Employment and Civil Rights Litigation
Our knowledgeable attorneys defend companies facing serious allegations
Has your company been accused of violating an employee's civil rights? At Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law, we understand the seriousness of allegations related to wrongful termination, sexual and racial discrimination and other civil rights claims under both federal and state laws. Our experienced civil rights attorneys have successfully resolved many labor and employment cases involving allegations of an employee's civil rights being violated in Hawaii. We are prepared to represent public and private sector employers at all stages of litigation.
How Can a Civil Rights Lawyer Help Me With My Case?
Our labor and employment attorneys have extensive experience representing employers in adversarial proceedings. We represent employers in state and federal courts, defending a wide range of lawsuits brought on by or on behalf of employees alleging claims for discrimination, failure to accommodate, violation of Hawaii's Whistleblower's Protection Act, the Equal Protection Clause, the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 as well as many other laws, including Hawaii Revised Statutes, Chapter 378.
We also litigate non-compete agreements and assert affirmative claims for breach of the duty of loyalty on behalf of employers. We represent employers in unemployment insurance hearings and appeals, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations work injury discrimination hearings, and administrative proceedings before the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission.
Each of these cases presents its own unique challenges. Drawing on extensive experience, our attorneys can work closely with you to develop a strategy that successfully addresses your specific legal needs.