Employment Law

Ortale Kelley employment law attorneys represent private and public employers through every step of their relationship with employees. From the signing of an employment agreement to the termination of an employment relationship, and every step in between, we provide advice and direction regarding how to handle and settle workplace disputes with a mind to preventing these disputes in the first place.

From conference rooms to courtrooms, Ortale Kelley employment law attorneys are experienced to counsel their corporate clients through the challenging day-to-day decisions involving policy making, discipline and even termination of their employees. From drafting employee handbooks and policy and procedure guides to counseling clients through careful employment decisions, Ortale Kelley puts its experience to work to avoid costly litigation when possible. However, we are mindful that employers cannot be completely insulated from the filing of EEOC charges, DOL investigations, and the like. Therefore, Ortale Kelley attorneys are prepared to respond to the EEOC, the Tennessee Department of Labor, and other administrative agencies and to further litigate matters in all state and federal courts, and mediation and arbitration forums.

Because Ortale Kelley is a full-service law firm, our employment law attorneys may draw upon the experience and knowledge of other Ortale Kelley attorneys in the following practice areas:

  • Drafting and negotiating employment documents
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Discrimination claims
  • Sexual harassment claims
  • Whistleblowers
  • Americans with Disabilities Act claims
  • Family Medical Leave Act claims
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act claims
  • Fair Labor Standards Act claims
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act claims
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act claims