Given the increased stakes of defending employment-related claims, employers and insurers must be cautious and careful when making employment-related litigation decisions. 

For over 50 years, Skoler, Abbott & Presser has been successfully defending employers in virtually every type of employment dispute.  Our employment litigation team has won cases for employers in claims arising under numerous state and federal discrimination and harassment statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practices Act (“Chapter 151B”), and the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (“CFEPA”).  We are also experienced in defending employers and their managers against state common law claims, including breach of contract, non-compete lawsuits and unfair competition, libel and slander, interference with contract, infliction of emotional distress, and wrongful discharge.

Our attorneys’ extensive experience in state and federal courts allows us to develop and implement successful litigation strategies that obtain the best possible results for our clients.  We defend all types of employment cases:  single-plaintiff discrimination or common law actions; complex collective and class actions, particularly of the wage and hour variety; disparate treatment claims; disparate impact theories, involving statistical evidence; and individual employee benefit claims and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) actions.  We have also counseled employers on their compliance obligations under equal employment opportunity laws and defended employers against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation lawsuits, as well as administrative investigations.

Skoler Abbott attorneys have experience representing employers in all types of discrimination cases.  The most common areas include:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Disability and reasonable accommodations
  • Equal pay
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • “Pattern or practice” claims

Our Firm is skilled at developing client-focused, strategic litigation plans early in the lawsuit. That strategic plan is carried out through resolution of the lawsuit, either by settlement or trial.  Our client-driven strategies make Skoler Abbott the choice of many employers and insurers for their litigation needs.