September 25, 2022

Volume XII, Number 268

Sean C. Urich

Sean has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law since 2006, and was named one of the Best Lawyers in America in 2021, 2022, and 2023 for Litigation – Labor and Employment. He regularly advises and trains managers, HR professionals, and in-house counsel regarding compliance with state and federal employment laws and numerous workplace issues, including harassment prevention and internal investigations, family and medical leave, military leave and reinstatement rights, and overtime pay. Sean frequently assists clients in preparing employment policies and handbooks, and he has considerable experience in drafting non-competition agreements and evaluating their enforceability.

Sean also defends employers against single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits and arbitrations involving claims of harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, national origin, disability, and religion, workers’ compensation retaliation claims, and common law claims for wrongful discharge, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, and negligent hiring, retention, and supervision. Sean has broad experience representing both employers and employees in disputes arising from covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, and covenants prohibiting the disclosure of trade secrets and confidential information.

In addition to his first-chair litigation and arbitration experience, Sean assists employers in responding to employee complaints filed with various state and federal agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Labor.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Sean C. Urich