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 Employment

The Kightlinger & Gray, LLP employment law attorneys are committed to protecting clients’ interests related to employment law issues, human resource management, and risk management in order to avoid claims and litigation. We also provide auditing and drafting of employment policies and handbooks and management of collective bargaining in order to help clients avoid litigation.

If a claim is asserted, or litigation results, we advise and represent clients toward a resolution. Kightlinger & Gray, LLP employment attorneys have experience defending employment litigation, individual and class action lawsuits from private parties, and governmental agencies in employment related matters. In the last ten years, we have prepared and submitted over 100 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) position statements to the Indianapolis District Office of the EEOC and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. Additionally, we have resolved a greater number of charges through mediation. We work with our clients to arrive at an agreed strategy to mediate or contest the charge, based upon the interests of the client.

Types of cases we handle in this practice area include:

  • Litigation
  • Title VII
  • ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act)
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • Wrongful discharge or termination
  • Retaliation
  • Failure to hire or promote
  • Discrimination in employment benefits
  • Wage and hour issues and disputes
  • Contesting EEOC charges
  • Preparing an EEOC position statement
  • Advising during EEOC mediation process
  • Breach of employment contract claims
  • Workers compensation retaliation
  • Tort

We have defended many different types of employers in both state and federal court lawsuits, including Fortune 500 companies, franchise owners, family-owned businesses, governmental entities, and for-profit and not-for-profit corporations. We provide our clients with the analysis and recommendations needed to arrive at a litigation plan, including the planned resolution of the litigation. Settlements, mediations, summary judgments, and trials are all used as necessary to provide an effective and efficient resolution for the client.

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