Employment Litigation

Sansweet, Dearden and Burke, Ltd. (SDB) advises both employers and employees concerning labor and employment issues.

Employer Issues

For health care employers, KSDB provides advice on leave of absence policies, handling employee misconduct, and unemployment compensation claims. We also have experience assisting employers in their response to allegations of discrimination or violations of employment laws before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or the applicable state or local human relations commission.

Employee Issues

For employees, KSDB analyzes claims of unlawful conduct, such as discrimination and retaliation. We help employees navigate the administrative process before the state human relations commission and/or the EEOC. KSDB also advises employees about breach of employment contract issues, such as unpaid wages and incentive compensation. Additionally, our firm provides counsel to employee whistleblowers.

We also have experience handling cases the test the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements: their geographic and temporal limitations, the adequacy of the consideration for the covenant, and the public policy that is supported or violated by enforcement of the covenant.