At Foster Swift, we strive to prevent costly litigation. However, we also know sometimes litigation is necessary so we stand ready to defend you – and ensure you are properly represented.
Our Labor & Employment Law attorneys work with employers in discrimination, wrongful discharge and other employment disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies as well as in arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution systems. Our breadth of experience and skill in tackling the most complex labor relations issues are a true asset should litigation become a reality.
Our attorneys provide experience in employment litigation disputes under all aspects of employment and labor laws, including:
- The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act
- Title VII
- The Family Medical Leave Act
- 42 USC 1983
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Michigan's Persons With Disabilities Civil Rights Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
We are also well-versed in representing employers in causes of action for breach of contract (including non-compete covenants), wrongful discharge, whistleblower and retaliation.
Our attorneys have represented litigants in state and federal courts as well as in administrative proceedings before various state and federal agencies and departments. This includes the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the Wage and Hour Division as well as the Unemployment Insurance Agency.
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Publications & Alerts
- Michigan Legislature Repeals Prevailing Wage Law, June 2018 Employment Labor & Benefits Law News E-Blast, June 8, 2018
- Intentional Tort Exception to Michigan Workers' Compensation Act – Court of Appeals Reaffirms High Standard, May 2018 Employment Labor & Benefits Law News, May 31, 2018
- As Public Pension Plan Funding Continues to Decline, Employers Explore Other Options, May 2018 Employment Labor & Benefits News E-blast, May 30, 2018
- Are Interns Injured on the Job Entitled to Michigan Workers’ Compensation Benefits?, May 2018 Employment Labor & Benefits Law News, May 29, 2018
- U.S. Supreme Court Rules Employers can Prohibit Employees from Filing Class Action Lawsuits, May 2018 Employment Labor & Benefits Law News E-Blast, May 24, 2018
- State's High Court Affirms Teachers can Leave their Union at Any Time, Strengthens Right-to-Work, April 2018 Employment Labor & Benefits Law News E-Blast, April 3, 2018
- Michigan Court of Appeals Reverses and Remands for Entry of Summary Disposition in Favor of Defendant School District Employee Based on Gross Negligence, May 15, 2018
- Michigan Court of Appeals Reiterates That Worker’s Compensation Claims Are the Exclusive Remedy for Injured Employees, Detroit Legal News, May 1, 2018
- Meagher Inducted as an ABF Fellow, Detroit Legal News, April 24, 2018
- Employment Attorney Re-elected as Chairman, dbusiness, March 27, 2018
- 30 Foster Swift Attorneys Selected to 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists, September 8, 2017
- Richardson Named VP of MDTC, July 28, 2017
- 21 Foster Swift Attorneys named to 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers and Michigan Rising Stars, September 8, 2015
- Free Seminar to Educate Employers on the Legal Challenges Facing 2018, Foster Swift, May 9, 2018
- Employment Attorney to Speak at Dairy Conference, February 8, 2018
- My Employee Did What Off Hours, American Society of Employers, August 17, 2017
- How to Discipline and Terminate Employees, June 9, 2015