Discrimination

For decades, the attorneys at Kramer Rayson LLP have provided employers and employees with legal advise and representation in diverse employment settings.  American discrimination laws of the 21st Century imposes significant obligations and potential liabilities on employers.  We believe in preventing litigation, promptly resolving litigation where possible, but also in mounting a well planned litigation strategy to bring the litigation to a successful conclusion with the maximum value to the client.

Kramer Rayson attorneys work with many clients from the start of the employment relationship to its end in order to protect employers from discrimination claims.  Few discrimination claims spring anew with a termination decision.  We have advised many employers about laying the proper groundwork in the event the employee and employer must eventually part ways. We recognize, however, that the process is not about "how to terminate the employee" but how to further the employment relationship so where an employer can salvage the employee, we advise the employer accordingly.

Employers also make a number of non-termination decisions that have potential legal consequences and our attorneys have advised numerous clients about their obligations and rights in accommodating employees with disabilities, health insurance concerns, absenteeism, workplace performance, and workplace violence concerns.  We also advise employers on developing plans for reductions-in-force, voluntary separation programs, compensation plans, hiring and promotional procedures, handbook development and many other employment process issues.

Where an employer is sued, we work with the employer to defend the action to an acceptable resolution as expeditiously as possible.  Kramer Rayson attorneys support early mediation of claims that have a reasonable chance of settlement because that brings certainty and finality to the employer's potential liability.

And where it is necessary to defend the employer from litigation in court or an administrative agency, the attorneys of Kramer Rayson do so with decades of experience, knowledge and common sense, having defended employers in litigation brought in federal court, state court, the NLRB, the Department of Labor, OFCCP.  Our goal is to not only successfully defend the current litigation but to lay the groundwork for avoiding future litigation by other employees.

To speak with one of our attorneys about employment issues involving discrimination, call Kramer Rayson LLP at 865-525-5134 or contact us online. With offices in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, we regularly serve clients throughout the state and beyond.