Natalie M. Stevens

Shareholder || Cleveland

Natalie Stevens represents business entities, educational institutions, and management in a myriad of labor and employment-related matters, including matters involving claims of assault; breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duty; breach of duty of good faith and fair dealing; breach of duty of loyalty; civil conspiracy; constructive discharge; conversion; defamation; denial of benefits; discrimination; ethnic intimidation; FMLA interference and retaliation; fraud; harassment; hostile work environment; intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress; intentional, fraudulent, and negligent misrepresentations; invasion of privacy; negligent hiring, training, retention, and supervision; misappropriation of trade secrets; promissory estoppel; Railway Labor Act preemption; retaliation; theft; tortious interference with business and contractual relationships; unfair competition; unjust enrichment; wage and hour violations; whistleblower activity; and wrongful discharge.

In addition, Ms. Stevens provides as-needed assistance to management regarding a variety of employment-related matters, including drafting and updating employee handbooks and other employment policies and procedures; evaluating and responding to employee leave of absence requests; evaluating and responding to employee accommodation requests; investigating and resolving employee complaints; issuing disciplinary actions; handling employee terminations; preparing separation agreements; responding to claims for unemployment compensation benefits and appealing improper determinations; and enforcing restrictive covenants in employment contracts.

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In addition to providing counseling on compliance with workplace laws and regulations, Ms. Stevens has experience representing employers in settlement negotiations; during administrative proceedings before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); in mediation; in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); and in litigation matters in the federal and state court systems. Some examples include:


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Professional Activities

  • FDCC Ladder Down Leadership Program, Class of 2019
  • Cleveland Bridge Builders Leadership Program, Class of 2013
  • Employment Inn of Court (Barrister)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section Council Member)
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Member)
  • Ohio State University Alumni Association (Member)
  • Miami University Alumni Association (Lifetime Member)
  • The Hitchcock Center for Women (Past Board Member, 2012-2015)
  • The Leprechaun Foundation (Past Board Member, 2009-2013)
  • Junior League of Cleveland (Member, 2007-Present)
  • The Bridge Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (Past Board Member and Secretary, 2008-2010)


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