When employers face challenging workplace discrimination or employee mobility claims, Jim Goodman’s results-oriented approach resolves matters quickly and efficiently. Jim has spent the past several decades litigating disability discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and sexual harassment claims in state and federal courts. He also prosecutes and defends numerous unfair competition and trade secret actions. Having experienced how all types of cases play out in court, he uses that insight to his client’s advantage when working toward their desired outcomes. Though every case is different, he can easily spot the weaknesses and strengths of each case. His best advice is the advice he can provide early.
Jim takes an equally proactive approach to ensuring employment policies and procedures are up to date and consistent across the company. As employers throughout the United States increasingly grapple with complex disability claims, he ensures in-house legal counsel and HR teams understand highly technical reasonable accommodations rules to avoid future litigation. When his clients need to make tough termination decisions, he provides clear advice to guide swift and compliant actions rooted in documented company policy. Clients also frequently call on Jim to help them explore the use of restrictive covenants in their hiring practices while weighing the risks against their future enforceability.