The law of the workplace has grown more complex every year. The employment relationship, essentially contractual in nature, is regulated by state and federal statutes and the common law. The Labor and Employment lawyers at Rome McGuigan are prepared to guide you and your company through those complexities, to advise you in dealing with employment issues and to represent you when necessary to resolve employment disputes. Our practice includes the experience of:
We advise employers on the initiation, formation and administration of the employment relationship, and the applicability of local, state and federal laws to the workplace. We frequently evaluate employee handbooks for compliance with the law and for the effectiveness of disclaimers of contractual liability. When the employment relationship breaks down and litigation of employment disputes is necessary or unavoidable, a vigorous defense can create leverage for negotiation of favorable settlements. Our thorough preparation and readiness to go to trial is often the best deterrent against the initiation of claims.
The termination of the employment relationship is a frequent source of disputes. However, the risk of litigation over claims arising from the termination of employment can be reduced or eliminated by the careful preparation and negotiation of separation agreements that contain effective waivers and releases of employment claims. We frequently advise employers in drafting, presenting, and negotiating effective releases that are compliant with applicable legal requirements.
We have substantial experience advising employers and litigating employment claims including common law and statutory claims arising from terminations, discipline and discharging, including:
- Harassment, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, breach of contract, discharge in violation of public policy, retaliatory discharge.
- Claims of violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act, the Workers' Compensation Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Employment Retirement Income Securities Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act, whistleblowers laws and civil rights laws.
- In addition, we advise employers on the protection of trade secrets, and litigate claims of theft of trade secrets, breaches of the duty of confidentiality, breaches of covenants not to compete and breaches of fiduciary duty.
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When you require a lawyer, we encourage you to call right away. We are concerned about your business. We have offices in Hartford, and Stamford, Connecticut.