Labor & Employment
Today, employers are facing growing regulation, adverse court opinions, and an increase in claims.With today’s litigious environment coupled with the developing legal hurdles related to technology and discrimination claims, the cost-effective legal representation provided by Chamblee Ryan is more important than ever to our clients. We have experience representing clients in federal, state, and local venues and agencies handling issues related to traditional labor relations, wage and hour disputes, employment and non-compete contracts, wrongful termination, and discrimination, harassment and hostile environment claims. We have also represented clients in partnership disputes including breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful dissolution.
We work for you. Proper protection of our client’s interests begin prior to a claim being made with advising clients on labor agreements, policies, and procedures in the workplace. We’ve worked with clients on the drafting of employment contracts and non-compete agreements, review of human resource policies and handbooks, and advising on hiring or labor force reductions. When legal actions arise, we provide aggressive, cost-effective representation in trial courts and before administrative agencies and arbitrators.
Successfully defended an employer against allegations of a Claimant employee who asserted the negligence of a co-worker injured the Claimant. Claimant asserted that while he and his co-worker were moving a pallet jack the co-worker negligently pushed the pallet jack, causing Claimant to fall to the ground. Claimant sought $2,251,086.74 in damages. After three days of evidence the arbitrator found that the employer provided proper training and supervision to its employees, that the company and Claimant’s co-worker were not negligent, and that Claimant’s own conduct was the sole cause of his injuries.
In Dallas County, successfully represented a Neurological Surgeon against Patient alleging assault and offensive touching. Defense verdict.