Employment

The Employment attorneys at Cousineau, Van Bergen, McNee & Malone, P.A. have represented small and large employers in employment claims for years. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to assist them through pre-suit investigations by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, litigation in state and federal courts, and post-trial appeals.

Employment claims are often contentious and highly sensitive matters for both employers and employees. Our attorneys understand that and appreciate that these cases can be complex, from the applicable state and federal laws at issue, to the amount of documents and number of witnesses involved, and recognize that litigating these cases can be costly, including due to disruptions to ongoing business operations.

Our attorneys conduct early meetings and interviews of the involved employees, supervisors and managers and review of the relevant documents, including personnel files, handbooks, employment contracts, etc., in order to assess the merits and potential risks of the claim in order to develop with our clients and their insurers a strategy for resolution or litigation. Cousineau, Van Bergen, McNee & Malone, P.A.’s employment attorneys have used this approach in their defense of employers in state and federal cases alleging discrimination or adverse employment actions involving the following:

  • Age
  • Race
  • National Origin
  • Disability/ADA Claims
  • Gender/Sexual Harassment
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion
  • Equal Pay
  • Whistleblower Actions
  • Retaliation/Reprisal
  • Non-Compete Agreements