Wiggin and Dana's experienced employment attorneys skillfully handle every type of employer-employee dispute and workplace matter, working closely with human resources professionals, financial officers and in-house counsel to provide premiere, cost-efficient representation. Our Employment Practices, Counseling and Litigation group handles Affirmative Action Plans; government/OFCCP audits; internal investigations; handbook policies; workplace training and legal compliance; electronic communications, social media and information security; hiring, performance management, discipline and termination processes; claims of employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII, ADEA, the ADA, the FMLA, and analogous state statutes and local ordinances, whether brought before government agencies or courts; wrongful discharge; breach of contract; whistleblower claims; workplace safety (OSHA) claims; workers' compensation retaliation claims; defamation; and claims alleging wage/hour violations under both the FLSA and comparable state laws.
Distinguished by the depth of our counseling experience, along with our trial experience in both federal and state courts, as well as arbitral forums, we provide unequalled, pragmatic counsel through any litigation process, incorporating early and ongoing candid assessments of strengths and weaknesses, continuous and realistic evaluation of settlement options, careful and sensible cost projections with an eye toward providing budget predictability, while partnering in proactive strategic decision-making, not only to resolve the matter at hand, but also to assist in reducing the risk of future litigation.
Our experience includes complex as well as straightforward cases, class actions, and individual suits in virtually any forum, and for clients of all sizes and levels of sophistication, from large multi-state corporations to small, privately held family businesses. We commit early on to making sure we understand our clients' business operations and cultures to ensure all strategies are tailored to, and blend seamlessly with, their unique environments and needs.