Discrimination and Other Complex Employment Litigation

Weil’s Employment Litigation Practice Group is recognized for its proficiency in handling discrimination litigation matters.
We have defended clients across virtually all industries in class actions and other complex cases involving claims based on race, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, retaliation, and other protected classifications. We also defend employers before the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local civil rights agencies on a variety of issues such as discrimination, retaliation, harassment and other civil rights claims. Our lawyers have developed novel and efficient approaches to discrimination litigation defense, including:
  • strategic use of discovery and dispositive motions
  • persuasive use of statistical data
  • cost-efficient strategies for producing electronically stored information
  • effective deployment of consulting and testifying experts.

We also represent clients with respect to compliance with a variety of workplace statutes, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and state and local employment statutes, among others.

Representative Matters

Forest Laboratories, Inc.

Sterling Jewelers

Merrill Lynch

Abbott Laboratories


City of Chicago

Creative Artists Agency

LaBranche & Co. Inc.


United Airlines

The firm has a reputation for handling large class and mass action litigation.

Legal 500 US

Weil’s Employment Litigation practice is “particularly noted for its handling of class and collective actions”.

Chambers USA