Employment Litigation

Employers need experienced trial counsel in the event of a lawsuit, and the legal expertise to avoid one. We have achieved impressive results in nearly every type of employment case, including:

Title VII discrimination claims
Americans with Disabilities Act claims
42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims (civil rights claims such as First Amendment free speech retaliation and procedural and substantive due process claims)
Wrongful discharge
Whistleblower and retaliation claims
Sexual harassment claims
Family and Medical Leave claims
Wage and hour claims
Interference with economic relations/contract claims
Worker’s Compensation discrimination claims

The Hart Wagner employment litigation group offers public and private employers extensive federal and state court trial experience. On average, we try several employment cases to verdict every year, and handle numerous complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the Washington State Human Rights Commission.

We are also adept at winning “trials on paper,” writing motions to dismiss and summary judgment motions that have resulted in the dismissal of numerous state and federal court employment cases prior to trial.

We also provide advice on a wide range of workplace issues and preventive practices, including employee handbooks and policies, training, employment agreements, and disciplinary matters. By providing expert counsel we help employers reduce the risk of costly litigation.