- Business Litigation
- Shareholder and Securities Disputes
- Employment Claims
- Contract Actions
- Deceptive Trade Practices Litigation
- Noncompete and Trade Secret Claims
- Professional Liability Disputes
- Healthcare Fraud
- Electronic Discovery
- Scott W. Atherton
- Lauren S. Atherton
- Michael McAuliffe
- L. Martin Reeder, Jr.
- Terence M. Mullen
- Harris S. Nizel
- Brittany A. Dancel
- Timothy W. Schulz
- Jon A. Jacobson
retaliation, medical leave, and disability disputes.
Shifting economic conditions, business structures, and legal requirements make employment law compliance a substantial challenge. At AM&R, we have experience representing employers and executives in a wide range of employment law counseling and litigation matters, including in the following areas (among others):
- Employment Discrimination Disputes
- Retaliation Claims
- Sexual Harassment Claims
- Whistleblower Actions
- Family Medical Leave Act Litigation
- Disability Discrimination
- Executive Compensation Disputes
- Unpaid Overtime and Wage Claims
- Tortious Interference with Employment
- Employment-Related Defamation Claims
We use our broad experience to aggressively represent our clients’ interests in employment disputes.
Employment Claims Experience
Although each case we handle is unique, and the results our lawyers have obtained were the product of many case-specific factors which may differ from your case, the following summarizes some of our lawyers’ prior experience and results:
Represented international video game and entertainment company in defense of race discrimination claims asserted by the Civil Rights Division of a large municipality on behalf of patrons. The claims asserted involved, among other allegations, racial profiling, use of excessive force by security personnel, and racially biased dress code rules.
Defended national pharmacy retailer in whistleblower action based upon employee’s objections to alleged violations of a federal consent decree. The underlying consent decree arose out of an EEOC enforcement action in which it was alleged that the pharmacy engaged in systematic race discrimination.
Defended Professional Employer Organization (PEO) against whistleblower claims asserted by the manager of a medical practice (under a co-employment theory) alleging that the medical practice had engaged in systematic insurance fraud, intentionally concealed medical malpractice, and engaged in a wide range of other illegal conduct.
Defended investment portfolio management company in defense of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd Frank Act whistleblower claims.
Litigated False Claims Act retaliation claim in an action alleging that a private contractor committed fraud against the US Army.
Represented news company executive in connection with a challenge to her golden parachute/change in control agreement with the company which was worth approximately $900,000. That agreement was challenged by a shareholder in a derivative action which claimed that the agreement allegedly constituted corporate waste and should be set aside by the court.
Defended individual, group, and collective action claims asserted under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws.
Related Presentations and Publications
- Network of Trial Law Firms, Co-Author, "Areas of Ethical Morass for In House Counsel," August 2011
- Nova Southeastern University M.S. in Employment Law Residential Institute Presentation, Speaker, "Advanced Internal Investigation Tactics," July 2011
- Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Protect Your Assets: Non-Compete & Trade Secret Law," April 2011
- Continuing Education Seminar, Speaker, "Storm Watch: What All Employers Need to Know When Preparing for Hurricane Season," June 2010
- Continuing Education Seminar, Speaker, "The Art of Employee Separation: How To Reduce Company Liability for Terminations, RIFs and Layoffs," February 2010
- Nova Southeastern University M.S. in Employment Law Residential Institute Presentation, Speaker, "Fair Labor Standard Act: Pitfalls to Avoid and Tips to Follow," July 2009
- The Florida Bar Journal, Contributing Author, "Employment Law for Law Firms: Do the Shoemaker's Children Need New Shoes, Part 2," Volume 83, No. 9, October 2009
- The Florida Bar Journal, Contributing Author, "Employment Law for Law Firms: Do the Shoemaker's Children Need New Shoes, Part 1," Volume 83, No. 7, July/August 2009