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Employment Law

Harwood Law has broad experience representing both employees and employers in matters involving:

  • Sex discrimination, age discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, and religious discrimination
  • Employment agreements, separation agreements and non-competition agreements
  • Pension and retirement benefits
  • Theft of trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Internal, criminal and regulatory investigations
  • Wage disputes, commission disputes and minimum wage laws
Representative Matters
  • Advised employees and employers on negotiating, drafting and enforcing employment and separation agreements.
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar verdict, affirmed on appeal, for wrongfully withheld pension benefits for the retired chief executive officer of a not-for-profit corporation.
  • Obtained a ruling from the New York Court of Appeals dismissing claims by a former partner for retirement benefits against an international law firm.
  • Obtained a $700,000 settlement on claims for age discrimination for an officer of a financial services company.
  • Recovered from a major cable news network unpaid wages withheld from a political news show host.
  • Represented officers, directors and other employees in internal, criminal and regulatory investigations.
  • Obtained temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions for employers barring former employees from taking proprietary material to competitors, barring the employees from working for the competitors and from using trade secrets in violation of non-competition agreements.
  • Defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to bar an employer from making accusations of fraud against a former commissioned sales representative.
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Client Reviews
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“Tony's advice to me was invaluable in recent job transitions. Under a compressed time line Tony provided expert advice. Drawing on his deep knowledge and experience in the field of employment law, he gave me guidelines for negotiation and the comfort required to move forward with the resulting agreements.” Mary Ann Cate
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"Tony Harwood is extremely ethical and knowledgeable in the law. He took all the anxiety out of the process, helping a difficult matter be resolved smoothly and as amicably as possible." Stuart Baron
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“Anthony Harwood has represented me in multiple cases over the years. Tony’s expert advice was invaluable and having him by my side gave me all the confidence I needed during negotiations. His attention to details and deep knowledge of the law helped me achieve the desired outcome and I am extremely happy to have had him on my team.” Tigran Antonyan