Public employers are increasingly required, not just expected, to accomplish more with less. In addition to many of the same legal issues confronting private employers, public employers must also comply with the Constitution and navigate a maze of other legal requirements applicable only to public employment. A mistaken decision regarding a public employee’s legal rights can lead to expensive lawsuits with the potential for personal liability for managers.
Taft attorneys have decades of experience representing public employers large and small. Whether the issue is investigating possible workplace misconduct while complying with the Fourth Amendment, providing due process in the course of discharging a public employee, complying with “sunshine” laws, or defending a Section 1983 or other lawsuit, we partner with public employers as they accomplish their paramount mission of serving the public efficiently and effectively.