Phelps Dunbar LLP
Ms. Furr’s practice covers the wide array of issues that arise in the employment context. She routinely counsels employers regarding compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws, including Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, as well as state laws involving wages, non-competition, leave, discrimination and retaliation. Ms. Furr also counsels employers in the preparation and review of employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee policies.
Ms. Furr represents clients in federal and state litigation, as well as in administrative proceedings before the EEOC. She has defended lawsuits involving wages, retaliation, workplace harassment, and discrimination claims based on age, gender, disability, race, national origin, and religion. She has also represented clients in litigation involving other forms of business disputes. Her client representation has spanned many industries, including construction, public utilities, package and freight delivery, financial services, fueling, gaming, industrial equipment, insurance, real estate, retail, software/technology, educational institutions and governmental agencies.
Ms. Furr serves as the practice coordinator of the Baton Rouge employment law group. She often speaks on behalf of management interests on employment related topics and frequently provides training to local and national clients on compliance issues under federal and state law.