Employment Law Defense

Running a business has never been more complex or competitive. Allegations of discrimination, retaliation or harassment by an employee can divert your focus and damage your company's reputation. The results can be costly, not only in terms of the bottom line, but also in its impact on recruitment efforts and employee morale.

Based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry has a long and strong track record of defending all types of businesses in matters pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as matters in state and federal courts.

We handle a broad range of employment litigation defense matters, including:

  • Harassment and employment discrimination claims
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Wrongful termination and retaliation
  • Breach of employment contracts
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Whistleblower claim defense
  • Violation of public policy cases
  • Non-compete agreements

By assessing the strength of the case and fully explaining all of the client's options, we help reach the quickest resolution possible, frequently without having to go to trial. Our clients not only appreciate the savings that they realize by avoiding court, but also understand the value of avoiding the adverse publicity associated with litigating an employment claim. Of course, if no fair settlement can be reached, our experienced litigators are always prepared to advocate aggressively on our clients' behalf in court.

Preventing employment litigation is much better than resolving it after a lawsuit is filed. Many of our corporate clients therefore put our lawyers' knowledge of federal and state employment law statutes to use by proactively consulting with us on specific workplace issues and steps. We have helped companies draft anti-discrimination training programs, draft employee handbooks and draft employment contracts, and advised employers on reduction-in-workforce procedures.

If you have questions regarding proactive measures such as this, or if you face allegations from an employee, call our experienced employment law defense attorneys at 337-433-9436 or use our contact form to provide more details and schedule a consultation.