost structure that will help deliver the best value.
- Wrongful termination, retaliation, and harassment claims
- Defamation and whistleblower actions
- Discrimination actions, including those on the basis of age, race, gender, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and national origin
Regularly counsel our clients regarding workplace harassment and discrimination matters, including reviewing and revising employment policies and procedure, responding to internal employee complaints, and resolving pre-litigation disputes.
We respond to simple internal employee complaints as well as state and local government agency investigations, including those involving the US Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and National Labor Relations Board.
Regularly represent clients in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), mediation, and internal alternative dispute resolution programs.
Our attorneys have extensive experience defending and arbitrating claims involving allegations of discrimination and harassment. We'll partner with you to establish priorities and leverage resources to handle your cases effectively.