Thomas P. Brady is Of Counsel and the Practice Group Leader of Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. For 32 years, Tom has represented management in labor and employment matters. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America as one of the best labor and management employment attorneys in Michigan. He is listed as a “leading” labor and employment attorney in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Tom advises employers in avoiding liability under various federal and state civil rights and employment laws. He defends employers in actions brought by employees including actions brought under the First Amendment.
He defends employers in employment contract and tort claims. He has represented clients before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in Michigan, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico and Ohio.
Tom advises employers on how to avoid union organizing campaigns. When employers are confronted by union organizing campaigns, Tom helps the employer design and execute successful campaign strategies to oppose the union’s campaign.
He litigates unfair labor practice charges before both the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC). He acts as chief negotiator during collective bargaining negotiations.
He advises employers on the administration of collective bargaining agreements, and the arbitration of grievances. He has represented employers with the Teamsters, SEIU, UNITEHERE!, Steelworkers, AFSCME and UAW.
He has lectured on various employment issues including annual updates on current developments in labor and employment law, defense of First Amendment claims brought by employees, discovery and pretrial preparation in wrongful discharge and discrimination cases, obtaining summary judgment in discrimination actions, prevention of sexual harassment lawsuits, mandatory arbitration of discrimination actions, use of experts in discrimination actions, hiring practices, union avoidance, and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
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