Skilled advisers provide determined representation for Georgia employment law matters
Employment law disputes can become so contentious that often the case must go to trial, despite the parties’ best efforts to resolve the issues. At DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC in Atlanta, our attorneys are skilled trial advocates, ready to protect your rights in state and federal court whenever necessary. Drawing on more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we thoroughly investigate, meticulously prepare and persuasively argue on behalf of our clients. We represent employers and employees, and this dual perspective enables us to advocate effectively to deliver the results our clients need.
Proven advocates assist with filing an employment lawsuit
No party should rush into litigation. Our attorneys are adept at resolving issues through negotiations, mediation and arbitration. For certain complaints, such as wage and hour or sexual harassment, a worker can file a complaint with the appropriate government agency, such as the U.S. Department of Labor or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A government agency’s finding can often help bring the issue to a swift resolution. However, when these tactics fail, a lawsuit is necessary. Our attorneys capably manage all aspects of employment litigation, including:
- Filing Complaints or Answers in state or federal court
- Filing requests for documents
- Drafting and answering interrogatories
- Conducting depositions of witnesses
- Pretrial conferences
- Trial presentation
When you retain our firm to prosecute or defend a civil lawsuit, you can be confident in our ability and our commitment.
Experienced counselors handle a wide range of employment litigation cases
If you must go to trial, you want to know that your legal team has experience in cases similar to yours, that they have knowledge of substantive law and procedure, and that they know how to prove or shed doubt on the elements of the case. Our team has extensive experience litigating employment law cases related to:
- Wage and hour disputes
- FMLA violations
- Sexual harassment
- Title VII employment discrimination
- Unlawful retaliation complaints
- Wrongful termination
- Whistleblower violations
We can also evaluate when a class action might be appropriate based on the facts of the case. We have been successful in getting classes approved by the court as well as arguing against the certification of a class.
Determined litigators assist with noncompete agreements and executive compensation matters
Matters involving executive employment contracts and other contract disputes can be particularly complex. Whether either party has breached the contract is often a matter of technical interpretation. Allegations of bad faith or wrongful termination can be difficult to sort out. The rights of an executive to severance is often contentious, as are whether a noncompete agreement is enforceable. A company needs to protect itself from unfair competition, but separated employees should be able to continue in their careers. If a worker is accused of misappropriating trade secrets or other intellectual property, the stakes are high for both sides.
The stakes are even higher when a separated employee is a partner in the company. Now ownership interests come into play, including rights to the company’s intellectual property. Companies have a right to protect their trade secrets and their brand, but separated partners should be appropriately compensated for their role in building up the trove of IP. For all of these reasons, you should only trust your contract disputes to an employment law firm with a track record of success.
Contact a Georgia law firm experienced in employment litigation
DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC in Atlanta provides determined litigation services for employers and employees at all levels. Call us at 470-443-0524 or contact us online to arrange a consultation. Our Atlanta office is ADA accessible.