Employment & Labor Lawyers in Colorado
Race, Sex, Disability Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment
Employment Contracts and Litigation
Our employment law practice includes advising clients on discrimination issues (including harassment, gender, race, age, and disability), non-statutory contract and tort claims, severance agreements and separation packages, wage issues, non-compete agreements, wrongful termination and many other issues.
The Miller & Steiert Approach to Employment Law
We represent both employers and employees, effectively counseling our management clients with respect to the following:
- Human resources issues, including hiring policies and practices
- Employment manuals and handbooks
- Disciplinary and termination decisions
- Compliance issues with respect to federal, state, and local laws and regulations
Because we believe that employers and employees should treat each other with honesty and fairness, we regularly provide our corporate clients with preventative advice to help them comply with legal requirements and avoid costly litigation. We work with both management clients and business individuals to develop positive and productive employment practices designed to minimize conflict.
We represent individuals regarding the following:
- Discrimination claims of every type
- Breach of contract claims
- Unpaid wages
- Employment Agreements/Severance Packages
- Noncompete Agreements
Mike Miller, Gary Clexton and Scott Kleger have handled thousands of employment-related matters, in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and trials. When disputes cannot be avoided or resolved informally, our attorneys bring the experience necessary to represent their clients in every forum where employment matters are heard, including administrative agencies and federal and state courts. In 2012, Gary was selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer in Employment law.
Our clients are not the only ones that use our knowledge. Other lawyers do, too. Bob Steiert authored the Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Employment Law chapter on trade secrets and non-compete agreements. Our attorneys frequently lecture at continuing legal education programs for other attorneys.
If you have an employment issue, contact Miller & Steiert.
When we can, we try to prevent disputes from going into litigation. We are strong proponents of alternative dispute resolution. Any of the following types of disputes can potentially be worked out in mediation or arbitration:
- Employment discrimination, including age, race and sex discrimination
- Wrongful termination
- Sexual harassment
- Breach of contract
- Non-compete contract disputes
- Trade secret claims
- Domain name disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Bad-faith denial of insurance coverage
If we are not able to solve your case using methods of alternative dispute resolution, then we will be prepared to try your case using more formal means, whether in administrative hearings or court proceedings.
We review and negotiate employment contracts and documents for both employers and employees, including the following:
- Non-compete contracts
- Trade secret nondisclosure clauses
- Confidentiality agreements
- Employment policies and manuals
- Severance packages
- Employee handbooks
Employment Discrimination Investigation
When our business clients are accused of inappropriate conduct or discrimination toward their employees, they call us right away. Before we file a single paper with the court, we conduct an investigation. We interview employees and review employment files. We determine whether discriminatory or other illegal conduct did take place. After that, we recommend a course of action. Often we can recommend avoiding litigation. Sometimes these matters can be settled in mediation or in house. We can also review your present employment policies to make sure that they are legally sound and consistently enforced to avoid future allegations.
Contact an employment law attorney for an initial consultation.