Dorothy (“Dottie”) D. Parson McDermott is a Principal in the Indianapolis, Indiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She concentrates her practice in the defense of civil rights and employment-related claims, as well as ERISA and non-ERISA employee benefits matters, including bad faith and breach of contract claims.
Ms. McDermott defends employers and management in federal and state courts and before administrative entities (EEOC, Indiana and U.S. Department of Labor, and similar state agencies) in matters ranging from ADA, ADEA, COBRA, FMLA, Title VII, Section 1981, the Indiana Wage Payment and Claims statutes, covenant not to compete/trade secret, and wrongful termination claims. Additionally, Ms. McDermott participates in internal FLSA audits on behalf of employers, and the defense of FLSA class action litigation. She also advises employers and management on human resource issues, reductions in force, employee handbooks, policies, severance agreements, EEO training, and workplace violence prevention restraining orders. Ms. McDermott also leads internal corporate investigations regarding claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. She also provides analysis and guidance regarding drug testing laws and medical marijuana/marijuana-related legislation impacting employers in numerous states across the United States.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Dorothy Parson McDermott