Employment and Labor Litigation
Schuyler, Roche & Crisham stands ready to protect its clients' interests in or by litigation. Our attorneys regularly appear before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Supported by the firm's multi-discipline resources, our employment and labor litigators have the trial skills and substantive knowledge needed for our clients to prevail.
Schuyler, Roche & Crisham understands clients' desire to control litigation costs. Our rates compare favorably with larger firms. Our expertise, however, is second to none. We work with clients to map out reasonable budgets without compromising our efforts on their behalf. Cases are not overstaffed.
Harassment and Discrimination
Federal and state statutes prohibit employers from hiring, promoting or discharging employees based on age, sex, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, medical condition, and perceived or real mental or physical disabilities. These laws, which are not always consistent or consistently enforced, can lead to substantial employer liability. Our attorneys are experienced in all of these areas.
Employee lawsuits alleging wrongful discharge continue to grow in number. These claims include whistleblower suits. These lawsuits represent substantial financial exposure to employers, both in terms of verdict potential and the cost of defense. Schuyler, Roche & Crisham attorneys have been defending successfully against such claims since their appearance on the judicial landscape decades ago.
Schuyler, Roche & Crisham represents employers and trustees in employee benefits administration and litigation in both public and private sectors. We have represented clients on ERISA related issues and matters under state-governed public sector plans before a number of state and federal agencies. Our group has successfully resolved claims of breach of fiduciary duty. We also have withdrawal liability experience.
Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
Proprietary information is vital to businesses in today's world. Schuyler, Roche & Crisham regularly assists clients to protect proprietary and confidential information, trade secrets, and intellectual property rights. We have the skill to gain immediate protection by means of rapid injunctive procedures and then if necessary to vindicate our clients' rights in full-dress trials.
Schuyler, Roche & Crisham has represented clients in a truly wide variety of labor related appellate matters. These are areas that often require creativity rather than run-of-the-mill book knowledge. Our lawyers have that creativity and originality on top of a sound grasp of the fundamentals. SRC lawyers are also thoroughly grounded in appellate procedures. These talents along with a deep knowledge of trial matters are our ingredients for success.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Courts and clients now more than ever look for means of alternative dispute resolution, (e.g, mediation and arbitration), to avoid the cost of full-scale litigation. Schuyler, Roche & Crisham attorneys have been in the forefront of alternative means or dispute resolution for decades.