Lorance & Thompson has provided outstanding representation to clients faced with claims by their current and former employees dating back to when the firm was founded in 1971. Today, employment litigation is key part of the firm’s practice.
We understand that the representation of employers requires unique expertise and appreciation of the complex network of laws relating to employees, former employees, and applicants for employment. The team of employment litigation specialists at Lorance & Thompson represent employers in administrative hearings, at trial in federal and state courts, and on appeal. Moreover, our services extend to assistance with proactive measures, including the preparation of employee handbooks, employment contracts, and confidentiality agreements.
Our experienced attorneys help employers meet legal obligations in every employment area and comply with local, state, and federal employment laws including:
•Wrongful discharge, retaliation and tort claims;
•Employment discrimination and sexual harassment;
•Privacy in the workplace;
•Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;
•The Equal Pay Act (EPA);
•The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
•Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA);
•Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
•The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other whistleblower protections;
•The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
•The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
•The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act;
•Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA); and
•Special considerations relating to public sector employment.
Lorance & Thompson attorneys are routinely retained to handle matters, not just in the Houston/Southeast Texas area, but all over the state of Texas. We are regularly asked to litigate in such diverse locales as El Paso, Laredo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and all along the Gulf Coast. Our attorneys practice in Texas state and federal district courts. We are further admitted to all Texas courts of appeal and the Texas Supreme Court, and federal appellate courts in the U.S. Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. For further information on Lorance & Thompson’s employment law practice, contact any of the following attorneys in the practice group: Melanie Cheairs, Brian Coolidge, Ryan Hand, and Kathy Ward.