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, an Ohio Supreme Court-certified labor and employment specialist, a former in-house attorney responsible for the human resource functions of the company, certified ATIXA investigators and a former Ohio judge.
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.
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:
Giffen & Kaminski is experienced in providing advice and counseling that minimizes the risk of employment litigation.
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.
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.
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: