Josh Sudbury handles your employee-relations problems so you can focus on your business.

He frequently defends employers in federal and state court against claims of discrimination and harassment, retaliatory discharge, and alleged wage/hour violations. Josh also represents management in collective bargaining and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board.

Josh's litigation experience helps him guide management through difficult employee relations issues such as navigating disability accommodations and leave requests, general wage and hour compliance, and enforcing non-competes and other employment agreements and policies. Josh also regularly speaks to clients and industry groups regarding developments in employment law. Josh is a current member and Past-President of the Green Hills Rotary Club and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Little Pantry That Could, serving the underprivileged and homeless in West Nashville. Prior to joining Ford Harrison, Josh served as a judicial clerk for Magistrate Judge Diane K. Vescovo of the Western District of Tennessee.

Josh is a contributor to the current FordHarrison Blog, EntertainHR, an informative look across the landscape of television, movies, sports and celebrity culture from an employment-law perspective. The website is available at http://blogs.hrhero.com/entertainhr/.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained jury verdict for correctional health care company defending against claims of race discrimination in hiring under Title VII after EEOC found cause for plaintiff.
  • Obtained summary judgment for health care provider against former employee's claims of religious discrimination under Title VII, disability discrimination, harassment and retaliation under the ADA, and retaliation under the FMLA.   
  • Obtained summary judgment in state court for employer over allegations the employer breached an employment contract 
  • Defended employer before the National Labor Relations Board against unfair labor practice allegations
  • Represented client in class and collective action litigation involving allegations of tip credit violations and unpaid overtime and uniform maintenance fees under federal and state wage and hour law
  • Participated in negotiating three-year labor agreements for multiple Florida hospitals
Honors & Awards
  • "Rising Star," Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
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