Jimmy F. Robinson, Jr.

Professional Biography

Jimmy is a Founding Shareholder of the firm’s Richmond office and serves as the office’s Managing Shareholder. Jimmy focuses his practice on traditional labor and employment litigation matters.

In his traditional labor practice, Jimmy handles all aspects of a traditional labor practice, including litigating labor arbitration cases, conducting election campaigns, handling proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board including unfair labor practice charges. His practice includes representation of national and international companies with operations across the United States. He also represents non-unionized employers in the development of strategies designed to help those employers remain non-union by advising them on labor and employee relations through issue assessment, supervisory training, advice and counsel with respect to policy development, and lawful/positive communications; where necessary, he advises and counsels employers during union organizing campaigns.

In employment litigation matters, Jimmy represents employers in a wide variety of employment litigation matters in regulatory agencies and in federal and state courts. He defends employers against single party and collective/class action cases involving allegations of sex, race, national origin, religion, gender, age and disability discrimination; wrongful discharge claims; breach of employment contracts; non-compete litigation. He also defends employers against claims for sexual harassment; claims for relief under the Family Medical Leave Act and pay discrimination claims including cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act; OSHA and whistle blower matters; and defamation, among other tort claims arising from the employment relationship. He handles single plaintiff claims as well as collective and class action litigation.

He assists his clients in managing administrative agency investigations, including systematic initiative, pattern and practice and disparate impact claims involving unequal pay, background checking, promotion, hiring and pre-employment testing, and reasonable accommodation processes, among many others. He also counsels employers concerning personnel policies and workplace issues, including leave, benefits, severance, wage and hour obligations, employee discipline, affirmative action plans and employment discrimination matters.

Jimmy is an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond where he teaches Employment Law & Policy and Labor Law.  Mr. Robinson has over sixteen years of experience serving as an advisor and advocate for both private, and public schools – from community colleges to statewide university systems.  Mr. Robinson skillfully advises and defends higher education clients on virtually every type of employment and labor law matter with a full appreciation of the unique challenges that university senior officers and general counsel face as they attempt to manage the sensitive issues in the higher education environment. 

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