Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick understands that a productive, motivated work force is critical to the success of any employer, public or private. Many of our clients retain us for guidance in addressing employee or general labor disputes. Our employment attorneys believe in "preventive maintenance," providing such services as a review of employee handbooks, forms, and procedures to assist an employer in effectively communicating to employees the ground rules for productive employment. When adverse action against an employee is inevitable, our attorneys are skilled at providing counseling through an unpleasant situation with high litigation potential. If a dispute is unavoidable, we provide aggressive, solution-oriented representation in adversarial proceedings before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and alternative dispute resolution forums.
The firm's employment attorneys are experienced in all aspects of labor and employment law, including labor-management, civil rights and employment discrimination, worker's compensation, wrongful discharge, and tort litigation arising from employment matters.
New employment laws have placed increasing demands on clients engaged in managing the workplace. Our attorneys regularly counsel clients on how to avoid sexual harassment claims, implement a drug-free workplace program, or tackle classification and compensation issues. As litigators, our employment attorneys have skillfully defended public and private clients against discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuits, obtaining favorable judgments for our clients in many instances. In Kilgore vs. Thompson & Brock Management, Inc., 93 F.3d 752 (11th cir. (Ala.) 1996), reh'g denied, 105 F.3d 673 (11th Cir. (Ala.) 1997) our lawyers succeeded in defending against a sexual harassment claim which resulted in an Eleventh Circuit opinion widely cited as establishing clarity as to the reporting requirements to upper management.
Our clients choose Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick with confidence that we have the expertise, experience, and local knowledge to handle their most difficult, challenging, and critical employment issues.