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Employment Litigation Defense


Varnum has handled employment litigation matters for a broad range of employers, from local businesses and institutions to Fortune 100 companies throughout the country. We are experienced in defending our clients against the full spectrum of employment cases, from individual plaintiff claims to class actions, and are familiar with all phases of the litigation process, from the pretrial and trial stages through the appellate processes that may include Supreme Court review.

For more information, please contact either your Varnum attorney, or Stephanie Setterington at 616/336-6466 or


Varnum's employment litigation attorneys possess comprehensive experience in all areas of employment law, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Defamation
  • Discrimination based on race, age, sex, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, height, weight or other protected characteristic
  • Enforcement and drafting of pre-dispute arbitration agreements
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Negligent hiring
  • Negligent job evaluation
  • Non-competition covenants
  • Retiree health insurance
  • Tortious interference with contractual relations
  • Unlawful harassment investigations and litigation
  • Unemployment
  • Wage/hour issues
  • Whistleblowers' Protection Act
  • Workplace violence
  • Wrongful discharge

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