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When contentious disputes with disgruntled former employees appear headed for trial, Beck Redden’s Employment practice provides the essential combination of strategic communication, negotiation, and trial expertise needed for a comprehensive defense.

For large companies and professional services firms facing lawsuits from high-profile former employees, the problem is always bigger than just the litigation itself. The potential for subsequent waves of similar complaints, reputation fallout, future hiring difficulties, and marketplace alienation must all be factored into a legal strategy. The consequences of losing are significant, and cases rarely settle.

Sectors under economic duress from the COVID-19 pandemic, increased regulatory scrutiny, and other marketplace shifts are experiencing widespread layoffs, triggering a spike in litigation. Recent eye-popping verdicts and the transition to a new federal administration also give rise to new uncertainties around how employment disputes will fare in the courtroom going forward. Beck Redden’s decades of experience are a comfort to clients in these intensifying conditions.

Our Employment practice helps clients by:
  • Taking employment cases to trial
  • Handling a wide range of traditional and non-traditional employment issues, including executive compensation, employee wages, non-competition agreements, misappropriation and theft of trade secrets, defamation, wrongful termination and retaliation
  • Defending against claims of discrimination to due race, color, religion, sex, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and military and veteran status
  • Knocking down claims with an eye towards preventing other similar lawsuits from being brought en masse
  • Helping to address and manage reputational concerns
  • Providing guidance and strategy for the termination of low-performing employees threatening to sue
  • Investigating the sources of communication breakdown that often lead to grievance
  • Facilitating communication between managers and employees, and negotiating accommodations when possible
  • Defending against whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts
  • Litigating matters of business divorce and partnership dissolution

Unwanted termination, whether for financial or performance reasons, can be very painful for parties on both sides. Attacks can become vicious, and allegations unfathomable. Beck Redden lawyers understand that success in employment matters requires listening to the client with great care, and that in addition to financial repercussions there are often personal and professional reputations at stake. We provide our clients with a steady, even course of action no matter the circumstances.

Fields Alexander

Partner

Houston

713.951.6220

Jacqueline Furlow

Associate

Houston

713.951.6276

Thomas E. Ganucheau

Partner

Houston

713.951.6219

Parth S. Gejji

Associate

Houston

713.951.6288

Jeff M. Golub

Partner

Houston

713.951.6281

Thomas R. McDade

Of Counsel

Houston

713.951.6229

Matthew P. Whitley

Partner

Houston

713.951.6251

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Thomas E. Ganucheau 713.951.6219