For more than 40 years, John F. McCarthy has exclusively represented employers in virtually every aspect of the employee-employer relationship, appearing on behalf of management before state and federal courts in more than 100 bench and jury trials, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. He has specific experience with:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The National Labor Relations Act
- The Fair Labor Standards Act
- AIR 21 – Wendell H. Ford Aviation and Reform Act
Board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he regularly represents clients in all areas of traditional labor law, from helping companies to maintain a union-free environment to handling union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, and arbitrations.
John has represented management clients in numerous arbitrations, including cases involving:
- Discipline and discharge
- Severance claims
- Subcontracting issues
- Contract interpretation matters
- Termination/enhanced severance agreement disputes
- Alleged breach of non-competition agreements
- Post-termination claims of wrongful discharge
He also has been involved in numerous mediations, both private and court-ordered, involving age, race, disability, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination claims.
John frequently speaks on numerous labor and employment-related topics, such as age discrimination, disability discrimination, drug testing, sexual harassment and individual employee rights.
John is a founding partner of Littler Mendelson's Dallas office. Previously, he was a partner at a Dallas-based firm, where he was head of the labor section.