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OVERVIEW

Preventing problems before they happen

The spotlight on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace has never shone brighter. As a result, the stakes for ensuring a workplace is free of discriminatory practices and harassing behavior have never been higher. Failing to recognize and address problems can derail not only your employees but also your business operations, reputation, and brand.

The employment law team at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig helps clients develop proactive strategies to reduce the risk of harassment and discrimination claims. Our forward-thinking lawyers help clients navigate these tricky situations, ensuring that they maintain an environment that fosters dignity and respect.

Our experience in anti-discrimination compliance

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig counsels a variety of employers, both public and private, on compliance with anti-discrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Our team helps clients draft employment policies, including anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies, and investigate claims of inappropriate conduct.

We also train employers in the prevention of discriminatory and harassing behaviors. Our training sessions show clients how to promote a diverse work environment and comply with applicable employment laws and regulations.

What we do

  • Draft anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, and anti-retaliation policies that comply with federal, state, and local laws
  • Lead training sessions for managers and supervisors to reduce the risks of unfair employment practices, including hostile work environments
  • Conduct confidential internal investigations of sensitive harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims and other violations of company policy
  • Audit and evaluate workplace culture, practices, and policies concerning harassment, discrimination, and other workplace issues
  • Review hiring, promotion, and termination practices
  • Perform disparate impact analyses of employment decisions
  • Counsel clients on Title VII compliance, including implementation of diversity initiatives

OUR TEAM

Partner

Ellis Bennett

Partner

Philip Schwartz

Partner

Team

Scott Cipinko

Of Counsel

Jeffrey Lippman

Senior Associate

Carolyn Williams

Senior Associate

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Intern Program

As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.