Overview

Gary C. Ankers boasts a depth of experience counseling and representing employers in a wide range of labor and employment matters with a practice highly-focused on:

  • Employment litigation defense
  • Policy drafting and review
  • Corporate governance
  • Litigation avoidance

Appearing in various courts and administrative agencies throughout the United States, including before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and the National Labor Relations Board, Gary has handled employment discrimination lawsuits, wrongful discharge matters, and labor-management relations under the National Labor Relations Act and other claims arising under:

  • Title VII
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act
  • The Michigan Whistleblowers' Protection Act

Gary also conducts employment law training and seminars and provides advice and counsel on traditional labor law issues, including union avoidance, organizing and collective bargaining. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Hiring and discipline
  • Union avoidance and organizing

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

State Bar of Michigan

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2016-2020

Named, Leading Lawyers

Michigan

Law Bulletin Publishing Company

2016-2019

Speaking Engagements

The Employee from Hell

Detroit, MI

November 14, 2017

Wage and Hour Headaches: What Every Employer Needs to Know

Detroit, MI

September 21, 2016

New Developments on the FMLA and ADA: Keeping Your Company Out of the Headlines

Detroit, MI

September 24, 2015

Family & Medical Leave Act Update

Council on Education in Management

Personnel and Employment Law Update

Council on Education in Management

Payroll Basics – The Fair Labor Standards Act

Lorman Education Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1988
  • A.B., University of Michigan, 1985

Bar Admission

Michigan
District of Columbia
Ohio

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan