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Employment Litigation

Resolving Complex Relationships in the Workplace

Employment law in today’s fast-paced world can present many problems. As age, race and gender issues become more common, the possibility of finding yourself involved in a lawsuit becomes increasingly greater.

At Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., our Employment Law Litigation practice group developed a national reputation working on high-profile employment law cases. Our substantial experience and expertise at the state and federal level benefits our clients in regard to the management, effective prosecution, arbitration and defense of complex employment relationships, claims and disputes.

Winthrop & Weinstine employment lawyers litigate numerous claims on behalf of employers, dealing with all aspects of the employment relationship, including the following:
  • Discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin or disability
  • Sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Claims of violations of the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Rights of employers under non-compete agreements
  • Enforcement of confidentiality agreements
  • Assault, battery and other torts in the workplace

Winthrop & Weinstine lawyers recognize that employment law litigation is disruptive and costly. That’s why at an early stage in the litigation process, our lawyers develop an overall strategy to effectively address any legal and business issues at hand.

Whether formulating and implementing a discovery plan, gathering documents, preparing for depositions or presenting evidence at trial or in the appellate process—even when the only avenue to resolve an employment law claim or dispute is through mediation and arbitration—Winthrop & Weinstine  employment lawyers bring a zealous, intense advocacy in representing clients in the employment law field.

In fact, when our clients want to resolve a complex working-relationship or protect a positive reputation in the marketplace, they look to us to obtain the best results possible. It’s what our clients expect. It’s what we strive to deliver. For more information on employment law litigation at Winthrop, contact us today.





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October 28, 2011
Materials from Winthrop & Weinstine's Employment Law Seminar

August 17, 2011
Securities & Employment Law Alert: Whistleblower Protections Expanded

April 26, 2011
Megan M. Ruwe Cautions Employers About Using Social Media to Screen Job Candidates

December 17, 2010
Finance & Commerce Q&A with Social Media & Employment Attorney Megan M. Ruwe

November 05, 2010
Materials from Winthrop & Weinstine's Employment Law Seminar Held on Nov. 4

September 23, 2010
Megan M. Ruwe Discusses How Employers Can Avoid Liability with Techology & Social Networks

September 13, 2010
Presentation Materials from Allied Executives Social Media Workshop on 9/1

March 26, 2010
Megan M. Ruwe Quoted in Business Journal Article On Lawsuit Concerning LinkedIn

February 03, 2010
Megan Ruwe Gives Best Practices in HR to ALLIANCE Leadership & Management Institute

October 28, 2009
"The Risks of Increased Reliance on Technology" - Megan M. Ruwe

September 15, 2009
Laura Pfeiffer & Mark Pihart Author Minnesota Employment Law Forms and Practice Manual

August 27, 2009
"Employee Internet Postings May Pose a Risk to Employers" - Megan M. Ruwe

August 18, 2009
"Are Your Supervisors a Help or a Hindrance?" - Laura A. Pfeiffer

May 07, 2009
“The Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make When Terminating Employees” – Laura A. Pfeiffer

November 01, 2008
"Pre-Employment Screening and Credit Checks" - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

October 01, 2008
"Top 10 Firing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them" - Laura A. Pfeiffer

June 05, 2008
"Understanding Independent Contractor Classifications" - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

November 01, 2007
"Workplace Privacy" in Human Resources 2007 - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

July 01, 2007
"Documenting Discipline: Begin Early" - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

July 01, 2007
"Preventing—and Coping With—Harassment Charges" - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

July 01, 2007
"Workplace Privacy" in Mortgage Developments 2007 - Mark A. Pihart & Megan M. Ruwe

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