Employment Litigation (EPL and D&O)

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At Hall Render, we believe that great education, counseling and training is the best defense. We partner with clients to provide training and education to ensure those in executive positions are well informed to make the right decisions. We educate insurers to maximize the utility of the services they provide. When difficult situations occur, we...Read More

At Hall Render, we believe that great education, counseling and training is the best defense. We partner with clients to provide training and education to ensure those in executive positions are well informed to make the right decisions. We educate insurers to maximize the utility of the services they provide. When difficult situations occur, we counsel to prevent damaging litigation.

Litigation cannot always be avoided. Hall Render's employment litigation team distinguishes itself in several respects. Our employment litigators understand the issues that uniquely affect hospitals and health systems as well as other employers. Our EPL attorneys begin the case armed with knowledge of how to pursue a successful defense. They know why a hospital cares what the Office for Civil Rights thinks about an employee's privacy rule violation, why clinical research funding could be jeopardized by unsubstantiated fraud allegations made to an institutional review board and why emergency department staffing ratios might affect the duty to accommodate a disabled nurse. This background knowledge gives Hall Render's employment litigators unique insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a case. In this way, we can quickly assess the wisdom of an early settlement or a "fight-to-the-end" strategy.

Whether in the health care context or otherwise, our team consists of skilled litigators who carry the know-how to obtain important admissions from the plaintiff's deposition, have experience in preparing defense witnesses for their testimony, are equipped with strong legal writing and compelling oratorical skills and deliver piercing cross-examinations. We also benefit from talented associates and paralegals to assist in providing cost-effective representation.

Our attorneys work closely with both the employer and the carrier (EPLI or D&O) in developing and executing the best strategy for the case at hand.

We routinely defend employers against numerous types of claims, including for instance:

  • Collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • State wage and hour matters
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • State and federal civil rights actions of all kinds, including for instance:
    • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Equal Pay Act
    • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
    • Section 1981
    • Section 1983
    • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Hostile work environment and other forms of harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Interference with business/contractual relationships or expectancies
  • Whistleblowers
  • Non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants
  • Employee benefits
  • Breach of contract
  • False Claims Act
  • WARN Act
  • Administrative proceedings (e.g., EEOC, OSHA, NLRB)
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