James D. Thomas is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He concentrates his practice in the representation of employers in labor and employment matters.
Mr. Thomas regularly represents clients in federal and state courts. His practice includes counseling employers on labor and employment issues, defending labor and employment litigation, and negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Thomas has experience involving claims for breach of contract; trade secret and restrictive covenant issues; sexual and racial harassment; pregnancy, sex, race and age discrimination; wrongful discharge; and violations of the ADEA, ERISA, FMLA, FLSA, Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Act, Title VII, and other statutes.
As an advisor to employers, Jim counsels on a wide range of labor and employment issues including discharge and discipline, conducting harassment investigations, employee handbooks and policies, union organizing campaigns, double-breasting, drug testing, subcontracting, strikes and picketing, plant closings, and compliance with WARN and other federal, state, and local laws regarding civil rights and employment.