If you own or operate a business and have employees, there are proactive steps you can take to minimize the risk you will have to defend yourself or your company in a lawsuit filed by one of those employees. Proper employee training, and the creation and implementation of policies and policy manuals, can help you preempt situations likely to lead to litigation. Despite all proper precautions, you can still find yourself a party to an employment law dispute.
Whether you need guidance to put measures in place to reduce the risk of legal action, or you need strong defense counsel in an employment law matter, Cockerill, Craig & Moore, LLC has the knowledge, skill, experience, and resources to help protect your bottom line. All our attorneys have decades of practical experience, including a partner who is certified as a civil trial lawyer by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
To fully discuss your rights and options with a seasoned New Jersey employment law attorney, contact us online or call our Woodbury office at 856-440-1231.
Your case is important to you … it is important to us, too.
Helping You Take Proactive Measures to Avoid Litigation
An integral part of our employment law practice comprises proactive counseling, helping you understand the steps you can take to foster an environment less likely to lead to allegations of wrongful conduct. We will help you develop effective training programs for your employees, addressing such issues as discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace. We will collaborate with you to put enforceable arbitration agreements in place so that disputes which do arise can be resolved without going to court. We will also assist you by drafting and executing confidentiality, trade secret and noncompetition agreements that protect your valuable intellectual property and client base.
Defending Allegations of Discrimination and Harassment
Our attorneys aggressively defend the rights of employers and management in cases involving allegations of discrimination, including sexual harassment. We will weigh all evidence, including internal memoranda, electronic transmissions, and other communications. Our lawyers will carefully question all potential witnesses to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your case and will collaborate closely with expert witnesses, if appropriate, to develop the most compelling arguments in your defense. We handle claims involving allegations made under all federal and state employment discrimination statutes, including, but not limited to:
- Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
- Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)
- The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- The Law Against Discrimination (LAD)
We also defend companies and their executives in qui tam and whistleblower actions.
Employee Agreements – Issues Of Enforceability
The Attorneys at Cockerill, Craig & Moore, LLC are experienced in crafting and enforcing non-compete clauses and have represented small businesses seeking to protect client lists and other valuable proprietary information and employees subject to such agreements seeking new employment.
New Jersey is an “at-will” employment state. As an employer, you can terminate a worker for any legal reason – a reason that does not violate law or public policy, or in breach of an employment contract. We will aggressively defend you whenever an employee alleges wrongful discharge or termination.
Contact The Attorneys At Cockerill, Craig & Moore, LLC
If you face allegations of discrimination or harassment in the workplace, or would like to respond to minimize the risk of employee lawsuits, contact the Woodbury, New Jersey employment law attorneys at Cockerill, Craig & Moore, LLC online today or call us at 856-440-1231 for an appointment.