Employment Law

litigation experience in employment law

Harman Claytor’s Employment Law Practice Group has offices in both Virginia and the Washington, DC area with an earned reputation for aggressive and effective representation and defense of public and private employers in an array of employment law disputes. Every step of the way, we are dedicated to providing you with the most efficient counsel to ensure you receive the legal guidance you need — the moment you need it.

As our client, you have highly skilled employment law professionals on your side with extensive experience handling and defending employment litigation claims, whether before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or a state or federal court. You also benefit from counsel on how to prevent employment claims or proactively handle claims before a lawsuit is filed. We can even assist you with both internal and administrative agency analysis during an employment claim’s investigative stage. 

Our Employment Law Practice Group attorneys have successfully defended employers in a variety of cases, including:

  • Discrimination Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Discrimination Under The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • Discrimination Under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Sexual Harassment, Hostile Work Environment and Workplace Retaliation
  • Violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1981
  • Wrongful Discharge and Breach of Employment Contract
  • Breach of Contract
  • Defamation
  • Claims of Hazard Wages and Commissions
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Wrongful Termination Allegations
  • Constitutional Rights Violations, Including Due Process and Free Speech Rights
Representative Experience
  • Successfully defended police chief against claims by former police officer that his termination from his employment violated his 14th Amendment Due Process rights resulting in dismissal of Complaint.
  • Successfully defended Sheriff in claims that plaintiff’s termination from her employment violated her First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment rights resulting in dismissal of Complaint.
  • Summary judgment in favor of employer on plaintiff’s claims that it violated Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Family Medical Leave Act when it eliminated her position.
  • Summary judgment in favor of employer on plaintiff’s claims of sex and race discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation following her termination.
  • Summary judgment in favor of a mental health facility for claims of discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII by a former employee.
  • Summary judgment in favor of employer on plaintiff’s claims that she was subject to sex discrimination and retaliation when she was terminated after her complaints.
  • Summary judgment in favor of convenience store on claims that it improperly classified and failed to pay plaintiff overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Summary judgment in favor of Town on plaintiff’s claim that he was terminated in violation of his First Amendment rights and in retaliation for being a whistleblower.
  • Successfully defended company against claims that termination of independent contractor relationship with company violated Title VII and 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1985 resulting in dismissal of Complaint.
  • Summary judgment in favor of school district on teacher’s claim that her due process rights were violated when her employment was terminated.
  • Summary judgment in favor of regional park authority employee on plaintiff’s claim for individual liability under the FMLA.

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Employment Law Contacts
Jeremy D. Capps
David P. Corrigan
Melissa Y. York