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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, disability discrimination and religious discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Whistleblower protection laws
  • Workplace safety
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • Family medical leave laws
  • Employment agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • 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 in a bench trial, affirmed on appeal, for wrongfully withheld pension benefits for the retired chief executive officer of a not-for-profit corporation.
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a whistleblower whose employer terminated him in retaliation for reporting securities fraud violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • 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.
  • Obtained a $255,000 settlement for whistleblowers whose employer terminated them in retaliation for reporting violations of governmental orders closing non-essential businesses in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • 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

"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...

Mary Ann Cate

"A masterful negotiator. I knew from my first call with Harwood Law that Tony Harwood was the right lawyer for my legal matter. He always made me feel comfortable and it was evident that he had my best interest in mind. During the first few weeks working with him, he truly showcased his masterful...

Johnny Green

“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...

Tigran Antonyan

"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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