Employment Litigation

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Lindquist & Vennum's employment litigation attorneys defend our clients in contested cases brought before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. We have significant experience defending statutory claims such as discrimination, harassment, FLSA, False Claims Act, FMLA, trade secret and minority shareholder disputes, as well as common law claims including, non-compete violations, tortious interference, breach of contract, negligent hiring and retention.

We take a proactive, strategic approach to employment litigation defense, and work closely with clients to execute on the agreed-upon strategy efficiently. We know that employment-related lawsuits can be emotional, time consuming, and expensive. To address these challenges, our attorneys provide an objective and well-informed assessment of the matter at hand, and proactively represent our client’s interests. Our trial attorneys have extensive experience in state, federal, and appeals courts, as well as with agencies such as the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. We leverage this experience and the firm’s vast business law resources to help employers achieve swift and effective resolution to their disputes.

Experience
  • Obtained successful defense and appeal before the Minnesota Court of Appeals of employee breach of contract, defamation and tortious interference claim.
  • Secured federal court’s dismissal and successfully defended appeal of racial harassment and discrimination class action brought by the EECO against national manufacture.
  • Secured federal court’s dismissal of disability discrimination lawsuit against medical device manufacturer.
  • Secured dismissal of lawsuit involving allegations of racial harassment against medical device manufacturer.
  • Prevailed on summary judgment before United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, obtaining dismissal of plaintiff’s claims alleging violations of ADA, MHRA, and FMLA.
  • After first obtaining voluntarily dismissal of employee’s age discrimination claims under ADEA and MHRA, prevailed on summary judgment before United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on plaintiff’s claims under ADA and MHRA.
  • Uncovered and investigated seven figure employee kickback scheme for subsidiary of international firm.
  • Handled forensic investigation of six figure employee expense account and billing fraud scheme for private medical device company.
  • Handled forensic investigation of six figure c-suite executive expense account fraud for pubic company.
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