Employment Litigation

The experienced attorneys at the law firm of Driggers, Schultz & Herbst, P.C. represent employers and individuals in all aspects of employment litigation in state and federal courts in Michigan and the United States. In regard to employers, the Firm defends corporations and organizations against claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation in the workplace both in court and in arbitrations. This includes acting as local counsel for out of state firms who may have a lawsuit brought against a client in Michigan. The Firm has a high success rate in dismissing and settling cases for minimal amounts based on Summary Judgment motions and an aggressive defense. In addition to representing employers in state and federal courts, Driggers, Schultz & Herbst defends employers before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Department of Labor, and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency.

In regard to individuals, there may be instances where employers have violated state and federal laws protecting employees against discrimination and in the workplace, including gender, race, sexual harassment, religion, national origin, age and disability. If so, our experienced attorneys represent employees in filing discrimination claims in the courts and administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. The Firm also represents employees in claims involving unfair labor practices which include denial of wages, equal pay, overtime, denial of unemployment benefits, and denial of a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act. The law also protects employees from retaliation by an employer for exercising rights under state and federal discrimination statutes, including complaints to management or administrative agencies regarding discrimination or sexual harassment. The Firm represents employees regarding retaliation claims which are becoming more numerous.

If you face a discrimination or other employment law claim, you should get legal advice to understand the law and develop a strategy to defend you and your company. Likewise, if you have been the victim of discriminatory treatment or you've been subjected to unfair practices, you need to understand your rights and how to enforce them. The experienced employment attorneys at Driggers, Schultz & Herbst can help.