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EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

Any protected class of employees – by age, race, gender, disability, or religion – could bring suit against their employer under the discrimination statutes. Our team of employment litigators has successfully litigated and resolved all types of discrimination matters. We have a strong presence in state and federal district courts as well as extensive experience in FINRA arbitrations, employee arbitrations, and administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies and commissions.

Focused on Clients

We have deep experience in multiple industries and have strong capabilities to advise employers in such business sectors as health care, transportation, telecommunications, retailing, hospitality services and manufacturing.

Focused on Services

The best way to handle any claim is to prevent it from being filed, which is why we give your supervisors and human resources personnel effective guidance right from the start to handle complaints properly and keep them from becoming lawsuits. On a case-by-case basis, we can also conduct an internal investigation of harassment or discrimination claims at their early stages to recommend the best litigation-avoidance approach. Furthermore, our record of resolving claims at the EEOC level is impressive and cost-effective.

If litigation is necessary, we’ll assemble the right team, if a team approach is appropriate, to defend you in state and federal trial court and appeals, the Arkansas Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. We have a depth of experience under:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family Medical Leave Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Arkansas Civil Rights Act
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act

If you are faced with an employee lawsuit claiming back pay and damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), we mount a vigorous defense, seeking to deny class certification and work to secure an efficient and effective settlement that dismisses unfounded claims and protects your interests. We’ll also help you review the language of written employment policies to make sure they conform to FLSA requirements for exempt and non-exempt employees. 


Focused on our Team

"Sources attest to the firm's practice of offering the most up-to-date advice: They know the state, and they know what is coming up in the state. They are very up-to-date and current on pending activities. We know we will not get a dated opinion from them. That is a real strength."

- Chambers USA 2019 

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