Overview

Emily Haigh represents and counsels employers facing a wide variety of labor and employment law issues. These issues range from front-end training and compliance assistance to high-stakes litigation.

Emily emphasizes practical solutions while also keeping businesses free to focus on what allows them to be successful in the first place. She has extensive experience advising employers and defending litigation involving issues such as:

  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • New York State and City Human Rights Law
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour/wage payment and collection laws
  • New York’s Unemployment Insurance Law
  • Employment policies, handbooks and contracts

Emily prioritizes resolution of workplace disputes and regularly represents her clients in alternative dispute resolution, such as mutual mediations. When informal efforts to resolve disputes prove unsuccessful, Emily zealously advocates for her clients.

With over 10 years in practice, Emily has amassed extensive pre-trial and jury trial experience. Emily’s trial experience includes dozens of multiday jury and bench trials in federal court as well as administrative hearings before the Division of Human Rights. She also has taken and defended numerous depositions and handled extensive motion practice.

Emily is one of Littler’s lead national sexual harassment prevention trainers. She has deep knowledge of #MeToo training laws and has facilitated hundreds of training sessions before large audiences as well as one-on-one executive coaching. Emily’s vast experience in sexual harassment and assault laws allows her to apply a pragmatic and legally focused approach to her practice. Emily’s subject-matter experience includes a wide range of sex and gender based legal protections, including topics of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy related conditions, parental leave laws and lactation accommodation requirements. Emily also facilitates workplace discussions on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I).

Emily is an experienced neutral investigator and regularly conducts complex internal investigations of sensitive workplace matters. Prior to joining Littler, Emily supervised and reviewed administrative investigations for the U.S. Army in her capacity as a Judge Advocate and Magistrate Judge.

Emily is the co-head of Littler’s Veterans Initiative, an affinity group for attorneys who served in the U.S. Military. The Initiative seeks to connect Veterans at Littler with Veterans in business.

Recognition

Recipient, Radcliffe Traveling Fellowship, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2005

News, Analysis & Press

Labor of Law

Law.com

March 1, 2018

Speaking Engagements

New York Compliant Training for Employees on Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

October 8, 2019

New York Compliant Training for Employees on Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

September 26, 2019

New York Compliant Training for Employees on Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

September 18, 2019

New York Compliant Training for Employees on Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

July 24, 2019

New York Compliant Training for Employees on Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

May 15, 2019

New York Compliant Training for Employees on Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

February 21, 2019

Panel Discussion on Gender Equity and Professionalism within the Law

St. John’s University

October 29, 2018

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2011
  • B.A., Harvard College, 2005

Bar Admission

New York
Massachusetts

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York