The Advantage of a Successful Female Attorney to Represent You or Your Company
One of the few practicing female attorneys in the Charlotte, North Carolina area who has both Big Law and Big Company experience, Michelle possesses a deep understanding not always found in every lawyer when it comes to delicate cases such as sexual harassment and gender pay inequality as well as the many challenges companies and employees face dealing with wage and hour issues. Being the first in a blue collar single parent family to achieve a college degree, Michelle’s appreciation for hard-working employees as well as entrepreneurs who put their heart and soul into their businesses gives her an altruistic perspective and purpose when she provides counsel, litigation and/or advocacy services for her clients.
The Law Offices of Michelle Gessner PLLC have the expertise and edge needed to advocate for its clients and to drive their cases to favorable results or to help avoid spending hard earned money on unnecessary disputes.
Practicing Labor and Employment Law
Practicing labor and employment law requires addressing difficult situations before they turn into serious and expensive problems. At The Law Offices of Michelle Gessner, PLLC, we rely on our 17 years of legal experience to provide knowledgeable and responsive guidance as well as creative solutions on even the most challenging of employment issues.
The Law Offices of Michelle Gessner PLLC represents employers of all sizes – from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses to non-profit organizations – in a variety of labor and employment matters.
We appreciate that labor and employment law calls for more than just a one-size-fits-all approach; The issues involved are often highly fact-specific, complex, and sensitive. Michelle Gessner understands these issues and works with her clients to achieve their unique goals and objectives. As a boutique firm, we can assure our clients that our response to labor and employment issues will be flexible, cost effective, and client centered.
We focus primarily on the defense of discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, breach of contract, and related claims. Michelle has successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies across the country.
In addition to litigation, Michelle routinely counsels employers on issues involving state and federal employment laws that affect employment relationships, including the following federal laws / state law equivalents:
- National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Equal Pay Act (EPA)
- Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Uniform Trade Secret Act (UTSA)