Carr Allison’s team of employment attorneys is committed to providing employers of all sizes and in almost every industry with high quality legal representation. We partner with our clients to help minimize risk, avoid potential liability and achieve their business objectives. Our goal is to build long-term client relationships based on a foundation of trust, confidence and success.
Our employment attorneys offer creative and strategic solutions to the complex employment issues employers are facing in our litigious society. Sometimes that means resolving a claim at the earliest possible opportunity, and other times it means taking a case to trial. In every situation, Carr Allison’s attorneys work alongside our clients to develop a plan of action designed to bring about the best possible result.
Carr Allison’s attorneys are readily available to discuss workplace situations as they arise and provide a very thoughtful evaluation of possible legal issues. We offer guidance to help ensure that clients make well-informed employment decisions in compliance with a multitude of laws and regulations. To that end, we invest a significant amount of time and resources in educating our clients concerning employment laws, recent court decisions and current trends. Our attorneys regularly offer in-house training for management, and even employees, to help reduce the risk of workplace claims.
In addition, our employment attorneys work with clients to develop comprehensive, proactive policies and practices to help them avoid situations that may give rise to a lawsuit. We regularly draft employee handbooks that can provide an affirmative defense to certain types of employment claims. We also counsel clients working toward increasing the diversity of their workforce through recruiting, hiring and promotion practices.
Our skilled attorneys routinely defend clients before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts against myriad employment-related claims, including:
- Discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy), age and disability brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Section 1981, Pregnancy Discrimination Act and others
- Racial harassment, sexual harassment and other types of harassment claims
- Overtime and minimum wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including collective actions
- Unfair leave practices under the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Alleged violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations
- Non-competition agreements
- Unemployment compensation proceedings
- Whistleblower and retaliation claims
- Medical marijuana laws
- Barriers to access claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Claims for workers’ compensation benefits in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee
- State law tort claims including negligent hiring, supervision and retention, assault and battery, defamation, tortious interference, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud and breach of contract