Rhode Island Discrimination Defense Attorneys

Defending Businesses in Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuits

Most employers have policies concerning proper treatment of employees and other components of an appropriate employee-employer relationship. A good employment policy that is consistently enforced can go a long way toward preventing employee harassment and discrimination lawsuits. Unfortunately, no employment policy is foolproof. At Strauss, Factor, Laing & Lyons, we have been defending businesses and employers in disputes for over 20 years. If you face an employment lawsuit, our Rhode Island discrimination defense lawyers can assert your interests and work to obtain an efficient resolution. Contact Strauss, Factor, Laing & Lyons for an evaluation of your employment law case.

Providence-Based Lawyers — Defense Against Harassment or Discrimination

Located in Providence, Rhode Island, our attorneys are equipped to represent employers and businesses throughout the state and in Massachusetts. We handle employment lawsuits that involve:

  • Sexual harassment defense
  • Sex/gender discrimination defense
  • Racial discrimination or harassment defense
  • Religious discrimination or harassment defense
  • Disability discrimination defense
  • Wrongful termination defense

We defend employers in discrimination, harassment, and retaliation lawsuits at every stage, and in any Rhode Island venue. Many of our first employment law cases came from clients whom we had served in the past. Because we had achieved results for them before, they knew that they could rely on us.

Anatomy of an Employment Law Case

There are two ways that a discrimination or harassment claim begins:

  • The EEOC: The employee or former employee can file a claim with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) or the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights. The result is an administrative hearing. Our attorneys effectively represent employers' interests at administrative hearings in Rhode Island.
  • Superior Court: An employee may also sue his or her employer in court. Cases in which the employer opts out of the EEOC administrative hearing also wind up in court. The case then proceeds until it settles or reaches a verdict.

Our lawyers are fearless advocates who represent employers exclusively. We understand how actions or inactions can be misinterpreted by employees, resulting in damaging allegations of discrimination or harassment. We also understand how a frivolous lawsuit can harm a business' reputation. We work relentlessly to assert the interests of employers in all employment law disputes.

Contact one of our Rhode Island discrimination defense attorneys for an initial consultation.