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Labor and Employment Practices Liability

Smith Sovik has extensive experience helping businesses throughout the Northeast strengthen their labor and employment practices. This includes developing employee handbooks and company policies, investigating claims of misconduct, offering advice on employee discipline or termination, representing clients at mediations and arbitrations and defending clients in the Federal and State courts.

Because employee issues often arise unexpectedly and require swift action, we respond immediately to potential discrimination, sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims. Our proactive approach resolves potential claims before they are even commenced.

Our lawyers have handled cases regarding a variety of statutes, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), 42 U.S.C. Section 1981 (1981 claims) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.  So when our clients choose to litigate, they know their case is being defended by a seasoned, successful trial lawyer.

I have 30 years of senior level litigation management experience with a large insurance carrier. Smith Sovik has been the reliable partner throughout this time. Vic Prial made significant impact on outcome in a recent products case resulting in an amputation. His summary judgment motion was impeccable and the argument he made to the judge resulted in our motion being granted. It was so compelling that plaintiff didn’t perfect the appeal he vowed to pursue. The key attribute is in collaborating to meet our clearly defined outcome objectives. All my insureds rave about Smith Sovik and so customer service meets and exceeds expectations. They make my life easy…