Employment and Discrimination

Kaplan & Company, LLP lawyers have extensive experience advising and representing organizations in sensitive employment and discrimination matters.  We assist clients with a wide range of matters involving pending or potential litigation, including with respect to Title IX and Title VII claims, independent contractor and Fair Labor Standards Act classification, and development and implementation of policies to ensure a fair and unbiased workplace.

Kaplan & Company, LLP is the “go-to” firm for Columbia University and other academic institutions for their most important Title VII and Title IX matters. Educational settings are unique. The relationships between administration, faculty, students, and alumni create a web of considerations that are meaningfully different from those of corporations and other non-profit organizations. Moreover, the specific culture of each educational institution means that what works for one  institution may not work for another. At Kaplan & Company LLP, our lawyers fully appreciate the careful attention that must go into cultivating a lasting and effective relationship with an educational institution, and have the experience and perspective to deliver results to our education clients that are not just successes in the courtroom, but also in the classrooms, faculty lounges, and alumni houses.

Robbie Kaplan also currently serves as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Board for Vice Media, along with other experts in the field, to help push the company’s workplace and culture forward.

Other current and former Discrimination and Employment  matters include:

  • Represented the Minnesota Vikings in connection with its settlement with former NFL punter, Chris Kluwe;
  • Advising a public university on Title VII and Title IX issues;
  • Representing Handy Technologies LLC in connection with pending litigation related to the Fair Labor Standards Act;
  • Advising a large media company on employment policy compliance with Title VII;
  • Advising large corporations and institutions on improvement and implementation of workplace policies and procedures; and 
  • Represented companies in class-action Title VII lawsuits alleging race and gender discrimination.