Employment Liability

Employment liability defense involves a wide range of legal issues arising from the relationship between employers and employees. This includes claims such as wrongful discharge, workplace harassment, safety violations, discrimination, whistleblower suits, and retaliatory firing claims related to workers’ compensation. For law firms like Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion (RSSC), navigating these complexities requires a deep understanding of employment law and a strong commitment to safeguarding clients’ interests.

Wrongful discharge claims occur when employees allege they were terminated unlawfully, often for reasons such as retaliation or violations of public policy. RSSC’s attorneys are highly knowledgeable about the legal standards governing wrongful discharge claims and work diligently to defend employers against such allegations. They conduct thorough reviews of termination circumstances, assess compliance with employment laws, and craft strategic defenses to counter employee claims.

Workplace harassment claims involve accusations of hostile environments, discrimination, or retaliation based on protected characteristics like race, gender, age, religion, or disability. RSSC’s attorneys respond promptly to harassment complaints, investigate thoroughly, and implement preventive measures to ensure workplace safety and inclusivity. When defending against such claims, they conduct witness interviews, review evidence, and advocate for clients in mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

Workplace safety violations can result in serious consequences for employers, including fines and civil liability. RSSC’s attorneys work closely with clients to navigate safety regulations, conduct compliance audits, and represent them in enforcement actions by agencies like OSHA.

Discrimination claims allege unlawful treatment of employees due to protected characteristics. RSSC’s attorneys defend employers against discrimination allegations, understanding the legal standards set by federal and state anti-discrimination laws. They provide vigorous representation in disputes over hiring, promotions, discipline, or terminations.

Whistleblower suits involve employees reporting illegal or unethical conduct and facing retaliation. RSSC’s attorneys handle whistleblower cases, conducting internal investigations, analyzing motivations, and advocating for clients’ interests.

Retaliatory firing claims related to workers’ compensation involve allegations of termination in response to employees exercising their rights under workers’ compensation laws. RSSC’s attorneys are well-versed in these legal protections and defend employers against such claims, demonstrating legitimate business reasons for terminations and advocating for dismissal of unfounded claims.

In conclusion, employment liability defense encompasses various legal challenges requiring a thorough understanding of employment law. Rynearson, Suess, Schnurbusch & Champion is dedicated to providing comprehensive representation, navigating complexities, and achieving favorable outcomes for clients while upholding professionalism and integrity.