Litigation

Companies and businesses of all sizes and across all industries are made up of people with differing viewpoints and perspectives.  Thus, when business decisions are made, or problems with employees arise, disputes can occur and may escalate to litigation.  Labor and employment litigation does not necessarily mean that an employer has done something wrong.  In fact, companies that strive to do everything right can and do get sued.  It is an unfortunate cost of doing business in a litigious society.  When disputes end up before the courts, they are frequently protracted, time-consuming and expensive.  In the context of labor and employment litigation, it is not uncommon for such cases to span three or even four years.

Even if employers are successful in defending against labor and employment claims, it is often a hollow victory – after considerable time, money and other resources have been expended and usually cannot be recovered.  As many say, no one benefits from litigation – except the attorneys.  Because of this truism, prudent companies seek to take all reasonable preventive steps to limit the risk of litigation.

If you are facing a workplace litigation issue, you need experienced labor and employment counsel on your side.  Having a well-equipped legal team as your advocate can make all the difference.  We are here for you.

Kamer Zucker Abbott has a wide range of experience in the representation of employers in almost every area of workplace discrimination and civil rights laws.  We represent employers in federal and state courts as well as in administrative proceedings.  Whenever appropriate, we pursue arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to resolve claims short of litigation.

Our attorneys represent both public and private employers before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and all Nevada state courts, including the Nevada Supreme Court.  We defend claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation under all applicable state and federal statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act.

The firm also represents public employers in the defense of a variety of claims brought by their employees, including:

  • Claims alleging violations of the First Amendment
  • Due process
  • Discrimination laws
  • Civil rights statutes

The firm's cases include KZA's 2001 victory before the United States Supreme Court, in which partner Carol Davis Zucker was lead counsel, securing a victory for the nation's sixth largest public school district in the sexual harassment-retaliation case of Clark County School District vs. Breeden, 532 U.S. 268 (2001).

KZA's attorneys also have extensive experience defending companies against non-statutory litigation claims such as:

  • Tortious discharge in violation of public policy
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Negligent hiring, supervision and training

To schedule an initial consultation with KZA, call 702-259-8640 or email the firm.