Labor and Employment Law

GessnerLaw, PLLC has the expertise and edge needed to advocate for its clients and to drive their cases to favorable results or to help avoid spending hard-earned money on unnecessary disputes.


Practicing labor and employment law requires addressing difficult situations before they turn into serious and expensive problems. At GessnerLaw, PLLC, we rely on decades of legal experience to provide knowledgeable and responsive guidance as well as creative solutions on even the most challenging of employment issues.

We appreciate that labor and employment law calls for more than just a one-size-fits-all approach. The issues involved are often highly fact-specific, complex, and sensitive. Michelle Gessner understands these issues and works with her clients to achieve their unique goals and objectives. As a boutique firm, we can assure our clients that our response to labor and employment issues will be flexible, cost-effective, and client-centered.

North Carolina Lawyer for employees

We focus primarily on discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, breach of contract, and related claims. Michelle has successfully litigated cases in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies across the country.

State & Federal Employment Laws

Michelle is a North Carolina lawyer representing employees in litigation and negotiations involving state and federal employment laws, including the following:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Severance agreements
  • Wrongful termination
  • Whistleblower
  • Class actions
  • Executive and professional contracts
  • Wage and hour and compensation issues


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