A partner in the Employment, Labor and Benefits Department, Faith has experience guiding clients through issues that arise in the workplace. She handles employment-related litigation for her clients, who range from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Understanding each client has different tolerances and objectives in dealing with employment matters, Faith is passionate about learning her client’s industry and gaining insight into their operations. While always prepared to vigorously proceed through litigation, she teams with her clients to conduct a thorough evaluation of the case, examining the risks and options before crafting a unique strategy that meets their needs. She works with in-house counsel and legal departments, as well human resources officials and company executives, in analyzing each matter and charting the best course toward a resolution. Faith handles litigation relating to all facets of employment law, including, but not limited to, discrimination claims, retaliation claims, wrongful discharge claims, class and collective actions, claims relating to background checks, wage and hour claims, noncompetition issues, and common law tort claims. She also handles wage/hour and exemption issues for clients and has extensive experience in negotiating settlements.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Faith C. Whittaker
The National Law Review named Dinsmore & Shohl as a Go-To Thought Leader for the firm’s Ohio COVID-19 news and for articles providing Coronavirus guidance to human resource professionals. Dinsmore provided frequent updates addressing Ohio’s legislation seeking to expand telehealth access, Ohio’s law granting immunity to essential workers, and the Ohio Treasurer’s COVID-19 community response initiative designed to ease cash flow to local governments. Furthermore, Dinsmore’s authors received unprecedented readership addressing more general employer concerns such as OSHA guidance on mask-wearing, employer-mandated vaccines, and specific alerts developed for HR managers to help them keep pace with the numerous changes during these turbulent times. Dinsmore’s most prolific and well-read authors include Jared M. Bruce, Anna M. Dailey, Hayley Geiler, Thomas W. Hess, Jennifer Orr Mitchell, Jacqueline N. Rau and Faith C. Whittaker.