Belleville: 618-234-9800 | Edwardsville: 618-656-2244 | ST. LOUIS: 314-421-2325

Practice Areas

Employer Claims & Defense in Employment Law

MM&R’s attorneys understand that your company worked hard to earn its reputation. We are proud to be trusted to provide the legal support needed to help maintain it. We can assist you in managing all aspects of the employment relationship. Employers frequently select us for our experience and good judgment on matters including:

  • Employer Policy Manual Development & Updates
  • Contract Drafting & Negotiation
  • Development of Employment Procedures & Best Practices
  • Employee Benefits & ERISA Matters
  • Covenants Not to Compete & Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Trade Secret Protection & Enforcement
  • Computer Tampering
  • Work Place Investigations
  • Severance Agreements
  • EEOC, Illinois Department of Human Rights & Missouri Commission on Human Rights Investigations
  • FMLA Compliance & Litigation
  • Injunctions
  • Wage & Hour Actions
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Actions
  • Title VII Matters
  • Human Rights Act Matters
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination Claims for Age, Race, Gender & Disability
  • Retaliation Claims

We will partner with you to put strategies in place to minimize the risk of liability. MM&R attorneys are accessible to you to provide same-day advice on workplace situations. Should a dispute arise, we have a great track record of success in the courtroom as well as in arbitration and mediation.


Recent results include:

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of an employer and several supervisors in the United States District court for the Southern District of Illinois. Employee alleged racially hostile work environment, negligent supervision, and battery.
  • Obtained an Illinois workers’ compensation decision in favor of the employer. The Workers’ Compensation Commission and Appellate court both denied a repetitive trauma claim alleging carpal tunnel syndrome was causally related to her employment.
  • Obtained an Illinois workers’ compensation decision in favor of the employer. The court determined that the employee failed to prove that she sustained an accident arising out of her employment when she stepped off a sidewalk and fell.
  • Obtained dismissal of a charge of discrimination from the EEOC and Missouri Commission on Human Rights.

To speak with an experienced employment lawyer from Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd., contact us today.


To discuss your legal needs, contact
the lawyers of Mathis, Marifian & Richter.

BELLEVILLE: 618-234-9800
EDWARDSVILLE: 618-656-2244
ST. LOUIS: 314-421-2325