Shannon represents private- and public-sector employers in employment-related litigation in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and in administrative hearings. Shannon’s practice emphasizes preventive counseling to customers to avoid or minimize the risk of litigation. Specific areas of advice include assistance in disciplining and terminating employees, and drafting employee handbooks and employment agreements. Shannon represents employers in the full range of labor matters, from contract negotiation to representation in grievance arbitrations. She also provides training to supervisors and employees on compliance with employment and labor laws, including topics such as sexual harassment and disability accommodation. Shannon conducts investigations into allegations of workplace misconduct, including sexual harassment allegations.
Civil Contract Defense for Company and CEO — Representation of CEO and company in defense of claimed breach of severance agreement and willful nonpayment.
Civil Defense of Public Transit Company — Representation of public transit company in defense of claimed FMLA retaliation, failure to accommodate a disability, and retaliation for exercising worker's compensation rights.
Civil Wage-and-Hour Class Action Defense for Company — Representation of company in defense of statewide FLSA and Washington Minimum Wage Act claims based on alleged denial of meal and rest breaks.
Defense of Public Agencies Before Public Employment Relations Commission — Representation of public employer in defense of unfair labor practice complaints from hearing through to the Court of Appeals.
Labor Arbitrations on Behalf of Public Employers — Representation of public employers in discharge and contract interpretation arbitrations.
Civil Defense of Employer — Representation of tech company in private arbitration in defense of claimed sex discrimination by female director.