Ms. Cleary regularly appears before federal, state and local courts and administrative agencies, having successfully defended clients in class action and other multi-plaintiff suits involving the discrimination laws, wage and hour laws and employee benefits litigation under ERISA.
Examples of employment litigation matters include:
Successfully obtained summary judgment in federal court action where former employee claimed that age discrimination was reason for denial of promotion.
Successfully obtained summary judgment in Eleventh Circuit in action commenced by former employee alleging religious and age discrimination.
Represent resort hotel in connection with wage and hour challenges in federal court and lead successful resolution of class action at mediation supervised by federal magistrate judge.
Conduct internal investigations relating to sex discrimination, pay equity and sexual harassment claims.
Defense of investment bank in connection with glass ceiling claims.
Representation of pension funds in a variety of employment, ERISA and pension litigation matters before the EEOC and state and federal courts.
Representation of publishing company in action commenced against publisher and senior executive alleging sexual harassment in the workplace.
Counseling advice with respect to termination of security officers and other personnel matters.
Successful dismissal on statute of limitations grounds of federal court complaint alleging age discrimination.
Defense of Executive Director and not-for-profit in connection with charge of national origin discrimination.
Representation of not-for-profit in action where complainants alleged denial of adoption application was based on religious discrimination.
Defense of company in connection with reduction in force with respect to claims of reverse sex and religious discrimination.
Defense of employment discrimination lawsuit commenced by former employee alleging constructive discharge based on HIV status.