My clients trust me to help them manage their most challenging workplace relationships. To do so effectively, we work collaboratively to understand the interpersonal challenges that have led to the possibility of legal exposure for the company under workplace employment laws, and to craft practical solutions to manage legal risk consistent with business needs. It is as important to understand why people have come into workplace conflict if one is to explore creative approaches to resolve or manage those conflicts or, as necessary, to aggressively defend clients’ workplace decisions in court. At the outset of such cases I emphasize understanding my client’s goals and what a win in that context looks like for them.
Employment lawyer and litigator Jon Trafimow counsels clients on all aspects of employment-related issues, conducts workplace investigations and is an experienced trial lawyer. Jon is also an experienced mediator.
Jon’s advice and counsel practice includes guiding clients who confront myriad workplace requests and complaints, ranging from allegations of violations of policy to harassment, discrimination and retaliation. He assists clients with disciplinary matters, addressing requests for leaves of absence for various reasons, managing reductions-in-force, drafting handbooks, severance agreements and other documents, and workplace training. The advice and counsel aspect of Jon’s practice also includes workplace investigations.
Jon is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. He has been counsel of record in numerous reported and unreported decisions. Jon is an experienced mediator, and brings those skills to benefit his clients seeking resolution of their disputes. The focus of his litigation is on claims of workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, but extends to claims of breach of contract and other employer-employee disputes.
Jon was previously a Fellow of the Coro Foundation Leadership New York Program. He frequently writes and lectures on employment law topics and has authored a book chapter (updated) entitled “Discrimination”, published in the HR Guide to Employment Law: A Practical Compliance Reference (2009) and co-author of “The Sovereign Power of the State: A Proposed Theory of Accommodation,” 12 Cardozo L.Rev.951.