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Employment Law

Our firm’s experience includes:

Yourkvitch & Dibo attorneys have handled employment law matters from investigation through discovery to final judgment.  Partner Nathalie A. Dibo and Senior Associate Catherine R. Donnelly have between them in excess of ten years’ experience handling employment disputes on the side of employers, employees and labor unions.

  • Defending age, disability and national origin discrimination claims asserted in federal court against employer and labor union through successful Summary Judgment.

  • Defending age and sex discrimination claim against employer and union asserted in federal court through to discovery and settlement.

  • Representing union in multiple grievances asserting age discrimination.

  • Representing individual employees in settling claims against their employers of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and age discrimination cases, including constructive discharge and wrongful discharge.

  • Representing individuals in Unemployment Compensation appeals including wrongful discharge defenses.

  • Representing both union and employer in making and responding to EEOC charges.

  • Participating in EEOC Conciliation following adverse Determination Letter.

  • Defending two FLSA Class Actions in federal court.

  • ERISA benefits litigation and pre-litigation on behalf of employer and ERISA plan (retirement and healthcare plans).

  • Employer representation in litigating:

-Wrongful discharge and termination claims

-Unfair competition and trade secrets claims

-Employment discrimination issues

-Sexual harassment claims

-Litigation involving wage and hour issues


  • Jury trial defending sex and age discrimination claims

  • FLSA pre-litigation dispute


Our attorneys are also experienced with Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation and arbitration.  Our attorneys have handled litigation and adversarial matters in:


*Common Pleas Courts across Northeast Ohio

*Municipal and Small Claims Courts

*Cleveland Municipal Court Housing Division

*Federal District Courts

*State Appellate Courts

*Cuyahoga County Probate Court

*U.S. Bankruptcy Court

*Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

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