Robin Burroughs assists employers with employment litigation, employment counseling, and labor relations. Robin represents clients in a diverse array of industries, including independent schools and higher education institutions, public sector agencies, financial services providers, and construction services firms. Her litigation experience includes defending against claims of discrimination, and wage and hour violations.
Robin manages all stages of litigation in both state and federal courts, including initial investigations, discovery management, depositions, drafting and arguing pre-trial motions, trial preparation, and appeals. She also represents clients in administrative forums, including mediation, arbitration (e.g., grievance and interest arbitration), and actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and similar state agencies.
Robin counsels clients on compliance with relevant laws, including wage and hour laws, disability and discrimination laws, leave laws, and labor laws. She works with clients to improve the quality and efficacy of employment-related practices, policies, and documents, including drafting or updating employment agreements, separation agreements, and workplace handbooks.
Robin’s experience includes counseling on such regulations as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), the DC Human Rights Act, DC Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, DC Fair Criminal Record Screening Act, and many other federal, state, and local laws.
Robin advises educational institutions, including independent schools, public charter schools, and higher education institutions. She counsels on various issues, including wage and hour compliance, counseling and discipline of employees and volunteers, employment agreements, student and family rights, policies related to state-mandated immunization requirements and permissible exemptions from those requirements, and prevention of and defense against wrongful termination claims. Robin also assists educational institutions in conducting internal investigations into student and employee complaints and in navigating administrative investigations. Robin has significant experience working with education clients on policies and issues arising out of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and related state laws.