Despite an employer’s best efforts, litigation, at times, can be unavoidable. At Gravel & Shea, we understand this and are experienced in navigating these unfortunate situations.

When litigation begins, the client should have an early, accurate and objective assessment of the risks posed by the lawsuit and possible liability. An objective assessment can help plan not only a strategy for dealing with the lawsuit itself, but also addressing complications that may arise with current employees, existing managers and public relations issues. An early assessment will also help preserve the testimony of critical witnesses and make an early resolution possible, when that is the best business decision. Gravel & Shea employment attorneys have experience in accurately assessing liability in employment cases and understanding the business practicalities surrounding any litigation.

If an early resolution is not practical or feasible, our attorneys have extensive experience trying employment cases in state and federal courts, before state and federal administrative agencies and in jury and non-jury settings. As part of our litigation approach, we engage in a sophisticated motions practice, attempting to avoid needless discovery disputes by filing dispositive motions as early as practical.

Gravel & Shea attorneys are proud of their successes in all types of employment litigation, including the defense of wrongful discharge, sexual harassment and discrimination claims.