Practice Areas

Employment Litigation

Smith Dollar PC

Employment Litigation Attorneys

Smith Dollar’s employment law litigators have extensive experience defending employers of all sizes. Our attorneys emphasize a rapid and effective response to lawsuits, drawing upon their experience to identify cost-effective litigation solutions. We have experience in both individual and class actions.

Types of Employment Litigation

Ideally, any issues that occur in the workplace will be resolved without necessitating litigation. As any employer knows, though, this is not always the case. Sometimes it is necessary for legal intervention to take place, and whether you are initiating or receiving the litigation, it is essential to have strong legal counsel on your side. 

Employment litigation covers many different types of claims, including, but not limited to the following:

Discrimination and/or Harassment

Wage-hour pay


Violations related to Overtime

Wrongful discharge

Employee benefits

Misappropriation of trade secrets

Confidential information

Unfair competition

Avoidance of restrictive covenants

Labor union issues

Workplace safety violations


Employment-related torts

“Employment Law Alphabet Soup”

These claims may involve the laws governing employee relations, which are often referred to as “employment law alphabet soup.” Laws that are included: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), whistleblower claims fall under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or Dodd-Frank Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Navigating all of these laws can be overwhelming for any employer, but with a legal advisor to help you handle employment-related litigation, you can face them with confidence. 

If your company is dealing with employment-related litigation, contact Smith Dollar PC at (707) 522-1100, we specialize in such litigation. The defense and success of your company depend on a strong legal advocate.