Coots, Henke & Wheeler’s employment law practice section has lawyers experienced with important laws governing the workplace, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and many other federal and state laws. Our attorneys help both the employer and employee in a variety of legal matters, including those involving covenants not to compete, protection of trade secrets, and confidential business information.

Our employment practice group can help the employer with protecting its vital business interests and prevent disputes by reviewing employment policies and procedure manuals and provide risk management advice. Additionally, we help employees understand their rights and assist them through challenging workplace issues and grievances.

Our attorneys provide seminars and training to management and lower level employees so that Federal and State employment laws, such as anti-discrimination laws, are better understood. Importantly, we provide practical advice for handling difficult issues in the workplace.

Our experience in employment law includes advices and/or litigation involving the following areas:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Arbitration
  • Background Investigations
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Disabilities
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Privacy Rights
  • Employment Contracts
  • EPLI claims
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • EEOC Complaints and Investigations
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Gender Issues
  • Handbooks
  • Harassment Claims

 

  • Independent Contractor Issues
  • Management Training Seminars
  • Mediation
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Personnel Policies
  • Race Discrimination
  • Reductions in Force
  • Retaliation Claims
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Unemployment Claims
  • Unemployment and Disability Benefits
  • Unfair Competition and Non-Compete Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wrongful Discharge Claims