Robin Banck Taylor

Office Managing Shareholder Jackson

Robin Taylor’s practice focuses on defending employers and management in employment-related disputes, including disputes involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, failure-to-accommodate, FMLA interference, non-competition and non-solicitation covenants, trade secret, and other related state and common-law claims. Robin also represents employers in labor arbitrations, union elections, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.

Robin graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School, where she was a member of Phi Delta Phi. Robin attended college at Belhaven College and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Prior to joining the firm, Robin served as law clerk to Judge James D. Maxwell of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Robin has an extensive background in complex litigation, representing a variety of corporate clients before state and federal courts at both trial and appellate levels. Her practice areas have included employment law, business and commercial litigation, insurance defense, products liability law, municipal litigation and medical negligence law.


Experience

With nearly 15 years of litigation experience, Robin has served as lead counsel in cases in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. She has defended employers in cases arising under Title VII, state fair employment practices statutes, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Robin represents management in labor and employment relations, and her experience includes handling contract negotiations and unfair labor practice proceedings. Robin routinely represents management’s interests before various state and federal administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board and Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

In addition to her active litigation practice, Robin regularly counsels employers on day-to-day personnel issues, including hiring, compensation, discipline, termination, covenants not to compete, protection of confidential information and trade secrets, and arbitration agreements.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • Mississippi Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section)
  • Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Capital Area Bar Association

Speeches:

  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''From Water Coolers to Snapchat: Preventing Sexual Harassment in a Modern Workplace'' - San Diego - May 05, 2017
  • CLE by the Hour - ''Employment Law Update'' - Ridgeland - July 30, 2015
  • SHRM Conference - ''Continued Expansion of the NLRA'' - Biloxi - May 12, 2015
  • Employment Law Briefing - ''Employment Law Update'' - Jackson - November 11, 2014
  • Employment Law Briefing - ''Affordable Care Act'' - Jackson - November 11, 2014
  • Mississippi Bar Association - ''Employment Law Update'' - Ridgeland - July 24, 2014
  • Private Company Training - ''Collective Bargaining Training'' - June 03, 2014
  • 19th Annual Mississippi Human Resource Conference & Exposition - ''Wage & Hour Law - Identifying and Avoiding the Pitfalls'' - Ridgeland - May 07, 2014
  • Private Association Training - ''Employment Law Overview, Need to Know Basics'' - Jackson - April 10, 2014
  • Private Company Training - ''Employee Management'' - Jackson - March 03, 2014
  • Employment Law Beyond the Basics: Sterling Educational Services - ''PPACA/Obamacare: What Employers Need to Know'' - Jackson - January 29, 2014
  • Golden Triangle HR Association - ''Summary of Benefits and Coverage of the Affordable Care Act'' - Columbus - November 12, 2013
  • Mississippi Bar Association - ''Employment Law Update'' - Ridgeland - July 26, 2013
  • Lorman Education Services - ''Administering and Controlling Absences under FMLA'' - Brandon - June 25, 2013
  • 18th Annual Mississippi Human Resource Conference & Exposition - ''FMLA Update'' - Biloxi - May 01, 2013
  • Private Company Training - ''FMLA Update'' - Jackson - April 23, 2013
  • Private Company Training - ''Presentation on Human Resource Case Studies'' - Jackson - April 09, 2013
  • Private Company Training - ''Sex Discrimination and Retaliation'' - Baton Rouge - January 15, 2013
  • Mississippi Municipal Clerks and Collectors Association Annual Conference - ''Developing Appropriate Handbook Policies and Avoiding and Managing Problem Employees'' - Hattiesburg - March 28, 2012
  • Private Company Training - ''Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and FMLA'' - Ruston - March 02, 2012
  • Private Company Training - ''Sex Discrimination and Unlawful Retaliation'' - Baton Rouge - January 12, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''EEOC Charges - Effective Response Strategies'' - Greenwood - November 10, 2011
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Social Media: What Employers Need To Know'' - Greenwood - November 10, 2011
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''EEOC Charges - Effective Response Strategies'' - Jackson - October 21, 2011

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Media Quotes

August 2014 - HR Professional Magazine - "DOMA - The Windsor Decision's Impact on Retirement Plan Designs"
May 2014 - HR Professional Magazine - "From Locker Room to Board Room - Strategies to Stop Workplace Bullying"
February 2014 - HR Professional Magazine - "Best Practices for Responding to an EEOC Charge: Part II"

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