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The Employment Rights Section concentrates on all aspects of employment and labor law, including Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Fair Labor Standards Act, employment discrimination, and wrongful discharge cases.


The Employment Rights Section is endowed by Mark Mandell & David Casey in honor of Brian Monaghan.

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Section members, visit AAJ's Community Center to connect with your colleagues, search discussion archives, download documents, read the latest blog posts, update your list server settings, and more. Section Member Login

Section Leadership

  • Chair: Danielle Perry | Whitfield Bryson & Mason, LLP, Washington, DC

  • Chair Elect: Nicholas Thompson | The Moody Law Firm, Portsmouth, VA

  • Vice Chair: Chris Langone | Langone Batson, Chicago, IL

  • Secretary: Mary Olszewska | Genie Harrison Law Firm, Deer Isle, ME

  • Online Content Editor: Vacant, contact sections@justice.org to learn more.

  • Immediate Past Chair: Shenoa L. Payne | Shenoa Payne, Attorney at Law, PC, Portland, OR

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About AAJ's Sections

The American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), has 18 Sections that connect you to groups of leading practitioners and provide you with cutting-edge strategies, proven trial techniques, numerous networking opportunities, and the tools necessary to successfully litigate your cases in order to achieve a full recovery of damages for your clients.

Who Can Join?

Section membership is open to all membership categories and Paralegal Affiliates. Certain benefits in membership categories other than Regular, Life, Sustaining, and President's Club may be restricted. In particular, access to the Section e-mail list servers are limited to Regular, Life, Sustaining, and President's Club Members, and sponsored Law Professors and Paralegal Affiliates. The online document libraries are limited to Regular, Life, Sustaining, and President's Club Members. List server participants and access to a Section's document library requires membership in that specific Section.