An experienced labor and employment attorney, Desiree C. Henderson represents management in cases involving employment discrimination, counsels employers about day-to-day employment issues and assists companies as they develop workplace policies and procedures. She regularly litigates cases involving:
- Unlawful termination
- Breach of contract
- Non-compete agreements
- Employment discrimination
- Title VII
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The Fair Labor Standards Act
- Other federal and state employment laws
She practices in state and federal courts, in arbitrations, and before state and federal administrative agencies and has experience litigating class and collective actions, including those involving wage and hour disputes.
Desiree also devotes a large portion of her practice to advising clients on wage and hour laws, conducting audits regarding clients' payment practices and clarifying exemption classifications.
Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, Desirée practiced at another national law firm that specializes in representing management in labor and employment matters. While in law school, she interned at the Tampa Division of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and at the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida, Civil Division. She also clerked for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Orange County Bar Association
- Member, Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- Member, National Bar Association
- Member, Board of Directors - Pinellas Country Urban League
- Member, Board of Directors - Tampa AIDS Network