Employment & Labor

We defend employers against the range of employment-related claims, including those asserted under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, and the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. We have also defended employers against state law claims of wrongful discharge, negligent hiring, negligent supervision, defamation, and other claims. We help employers protect their confidential and proprietary business information from unlawful competition by bringing injunctive proceedings to enforce valid non-competition agreements, and work diligently to defend our clients’ management decisions.
Our attorneys also represent management in union grievance arbitrations and other disputes involving collective-bargaining agreements. One of our partners, Kato Crews, is a former attorney with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board. In this respect, we represent management in proceedings before the NLRB, including NLRB investigations of unfair labor practice charges, and contested union election proceedings.
Our work in the Employment Law arena includes the following types of issues and claims:
  • Represent employers in disputes before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and in state and federal court.
  • Employment Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation claims
  • Wrongful Discharge claims
  • Wage and Hour claims
  • Claims involving personnel policies and employment handbooks
  • Disputes involving trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other federal and state anti-discrimination laws
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)
  • State employment law claims, including negligent hiring, negligent supervision, defamation, and other claims
  • Internal investigations of claims of discrimination and harassment.
And our work in the Labor Law arena includes the following areas:
  • Represent employers in the arbitration of grievances.
  • Defend employers in unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • Assist employers with contesting union election petitions before the NLRB.
  • Represent employers in injunction proceedings when employees and unions engage in violent or otherwise illegal strikes and picketing, or unlawful secondary boycotts.