Civil Rights, Leave & Agency Investigations
Practice Area Info
Public and private employers alike have a variety of laws to follow covering civil rights and employment. With the extensive know-how of the labor and employment attorneys and the breadth of their practices, Wright Lindsey Jennings is uniquely qualified to handle a multitude of employment and civil rights matters.
In fact, our attorneys have litigated and tried a variety of cases under federal and state law, including cases brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Arkansas Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standard Act, the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act and 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983.
Our attorneys also have extensive experience defending administrative claims brought with the EEOC and Department of Labor, and frequently use mediation programs offered by these agencies.
Despite our collective trial and mediation experience, which includes defending class and collective actions, our labor and employment attorneys place a premium on preventing employee claims that could lead to administrative investigations and litigation. To that end, we frequently advise clients on complicated employment issues, including leave issues involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). We also offer training to managers and employees in an effort both to educate clients on the various employment and civil rights laws and to ensure best practices are being followed.