Workplace Harassment and Discrimination
Public and private employers of all sizes are subject to federal and state employment laws prohibiting workplace sexual harassment, employee discrimination, retaliation, and other improper employment actions. Employers who put proactive measures in place to prevent and address employment discrimination will have a better chance of avoiding Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) violations and other employment lawsuits. Mooney Wieland’s employment attorneys are experienced in drafting and helping employers implement employee handbooks and employment policies that reduce an employer’s risk of such actions. And when a dispute arises, our legal team is experienced in handling EEOC proceedings and court litigation to provide employers with strong liability defenses.
Avoiding Employment Discrimination
The best defense to a discrimination or harassment lawsuit or EEOC charge is prevention, and our employment lawyers are well-versed in drafting employee handbooks and policies to avoid employment issues before they arise. We work closely with clients to enhance anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, proactively put training programs in place to avoid employment claims, and draft employment agreements to mitigate an employer’s risk of liability.
Should an employment dispute or EEOC charge arise, Mooney Wieland’s employment attorneys are experienced in defending employers against employment law claims involving:
- Age, race, religion, and gender discrimination
- Sexual harassment
- Wrongful termination
- Whistleblower cases
- Violation of public policy
We aggressively seek favorable results for our clients in proceedings before the EEOC, state administrative agencies, and state and federal courts.