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635 Equitable Building
730 Seventeenth Street
Denver Colorado 80202
Fax: 303-393-0132









Employment Law

Employment is a critical area in the lives of most people. When there is a deterioration or breakdown in the employment relationship, it can have serious impacts on the personal and family lives of our clients, their emotional and physical health, and the organizational functioning of business clients. Our representation is sensitive to the legal and nonlegal concerns and interests of our clients.

            Employment law is very complex. Different rules and procedures apply to private sector employees, federal workers, state, city, and school district employees and unionized workers. The Congress, state legislature and the federal and state courts are constantly modifying the laws and standards applicable to different types of cases.

            After graduation from law school, Mr. Bove served as Regional Attorney for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the U.S. Department of Education. He was involved in the enforcement of civil rights laws applicable to school districts, universities, hospitals and social service agencies over a six-state region, including numerous employment-related matters. He has been a partner in the law firms of Bove & Kelley and LaFond & Bove, L.L.C., both of which specialized in employment law and litigation. He has engaged in the private practice of employment law for over 30 years, encompassing hundreds of cases, and litigation before numerous state and federal courts, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Colorado Division of Employment, the Office of Administrative Courts and many other administrative agencies.

            We handle all types of employment law cases. These include cases of race, sex, age and disability discrimination, sexual harassment and failure to accommodate disabilities. Wrongful discharge cases are handled, including whistleblower claims, discharges in retaliation for wage claims and workers compensation claims, and other public policy wrongful discharge matters.
We have worked extensively representing federal, postal, state, city, school district,  special district and private sector employees in the defense of removal, discharge, suspension, demotion and other adverse actions, and in the prosecution of EEO claims, and the resolution of disability and retirement issues. We review and advise clients on employment contracts, severance agreements, covenants not to compete and other employment-related agreements. We handle unemployment compensation cases, but we refer workers compensation matters to qualified counsel. We represent local small businesses with respect to employment law advice, document drafting and review, and litigation defense.