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Equal Employment Opportunity

Semmes attorneys routinely represent employers in litigation and counseling involving discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, religion and other protected characteristics.

Semmes believes that it is a priority for most employers to avoid litigation. To that end we routinely counsel management to avoid or minimize the risk of litigation. We believe such counseling and advice regarding other preventive measures produced sound, cost-effective results for the client. However, we are aware that litigation is often an unavoidable reality in the business world. And in that regard Semmes represents clients in mediation, arbitration, and all phases of alternative dispute resolution and before administrative bodies, state, federal and appellate courts in matters such as:

  • employment discrimination;
  • sexual and other forms of harassment;
  • wrongful discharge claims;
  • breach of non-competition agreements;
  • wage and hour claims;
  • government contracts and sub-contracts;
  • federal and state OSHA claims;
  • employment contract disputes;
  • union grievances;
  • disability claims; and
  • age discrimination
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