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Employment Litigation

Practices Main

Potter Anderson’s Employment and Labor attorneys represent employers in connection with employment-related disputes filed in federal and state courts around the country, as well as government agencies and other tribunals. Our attorneys served as defense counsel in one of the first workers’ compensation retaliation claims tried to a jury in Delaware (defense verdict).

We have successfully represented clients in:

  • Employment discrimination claims, non-competition and trade secret controversies, ERISA claims, and breach of employment contract claims. 
  • Trials before judges and juries. 
  • Matters before federal and state administrative agencies, including the Delaware Department of Labor, the Delaware Public Employee Relations Board, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. 
  • Arbitration proceedings, mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Representative Matters

  • Represented one of the largest retailers in an action in the Chancery Court of the State of Delaware, seeking enforcement of the terms of a non-competition agreement against a former member of senior management team who sought to join a competitor as CEO. The former executive was enjoined from working for the competitor. 
  • Represented an international technology service provider in an action in the Chancery Court of the State of Delaware, seeking enforcement of a restrictive covenant agreement against a former member of senior management. 
  • Defended a client in the leisure and entertainment industry in several charges of alleged discrimination, including race, national origin, sex and retaliation and most recently, in the defense of an equal access complaint, based on disability, before the Delaware Human Relations Commission. 
  • Represented a major auto maker in the Delaware Court of Chancery in connection with a pending class action suit involving claims relating to the company’s administration of workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Represented a gaming client before the National Labor Relations Board in connection with a representation hearing on a petition to decertify a union and order an election, as well as a related request for review.