Goetz & Eckland advises employers on a wide array of employment law issues, including performance management, discipline and termination, leaves of absence, disability and reasonable accommodation, and wage and hour law. We understand that proactive risk management is critical to our clients’ success, and we formulate our advice with the fundamental goal of helping our clients avoid employment-related claims whenever possible, and successfully defend them if and when necessary.
We also represent employers in administrative proceedings before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, the Minneapolis and St. Paul civil rights commissions, and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. We are thoroughly familiar with all aspects of these proceedings, from the charge process to the investigative phase to the probable cause determination. We strive to maintain a high degree of credibility with the agencies, and to present our client’s position persuasively and effectively.
We also defend employers in court actions in federal and state courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of discrimination, retaliation, and Whistleblower suits over the last 20 years. We know how to litigate, and how to build our client’s case for trial. Our lawyers have substantial experience with the mediation process as well, and we have worked to develop a strong reputation with all of the prominent mediators in this practice area. Finally, we understand that litigation is expensive and disruptive for our clients, and so we make every effort to be both cost-effective and time-sensitive.
We are doing every day what we set out to do—to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients. We work closely with our client to make sure we understand how we can best help them. We are practical lawyers who heavily invest ourselves in the outcome of our clients' cases.