Sean Dias, Esq.
Mr. Dias has extensive experience representing private and public sector clients on a wide variety of labor and employment matters, including claims under State and Federal laws pertaining to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, employee leaves, disability, wage and hour violations, charges of unfair labor practices, restrictive covenants, employee terminations and disciplinary actions.
Mr. Dias provides employment counseling guidance for employers geared towards minimizing the potential for litigation. His counseling includes personnel related matters, such as engaging in federal/state reasonable accommodation procedures, compliance/auditing to protect clients under federal/state equal pay laws, federal and state family leave, drug testing, furloughs, terminations, layoffs and associated severance/release agreement issues.
Mr. Dias works with Human Resources and/or managers on conducting mandated investigations into harassment and discrimination claims, and he also conducts such investigations on behalf of management. Additionally, he works with Human Resources and/or managers in creating, developing and updating company employee handbooks and policies and conducts multifaceted in-house training seminars on preventing harassment/discrimination in the workplace, effective management styles, social media use and interaction between federal/state leave laws and disability accommodation.
Mr. Dias also represents management in administrative and court proceedings in defending businesses and public entities against employee claims of discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the N.J. Division on Civil Rights; employee unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board and the N.J. Public Employment Relations Commission; violations of non-compete agreements in state court.
Mr. Dias also serves as lead counsel in collective bargaining negotiations, grievance hearings/arbitrations and appeals to state court under the N.J. Uniform Arbitration Act. Mr. Dias has extensive appellate court experience in representing management before the N.J. Appellate Division.
- New York Law School (JD, 1991) Seton Hall University (BA, Magna Cum Laude 1988)
- Bar Admissions: New Jersey, New York