Despite the best preventive efforts, employment claims sometimes arise. When they do, we are here to help you accomplish your goals in defending an employment dispute.
We represent our clients in the full spectrum of employment-related administrative charges and litigation, including breach of employment or noncompetition agreements, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, misappropriation of trade secrets, defamation, tortious interference with contract, and wrongful discharge. Our team also has extensive experience defending employment class actions involving claims of alleged discrimination, wage and hour violations, worker misclassification allegations, and wrongful tip pooling. In our practice, we understand that employment class actions can cause significant loss of productivity in the workplace, have a negative influence on morale, and be a drain on resources. Our approach to defending class actions recognizes that the defense strategy must assess and integrate the needs of the workplace into a comprehensive strategy for the employer to achieve a successful outcome at work as well as in court, as our case results demonstrate.
Our team practices in state and federal courts in Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit, and around the country. We also regularly represent clients before a number of federal, state, and local agencies; including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Federal Contract Compliance, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, and state human rights agencies nationwide.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.