As a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and based in Florida, Elizabeth LaFollette is responsible for supervising a client-dedicated service team that focuses on handling administrative agency charges, ensuring the team provides excellent legal work in keeping with client expectations. In addition, Liz is responsible for handling administrative agency charges from investigation to conclusion. She investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, Liz then defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information and/or pursues resolution of the charge through formal or informal settlement negotiations.
Before joining Littler CaseSmart, Liz represented management in employment and labor law matters, and she has substantial experience litigating cases in both state and federal courts and representing employers before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and comparable state agencies.
Liz's experience includes counseling employers to implement policies that are lawful, practical, and effective, and offering strategic solutions to prevent litigation. She has helped employers navigate through the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her experience includes advising employers regarding:
- Discrimination and harassment complaints
- Wage and hour issues
- Military leave obligations
- Drug testing
- Retaliation complaints
Liz has also conducted employment law training for employers and has been a speaker at numerous employment law seminars for various professional and trade association groups.