Employment Litigation

Overview

Michael Best’s Employment Litigation team is made up of experienced litigation attorneys who defend clients in cases ranging from routine single-plaintiff discrimination matters through complex class actions. We are proud of our successful track record at the administrative level and in state and federal courts across the country.

We regularly represent clients in all types of disputes arising out of the employment relationship, concerning matters such as:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Whistleblower and retaliation
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Class actions
  • Workplace safety and health
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Unemployment and workers’ compensation
  • Contractual and tort-based claims
  • Unfair competition and trade secrets
 

Winning Strategies

Because winning at any cost does not always best serve client needs, we collaborate with our clients to craft a customized strategy for each matter. We start by candidly assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each claim, the evidence, and the witnesses, then analyzing possible defense strategies, risks, and projected outcomes. We work with clients to ensure that the handling of each case aligns with their objectives — whether the desired outcome is settlement, summary judgment, or trial victory.

While our team includes experienced trial attorneys who get results, we are seasoned in all aspects of pre-trial procedure and discovery. We are often able to resolve cases before they reach the courtroom. When defending class actions, we vigorously seek to defeat certification or decertify the class whenever possible. We also have an outstanding record of obtaining favorable results for clients in arbitrations, mediations, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

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