Tina Fowler represents management and the private and public business sectors. In addition to her seventeen years of experience consulting clients concerning complex employment, labor, and contractual matters, she served as general counsel for a state-wide home health care company assisting with governmental regulatory compliance and OFCCP compliance. She also has public sector collective bargaining experience including helping a large Missouri city develop and pass its first collective bargaining framework ordinance.
Ms. Fowler has successfully defended, from charge to jury verdict, employment discrimination actions before the EEOC/MCHR, and in federal and state court. She has successfully argued before federal/state appellate courts, including the Eighth Circuit. She defends and counsels clients regarding discrimination claims based on disability, race, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, religion, or any protected class, and against claims of sexual and other harassment, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. She has experience in reductions in force, discipline/discharge, pay practices, affirmative action, hiring/reference procedures, OSHA, FMLA, GINA, NLRA, unemployment, drug/alcohol testing policies, collective action FLSA claims, and employee benefits.
Ms. Fowler conducts training for employers, and presents seminars on employment-related issues. She conducts confidential investigations involving allegations of harassment or other alleged improper conduct, including improper use of company equipment, property, technology systems, or managerial authority. She routinely reviews and drafts comprehensive contracts to include employment terms and conditions, and she prepares and enforces separation agreements and noncompetition agreements.