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About our Employment and Labor Practice

We know this area. Our lawyers include a former investigator for the National Labor Relations Board, a former regional director of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, a former in-house attorney responsible for human resource functions, and certified Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) investigators.

The lawyers of Giffen & Kaminski have subject matter experience in age, race, gender and gender orientation discrimination law, Veterans’ rights, family medical leave, sexual harassment, privacy in the workplace, wage and hour law, workplace violence, non-competition and restraint of trade, disability rights and reasonable accommodation, OSHA and ERISA litigation, Title IX, wrongful termination, retaliation, unfair labor practices and employment-related litigation.

Litigation

Our lawyers have defended our management-side clients in employment and labor litigation for almost 30 years. We have never had a substantial verdict against any of our clients. In recent years, we have successfully tried several race, gender, disability and retaliation cases to unanimous defense jury verdicts. Our litigation practice includes:

  • Wrongful discharge and termination claims
  • Unfair competition and trade secrets claims
  • Employment discrimination issues
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Litigation involving wage and hour issues
  • OSHA and ERISA

Advice and Counseling

Giffen & Kaminski is experienced in providing advice and counseling that minimizes the risk of employment litigation.

Special Investigations

Our attorneys are experienced in conducting workplace investigations in companies and in educational settings. Our objective and neutral investigative team has extensive experience in investigations ranging from alleged misconduct at the highest levels of corporations to employee-on-employee sexual harassment. When an impartial investigation is needed to bring clarity to a jumble of innuendo and assertions, Giffen & Kaminski can help.

Audits

Given that federal and state laws and regulations that affect employment practices undergo near constant change, it is essential that employers develop methods to analyze and update employment practices and policies to ensure compliance within their organizations. Helping employers achieve compliance or responding to a government audit are important components of the services provided by Giffen & Kaminski.

Training

Education and proactive human resources planning go a long way to reduce liability exposure. Our attorneys provide training programs for human resource personnel, managers and employees on subjects such as sexual harassment, employee handbooks and personnel policies and procedures.

Our practice areas are narrowly tailored to fit the background and experience of our lawyers. Our practice areas include:

Our Office
  • Cleveland Office
    1300 East Ninth Street
    Suite 1600
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    Phone: 216-621-5161
    Fax: 216-621-2399