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Overview

Federal and state law prohibit employers from discriminating against and harassing employees based on their race, color, ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, medical condition (e.g. cancer), and perceived or actual mental or physical disabilities. Employers are also prohibited from unlawfully retaliating against employees. Employers must comply with the myriad and often inconsistent laws. Federal and state agencies, as well as individual employees, may pursue claims against employers, with significant financial exposure.

Our attorneys have successfully handled these matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state agencies, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and other regulatory agencies. We have substantial experience in representing employers in lawsuits filed by these agencies, and have successfully defended clients in lawsuits filed by individual plaintiffs, and class actions brought under federal and state laws--and we bring our philosophy of cost effectiveness to every case.

We provide regular advice and counsel to employers on the latest developments in this area, and offer in-house training programs which help clients identify harassment and retaliation, avoid it in the future, and respond to complaints and allegations.

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