Scott Beightol, a partner in the Milwaukee office, represents businesses in all aspects of employment and labor relations, with special emphasis in litigation of discrimination, noncompete and other matters in federal and state court, arbitration, and before the NLRB and OFCCP. Mr. Beightol counsels clients on workforce structure, HR audits and best practices, complex termination and disability/FMLA matters, and union relation matters involving labor negotiations and arbitrations.
Mr. Beightol is Chairman of the law firm and chairs the firm’s Management Committee.
Mr. Beightol has obtained multiple verdicts in jury trials and bench trials in various federal and state courts. These cases have involved claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breach of contract and other torts. Mr. Beightol has successfully argued several cases before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mr. Beightol has tried to decision and won more than fifty Decisions and Orders before state equal rights agencies in multiple states.
Mr. Beightol also has arbitrated and won over 50 arbitration cases in forums around the United States in both discharge and contract interpretation cases.
Mr. Beightol has obtained dozens of injunctions on behalf of employers regarding non-competes, and other restrictive covenants.
In addition to being an advocate for employers, Mr. Beightol is increasingly called upon to counsel clients on workforce planning and management issues, ranging from corrective action, FMLA/ADA and leave management, drug testing, RIFs and plant closings, to performance evaluations, incentive plans, effective employment contracts, and proactive and practical policies. In particular, Mr. Beightol frequently conducts HR audits and on-site training for management and supervisory staff. He also has successfully concluded dozens of union organizing campaigns and decertification campaigns throughout the United States.
Mr. Beightol represents a variety of industries, but is particularly experienced in manufacturing (including pulp and paper), health care, transportation, and financial services.