Historically, North Carolina’s courts were widely recognized as some of the most conservative courts in the nation. As a result, only a small handful of firms in North Carolina practice plaintiff-side employment law exclusively; Van Kampen Law is one of them.
Van Kampen Law’s primary clients are professional and executive-level victims of employment discrimination and sexual harassment. However, the Charlotte, North Carolina employment law attorneys recognize that it’s imperative to combat discrimination from the factory floor to the board room and it picks its cases accordingly.
The firm also strategically takes on fewer cases so that it can devote sufficient resources to match up favorably against the large defense firms employers invariably hire. By concentrating his practice exclusively on employment law in the Charlotte area, Mr. Van Kampen has also established solid working relationships with many of the area’s employment law defense attorneys and in-house counsels, which can sometimes facilitate early settlement. To that end, many of the cases referred to Mr. Van Kampen are from defense attorneys against whom he has litigated. For those potential clients we are unable to assist, we can refer them to other skilled counsel.
Ultimately, Van Kampen Law strives to be regarded as the most aggressive employment litigation firm in the state. That said, the North Carolina employment law attorneys at the firm also work effectively and in good faith with area employers to settle matters amicably and confidentially where possible. While litigation is ultimately often necessary, Van Kampen Law’s initial approach with employers emphasizes diplomacy, open mindedness and mutual interests.
Given the challenges inherent in bringing a successful employment law claim, it is imperative that attorney and client collaborate closely from the outset of the case. We devote extensive time to meeting with our clients to ensure we are armed with as much information as possible, avoiding or even eliminating mistakes or miscommunications. We take our obligation seriously to return client phone calls promptly, and we expect the same diligence from our firm’s clients.
Even the most basic employment discrimination cases now involve the production of “electronically stored information.” The days of parties in litigation exchanging boxes of documents are over. Now both the Federal and North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure require the parties to exchange documents electronically.
Often times an employer’s defense can defeated by catching the employer in the act of deleting emails or files relevant to the case. To catch employers engaged in this conduct, it’s often necessary to hire a forensic computer expert. Though expensive, hiring these experts is often a worthy investment.
At Van Kampen Law, we have the technology and expertise to navigate the vagaries of electronically stored information.
We handle all kinds of employment law disputes, including discrimination, harassment, civil rights violations, as well as representation involving severance negotiations and non-compete disputes. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 704-247-3245. You can also contact us online and we’ll get back to you.