Representing Employers Accused of Wrongdoing
In our current litigious environment, businesses face a constant barrage of claims initiated by disgruntled employees and former employees. These lawsuits cost companies time and money, diverting resources and energy from business objectives. Hiring a skilled lawyer to combat a claim can make a significant difference in the length, cost and outcome to your company.
Our law firm, Ruderman, Horn & Esmerado, P.C., vigorously defends businesses and employment insurance companies against a myriad of employment law claims. We recognize both the value of a zealous aggressive approach and the costly nature of litigation. As a result, all strategic litigation decisions represent a balance between costs versus need. Our office places an emphasis on maintaining communications with our clients to keep them apprised of developments and to obtain their input regarding strategic decisions. We understand that our role as attorneys includes acting as advisors who outline the advantages and disadvantages of a considered approach, while recognizing that the ultimate decision rests with the client. When possible, we strive to reach a positive resolution through negotiation. If, however, a client’s case is best served by proceeding to trial, we zealously defend our client’s interests in the courtroom.
Comprehensive Employment Litigation Defense
Business and corporate clients turn to Ruderman, Horn & Esmerado, P.C., because of our litigation defense experience and proven track record of success. Our seasoned trial lawyers represent employers in a variety of lawsuits, at both the trial and appellate level, in areas including:
- Sexual harassment
- Harassment based on protected classes such as race, national origin, age, disability, religion
- Discrimination based on protected classes including sex, race, national origin, age, disability, religion
- Wage discrimination
- New Jersey Law Against Discrimination cases
- Conscientious Employee Protection Act claims
- Americans with Disabilities Act claims
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act claims
- Family and Medical Leave Act claims
- Retaliation cases
- Whistleblower cases
- Section 1983 cases
- Wrongful termination
- Wage and hour, including overtime pay violations
- Covenants not to compete and other violations of post-termination obligations of former employees
Our attorneys have decades of litigation experience and a high trial success rate. Additionally, we defend clients before administrative agencies, such as the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. We work efficiently to reach an effective solution that protects your business interests.
Understanding Current Labor and Employment Laws
Our team remains current on constantly evolving state and federal labor and employment laws. We lecture on various employment issues throughout New Jersey. One of our primary attorneys, Mark S. Ruderman, is a founding partner of the Employment Law and Education Association, a New Jersey corporation committed to the prevention of costly employment litigation.
To discuss your employment litigation issue with our team, contact us online or call our office in Springfield, New Jersey, at 973-467-5111.