Providing Skilled Representation to Employers During Employment Disputes
At Sterling Employment Law, our Detroit employment law attorneys are dedicated to protecting businesses and employers from litigation or liability related to employee claims. We are experienced in handling complex employee relations matters. We also understand that many seemingly routine business decisions can present unforeseen employment liability issues. Whether you are seeking to set up employee policies and handbooks, are negotiating a hiring or severance agreement, or have become embroiled in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or discrimination dispute, our attorneys will aggressively represent your interests and work to obtain the best outcome possible.
We Handle a Wide Range of Employment-Related Legal Concerns
We provide representation, legal guidance and investigation services for employers with employment-related legal concerns, including those involving:
- FMLA requests
- Employment contracts
- Noncompete agreements
- Whistleblower protection
- Pretermination counseling
- Leave of absence requests
- Severance agreements
- Investigation and counseling regarding internal employee claims
- Wrongful discharge or termination
- Breach of contract claims involving employment agreements or noncompete clauses
Employers often find themselves potentially liable for decisions regarding hiring, promotion and termination. Such liability may have been prevented with the assistance of an experienced employment law attorney. We help you develop employee policies, handbooks and documentation requirements that can help ensure that you are fully protected from potential liability. If a claim arises, we will use our formidable litigation skills to protect your interests. In addition, we can assist you in negotiating employment and severance packages, and we can instruct you on how to prevent potential liability for whistleblower or retaliation claims.
Protecting Against Liability and Finding Efficient Resolutions
If you are an employer involved in litigation over an employment dispute, our aggressive civil trial attorneys can provide you with quality legal representation. We are diligent in investigating the facts of employee claims and can take the appropriate action to resolve the matter efficiently and discreetly.
Discrimination Liability Protection for Employers
If you are an employer, you want to make sure that your employment policies will not make you liable for discrimination. We can review your employment policies to ensure that they are in line with accepted standards of practice. When the need arises to lay off or fire a member (or members) of a protected class, our attorneys can provide pretermination investigation and advice to make certain that the termination is not discriminatory in nature. We are experienced at counseling in-house lawyers on employment-related matters. We can help you defend your position as an employer.
Skilled Advice for FMLA Issues
As an employer, employee absences due to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requests can often put your business in a difficult situation. Our attorneys can advise you regarding the proper actions you may take to protect the continued operation of your business when a key employee has asked for FMLA leave. It is important that you consult an attorney before you make any decisions – such as terminating the employee – that could leave you liable under FMLA. By getting sound legal advice before taking certain steps, you can protect your business from huge expenses later on. If you terminate an employee wrongfully, you may be liable for damages.
Our attorneys do not solely represent employers – they also have successfully represented employees. While few firms do both, we feel that this practice gives our lawyers insight into employee strategies and allows for a better defense when we are representing employers.