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University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2005, Magna Cum Laude
 - Order of the Coif

Augsburg College, B.A., 2002, With Honors

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota

Clerkships

  • Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski, Minnesota Court of Appeals
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Britt Gilbertson is a member of the firm's Employment, Benefit and Labor section. She practices principally in the areas of:

  • Employment litigation
  • Employment counseling
  • Non-compete agreements and restraining orders
  • Business litigation
  • Internal investigations

Britt focuses her practice on employer-side employment litigation and counseling. She represents clients in state and federal courts and in proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Britt defends clients in disputes alleging violations of employment statutes, including Title VII, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Britt also provides counsel to clients regarding a variety of workplace issues, such as hiring, discipline, discharge, restraining orders, accommodations and wage and hour compliance. In addition, Britt assists clients in drafting employment contracts, non-compete agreements and personnel policies. Additionally, she prepares and presents training on employment laws to managers and employee groups.

Honors & Awards

  • Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer
  • Minnesota Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers

Experience

  • Successful jury trial: jury verdict in favor of defendant on contract claim.
  • Successful jury trial: court ordered injunction on non-compete. At trial, jury found former sales employee breached his employment contract and was not entitled to any deferred compensation. Court ordered former employee to pay $189,000 in attorneys' fees to employer and ordered former employee to return all company documents to his possession.
  • Successful jury trial: won jury verdict in favor of international food company and obtained a $90,000 judgment against plaintiff in employment discrimination lawsuit.
  • Defended employer against claims for disability discrimination, sexual harassment, reprisal and marital status discrimination in violation of the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
  • Defended employer against claims for sex-plus discrimination, reprisal and marital status discrimination.
  • Defended philanthropic organization against former employee's allegations that he was wrongfully discharged in violation of the parties' lifetime employment agreement.
  • Successfully enforced non-compete and confidentiality covenants against departing employee.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer in FMLA case.
  • Prepared and presented training to client's human resources department on discipline and discharge practices and compliance with employment statutes.
  • Responded to and obtained dismissal of numerous administrative charges alleging retaliation discrimination based on race, color, national origin and criminal record.
  • Successfully enforced a confidentiality provision against a terminated employee who set up a competing business.
  • Obtained summary judgment of a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit and secured dismissal of the case at both the district court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
  • Defended family-owned LLC against departing member's claims seeking buy-out or company dissolution.
  • Defended beverage company against former manager's claims of age and disability discrimination and retaliation under the Iowa Civil Rights Act and discrimination and retaliation under the FMLA.
  • Defended salesperson against sexual harassment and assault claims.

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member

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Britt contributes to Minnesota Employer, Briggs and Morgan's Employment, Benefits and Labor blog intended to provide practical employment law information concerning federal and state employment laws for Minnesota employers. Posts discuss employment issues, litigation, legislation and other matters that have an impact on employers.