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Atlanta Employment Litigation Attorneys Serve Workers and Employers

Skilled advisers provide determined representation for Georgia employment law matters.

We Are Ready To Help

Employment law disputes can become so contentious that often the case must go to trial, despite the parties’ best efforts to resolve the issues. At DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC in Atlanta, our attorneys are skilled trial advocates, ready to protect your rights in state and federal court whenever necessary. Drawing on many decades of combined legal experience, we thoroughly investigate, meticulously prepare and persuasively argue on behalf of our clients. We represent employers and employees, and this dual perspective enables us to advocate effectively to deliver the results our clients need.

Charles did an excellent job representing me. I was very satisfied with the outcome. I would recommend him to anyone.


Proven Advocates Assist with Filing an Employment Lawsuit

No party should rush into litigation. Our attorneys are adept at resolving issues through negotiations, mediation, and arbitration. For certain complaints, such as wage and hour or sexual harassment, a worker can file a complaint with the appropriate government agency, such as the U.S. Department of Labor or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A government agency’s finding can often help resolve the issue quickly. However, filing a lawsuit is often a better remedy than filing a Department of Labor complaint. Our attorneys capably manage all aspects of employment litigation, including:

  • Filing Complaints or Answers in state or federal court.
  • Filing requests for documents.
  • Drafting and answering interrogatories.
  • Conducting depositions of witnesses.
  • Pretrial conferences.
  • Trial presentation.

When you retain our firm to prosecute or defend a civil lawsuit, you can be confident in our ability and commitment.

Experienced Counselors Handle a Wide Range of Employment Litigation Cases

If you must go to trial, you want to know that your legal team has experience in cases similar to yours, that they have knowledge of substantive law and procedure, and the know-how to prove your case. Our team has extensive experience litigating employment law cases related to:

  • Wage and hour disputes
  • FMLA violations
  • Sexual harassment
  • Title VII employment discrimination
  • Unlawful retaliation complaints
  • Whistleblower violations

We can also evaluate when a class action might be appropriate based on the facts of the case. We have been successful in getting classes approved by the court as well as arguing against the certification of a class.

Determined Litigators Assist with Non-compete Agreements and Executive Compensation Matters

Matters involving executive employment contracts and other contract disputes can be particularly complex. Whether either party has breached the agreement is often a technical interpretation. Allegations of bad faith or wrongful termination can be difficult to sort out. The right of an executive to severance is often contentious, as is the issue of whether a non-compete agreement is enforceable. A company needs to protect itself from unfair competition, but separated employees should be able to continue to make a living. The stakes are high for both sides if a worker is accused of misappropriating trade secrets or other intellectual property.

The stakes are even higher when a separated employee is a partner in or officer of the company. Again, ownership interests come into play, including rights to the company’s intellectual property. Of course, companies have a right to protect their trade secrets and brand. Still, separated executives or partners should be appropriately compensated for their role in building up the trove of Intellectual Property. For these reasons, you should only trust your contract disputes to an employment law firm with a track record of success.

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Contact a Georgia law firm experienced in employment litigation

DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC in Atlanta provides determined litigation lawyers and provide services for employers and employees at all levels. Call us at (470) 443-0524 or contact us online to arrange a consultation. Our Atlanta office is ADA accessible.