Akerman has experience defending private and public employers in a wide array of employment litigation. We handle cases in multiple jurisdictions with extensive experience and knowledge of state and federal employment laws, backed by the breadth and depth of resources of one of the top 100 law firms in the United States.
Our approach is to handle claims in an aggressive, yet efficient and cost-conscious fashion. Our cases are staffed leanly, and we work with clients to resolve cases quickly through dispositive motions or alternative dispute resolution methods.
|Defend employers in all types of employment litigation, including class-action discrimination cases and collective action wage and hour litigation|
|Represent employers in administrative charges, including devising and supervising settlements with the U.S. Department of Labor, and to assist with obviating the need for large-scale litigation|
|Experience with litigating claims at all levels, including claims and litigation brought before federal and state agencies, boards, and trial and appellate courts|
|Litigation of Age, Race, Sex (including Sexual Harassment), Sexual Orientation, National Origin, Disability, Veterans’ Rights, and Religious Discrimination Cases, and Other Protected Categories, as well as Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims|
|Defense of Employment Tort Claims such as Claims of Negligent Hiring and Retention, Negligent Supervision, Defamation, Wrongful Discharge, Intentional or Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress, Assault and Battery, Invasion of Privacy, and Similar Causes of Action|
|Prosecution and Defense of Claims Regarding Non-Compete, Con-Solicitation, Confidentiality, and Other Employment Agreements, and Employer Trade Secrets|
|Representation Regarding Labor Relation Matters, from Initial Counseling to NLRB Hearings to Appellate Court Practice, Striving to Assist Employers in Avoiding Disruption in the Workplace|
|"This trusted labor and employment practice is active in class actions and collective bargaining, and is also a major player in whistle-blower, wage and hour, noncompete and discrimination suits." (Chambers USA)|
|U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment, and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law categories|
|The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading Immigration law firms in the U.S.|
|Chambers USA: Ranked as one of the leading Labor & Employment law firms in Florida since 2003|
|Daily Business Review: Recognized as Litigation Department of the Year in the Labor & Employment category|