The litigators in the Employment & Human Resources Section represent the City of Fort Worth in legal matters arising out of employment disputes with the City’s over 7,000 employees, including administrative appeals and grievances before the City Manager’s Office, the Civil Service Commission and independent hearing examiners, and also in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. The Section also assists and advises management on issues related to labor negotiations; employee discipline; health care; and workplace rules and policies. The transactional attorneys in this Section draft, interpret, and advise management on issues related to HR-related contracts. Section members are also frequent speakers at internal trainings and seminars on employment-related topics.
J. Joel Tovanche