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Dan Doetzel is a Principal with the Firm. He practices in all areas of labor and employment law, representing management exclusively. Dan has represented employers in the health care industry for more than ten years, defending employment discrimination claims brought against hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, physicians and long-term care facilities in several states. Dan represents clients in all types of employment litigation, including claims brought pursuant to Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Missouri and Illinois Human Rights Acts and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. He also represents clients in the defense of retaliatory discharge and other state law claims relating to employee matters, as well as in connection with the enforcement of non-compete agreements. Dan handles administrative matters before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and other state and federal administrative agencies. He has represented clients in administrative and litigation matters in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas and Florida.

Dan’s practice also involves a significant amount of client counseling relating to all types of personnel and human resources issues, including employee discipline and termination, wage and hour, employee investigations and administration of employee leaves of absence. He drafts employment contracts and policies, employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, and employee separation and severance agreements.

Dan provides management training to employers and speaks on many employment topics, including sexual harassment and employment sensitivity training, the business use of computers, internet and e-mail, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other discrimination statutes, limiting liability in employment matters and proper documentation of employee discipline and discharge.