About Julie L. Gottshall

Julie Gottshall counsels employers across the nation on matters arising under federal, state and local employment laws. She also litigates claims under those laws, including Title VII and other anti-discrimination statutes, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Counselor and litigator in one

Julie frequently represents companies and individuals in disputes relating to unfair competition and the enforcement of restrictive covenants like confidentiality and non-compete agreements. In addition to litigating them, she negotiates restrictive covenant agreements as well as employment and separation agreements. For employers, she also conducts workplace investigations. More proactively, she helps them to manage risk by providing management training and advising on personnel policies and employment decisions.

As a member of the Roster of Neutrals for the Employment Panel of the American Arbitration Association for more than 10 years, Julie regularly acts as an impartial third-party arbitrator in employment matters. She has decided arbitration cases initiated by high-level employees and employers involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants and alleged breaches of contract.

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Practice Focus

  • Confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  • The Illinois Whistleblower Act
  • Workplace investigation
  • Management training

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