Heather L. MacDougall
Heather L. MacDougall
Of Counsel 
222 Lakeview Avenue
Suite 400
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Heather MacDougall represents employers throughout the U.S. with regard to all matters involving labor, employment, and occupational safety and health law, providing proactive guidance to employers on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Heather counsels and represents companies in OSHA inspections and citations, traditional labor relations, and EEO discrimination charges and litigation. She has served as chief legal counsel & special advisor to the chairman of the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.

Representation of multi-national company with regard to multiple charges claiming race discrimination in training and promotion and targeted by the EEOC through its systemic discrimination initiative.
Representation of a large corporate hospital and healthcare system in both labor relations and workplace safety and health matters.
Representation of a convenience store chain in a Title VII jury trial.
Representation of a national trade association as amicus curiae before the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.

Akerman Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Understanding and Avoiding Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims," November 2013
The Seminar Group's 3rd Annual Florida's Premier Labor & Employment Law Conference, Speaker, "Effectively Handling Workplace Safety & Health and Environmental Complaints," September 2013
Akerman 18th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Will You Be Ready If OSHA Knocks? Effectively Handling Workplace Safety and Health Issues," April 2013
Associated General Contractors, Florida East Coast Chapter, Speaker, "Effectively Handling Workplace Safety and Health Complaints," June 2013
Inside Counsel, Quoted, "Meritless Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Are On the Rise," March 2013
SHRM Online, Quoted, "How to Contest and Reduce OSHA Fines," February 2013
Occupational Safety & Health Reporter, Quoted, "Record Number of Whistleblower Cases Filed, Resolved by OSHA in Fiscal 2012," January 2013
ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and Bloomberg BNA, Chapter Editor, Occupational Safety and Health Law (Third Edition), 2013

The Florida Bar, Member
Indiana Bar Association, Member
Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
Society for Human Resource Management, Member
Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County, Member
HR Martin County, Member

U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission, Chief Legal Counsel & Special Advisor to the Chairman, 2002-2003

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Heather L. MacDougall

Labor & Employment

J.D., Marquette University Law School, 1994
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991; Political Science

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