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Employment Litigation

Employment Litigation


Smith Moore Leatherwood has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the top Labor and Employment firms in North Carolina.  The Labor and Employment Group includes some of the firm's most experienced trial lawyers.

We are Relationship Focused.  Results Driven.

Attorneys in our Labor and Employment Group regularly appear in federal and state courts, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the National Mediation Board (NMB), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Department of Labor (federal and state), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  Examples of the group's litigation experience include:

  • Disability discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Title VII discrimination (race, sex, national origin, religion)
  • FMLA and employee leave issues
  • Section 1983
  • Sexual harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Contract disputes
  • FLSA – wage and hour claims
  • Common law tort
  • Covenant not to compete
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Drug testing
  • WARN Act
  • ERISA litigation
  • Unfair labor practice proceedings
  • Representation proceedings

We are Effective.  Innovative.  Practical.  We are a part of your Team.



Managing Partner
(336) 378-5256
(336) 378-5353
(919) 755-8819
Administrative Partner
(336) 378-5336
Partner, Education Industry Leader
(336) 378-5331
(404) 962-1042
(919) 755-8710
Partner, Labor and Employment Leader
(336) 378-5304

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