Burson Entrekin Orr Mitchell & Lacey, P.A. routinely assists clients in employment-related matters.  Our practice includes both employment defense litigation as well as assisting clients in developing appropriate practices, policies, and procedures that govern the relationship with their employees.    

BEOML attorneys help clients respond to Charges of Discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and responses to unemployment claims filed with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.  BEOML attorneys litigate these cases as needed in both the state and federal courts in Mississippi. The employment litigation successfully handled by BEOML attorneys include state claims and federal claims.  The state law claims typically include McArn wrongful termination allegations, and the federal claims typically involve gender, age, race, and disability claims brought under an array of federal statutes such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1963, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Section 1981 Race Discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.  A successful defense of these claims requires a current knowledge of the statutes, all amendments and an ability to understand how to present all of the relevant facts and issues to the judges on dispositive motions and, if necessary, the juries at trial.

In addition to employment defense litigation, BEOML attorneys assist clients in developing practices, policies, and procedures for their employees.  We have helped numerous clients develop specific policies to comply with industry standards as well as regulations from a variety of regulations from entities such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, United States Department of Labor, and the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.  These polices include but are not limited to the follow areas – drug testing, absences, leave time, termination, voluntary resignation, overtime, discipline, safety, and others. 

We are committed to providing cost-effective services and achieving satisfactory resolutions of your employment related needs in a timely fashion. To find out how our employment attorneys can assist you and your organization, contact Burson Entrekin Orr Mitchell & Lacey, P.A. today.