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Employment Litigation

Our attorneys have successfully defended employers against virtually every imaginable employment-related claim. We regularly defend employers against charges filed with state human rights agencies and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as in state and federal court. Representative suits include claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract and intentional interference with contractual relationships. We also enforce and defend non-compete agreements.

Recently we obtained a positive result for a large national company from multiple suits by former employees and the EEOC in Philadelphia, obtained Summary Judgment dismissing a suit filed in federal court in New York City and obtained the dismissal of virtually all claims filed by a group of employees in New Jersey state court against an international company. In Massachusetts, we successfully obtained the dismissal of a suit alleging age discrimination and another suit alleging gender discrimination and harassment.

Attorneys at Marshall Halem have obtained a number of jury verdicts on behalf of our clients. We also regularly receive “Lack of Probable Cause” determinations from state human rights agencies and the EEOC.

We are sensitive to the high cost of litigation and provide the best defense possible while being cost-effective and efficient. For example, we do not charge clients for the attendance of more than one attorney at any conference, deposition or hearing unless the second attorney’s attendance is absolutely necessary. In addition, since we have already researched most employment issues and prepared motions and filings addressing most claims, clients are not charged for basic research or the lengthy preparation of routine documents.

We are also aware of the benefits of early settlement. We discuss settlement options with clients regularly and work with our clients to achieve a result which meets their objectives.