Eric S. Mueller Of Counsel

     

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Eric Mueller handles a variety of employment- and business-related matters. He routinely appears before state and federal courts, and has experience in all phases of litigation, from discovery through trial to appeal. Eric also represents clients in federal, state and local agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the National Labor Relations Board. 

In addition, Eric provides counseling on various employment matters to clients including management, human resources and in-house counsel. These involve issues with restrictive covenants, employee discipline, requests for accommodation and internal complaints. Eric also has significant experience preparing employment policies and handbooks, as well as conducting internal investigations of complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, among other violations.

Areas of Focus

Employment Law
Eric represents employers and management in all aspects of employment litigation, including allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims arising under federal, state and local laws; interference and retaliation claims under federal and state leave laws; wage-and-hour actions; OSHA retaliation; and other employment-related claims. He also defends claims arising under FELA, FRSA and other railroad employee labor issues. 

As part of his practice, Eric advises and provides guidance to clients with respect to compliance issues, employee discipline, pay equity, leave and disability matters, and the enforcement and implementation of employment policies. He also presents training programs for members of management, including compliance with ADA and FMLA laws, and conducting internal investigations. 

Business Litigation
Eric also defends clients on matters involving statutory, contractual and tort-related disputes arising out of the employer-employee relationship. His representative matters include unfair competition, breach of restrictive covenants, violations of trade secret laws, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims.

Representative Matters

Obtained summary judgment in federal court for causes of action alleging ADA and state law disability claims.

Obtained summary judgment in federal court for claims arising from Title VII.

Prevailed with defense verdict on alleged breach of contract action in state court.

Obtained dismissals of charges of discrimination pending before federal, state and local agencies alleging race, age, disability, religion, national origin, sex and retaliation claims.