Labor & Employment

Dilworth Paxson’s labor and employment attorneys regularly represent employers in every phase of litigation, before administrative agencies such as the EEOC and the NLRB, as well as trial courts and appellate proceedings on challenging issues such as:

  • Employment discrimination and retaliation
  • Workplace harassment
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Leaves of absence, disabilities, and reasonable accommodations
  • Non-competition and trade secret disputes
  • Employment contracts, reductions in force, severance arrangements, and other contractual matters
  • Labor-management relations and collective bargaining

In order to avoid litigation, our proactive attorneys provide day-to-day advice to clients, create employment policies, draft contractual arrangements, investigate workplace complaints, and train managers and staff on best workplace practices.

Our clients include employers of all sizes, from emerging start-ups to well-established organizations, in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

We pride ourselves on seeking cost-effective solutions to solving problems which avoid protracted litigation, but we aggressively litigate disputes when early resolutions are not available. No matter the size or scope of the matter, our experienced attorneys work diligently with each client to provide sensible solutions.  

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment as to employee’s claims of same-sex harassment, age discrimination, workers’ compensation retaliation and related Constitutional, tort and contract claims against a former employer and former supervisor 
  • Secured summary judgment on a female police officer's claims of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and retaliation against her public employer and supervisors 
  • Represented public employers in all labor issues related to their union employees, including serving as chief spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations, participating in labor-management relations meetings and resolving and/or litigating grievances through the arbitration process 
  • Successfully precluded a union police officer from enjoining municipal employer from implementing promotions based on allegedly discriminatory test results 
  • Advised and defended private- and public-sector employers in investigations by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Provided system wide anti-harassment training to employees of public employers

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Direct  (215) 575-7015
Philadelphia, PA

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