Laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment continue to expand, and government agencies continue to increase their enforcement activities. Fisher & Phillips lawyers assist employers faced with claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and similar federal and state laws. Our attorneys defend lawsuits in federal and state courts around the country, including class actions and multi-plaintiff cases. Our attorneys also represent educational institutions involved in Title IX claims, defend businesses and property owners in ADA Title III litigation, and represent property owners and associations litigating fair housing claims. Our attorneys additionally work with employers that are responding to individual and systemic discrimination charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, as well as state civil rights agencies.
In addition, our attorneys work with employers of all types and sizes to help minimize the risk of litigation. We design workplace anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, provide management and supervisory training, and assist in coordinating internal investigations of harassment and discrimination claims. Our attorneys also assist government contractors in evaluating their status and obligations under affirmative action laws, in drafting affirmative action plans, and in responding to OFCCP compliance audits through all phases, including conciliation.