November 27, 2022

Volume XII, Number 331

Rebecca J. Bennett

There is a story behind every employment discrimination claim.  Rebecca is skilled at telling your side of the story.  She unravels allegations, sifts through facts, and marshals evidence to build a defense.  Rebecca is a trial lawyer.  Through experience and intuition, she is good at evaluating risks and drawing up a winning strategy, whether that means early resolution or preparing for a jury trial.  Clients appreciate Rebecca’s cool-headed counsel in times of workplace trouble and uncertainty.

Rebecca has spent her career representing and counseling employers nationally in all aspects of labor and employment law, litigation, and compliance.  As a trial lawyer, she has achieved successful results for employers through defense verdicts, arbitration awards, dismissals, appeals, and negotiated settlements, in hundreds of matters for employers in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, technology, professional services, higher and secondary education, retail, non-profit, transportation, retail, hospitality, and construction.  She has advised clients regarding the formation and maintenance of disadvantaged, minority and female business enterprises and voluntary supplier diversity issues. Much of her work includes advising and representing clients through workplace crises, such as data breach, criminal activity, abuse, fraud, workplace violence, accidents, and other crises requiring swift, thorough, and coordinated action.

Clients served range from Fortune 100 to closely-held start-ups.

Her specific experience includes:

  • Complex employment litigation defense of claims under federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Equal Pay Act, among other laws and regulations
  • Unfair competition litigation and advice, including trade secret, restrictive covenant, non-compete, confidentiality, and non-solicitation litigation
  • Title IX compliance, training, and litigation
  • Class and collective action defense
  • Wage and hour litigation and compliance
  • Personnel policies
  • State and federal human resources legal compliance
  • Discipline and discharge counseling
  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Traditional labor relations issues, including grievances, unfair labor practice charges, mediation and arbitrations;
  • Union avoidance, strike planning, and union elections
  • Prevailing wage and other government contracting requirements.
  • Employment contracts, including executive employment agreements, non-compete, trade secret, and confidentiality agreements
  • OSHA litigation
  • Data breach and privacy, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Affirmative action

Rebecca provides customized training programs to employers for labor and employment compliance.  She is a frequent presenter, having given over 100 presentations, speeches, webinars, podcasts, and training sessions for employers.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Rebecca J. Bennett