Mr. Bailey is an Officer in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. He advises employers of all sizes in a variety of employer-employee issues. Mr. Bailey devotes a substantial portion of his practice advising employers on litigation avoidance and human relations issues. Mr. Bailey also has extensive experience drafting and litigating non-competition, non-solicit and non-disclosure agreements.
In addition, Mr. Bailey litigates various employer-employee disputes, in particular employment discrimination/harassment litigation. Mr. Bailey’s experience includes appearances before the EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, Missouri Human Rights Commission and Illinois Department of Human Rights. Mr. Bailey is licensed in Missouri and Illinois and practices in both the state and federal courts of those states.
Mr. Bailey served as City Prosecutor for the City of Black Jack, Missouri for three years prosecuting cases in municipal and circuit court. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Bailey served as a police officer for the City of University City, Missouri, for seven years.
- “New Anti-Discrimination Law Takes Effect.” Labor & Employment Newsletter (Fall, 2009).
- “Federal Court of Appeals Delays NLRB ‘Employee Rights’ Posting Requirement.” Labor & Employment Newsletter (Spring, 2012).
- “Missouri Supreme Court Provides Guidance as to Non-Compete Agreements.” Labor & Employment Newsletter (Summer, 2012).
- “NLRB Temporarily in Limbo?—Federal Court Ruling Calls Into Question Board’s Current Authority.” Labor & Employment Newsletter (Winter, 2013).
- Marian Meredith v. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital (US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, United States Circuit Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals). Successfully defended plaintiff’s claims of race discrimination and retaliation. The trial court’s judgment in favor of the employer was affirmed on appeal.
- Patricia Hensley v. Ursuline Academy (St. Louis County Circuit Court, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District). Successfully defendant plaintiff’s claims of breach of contract and defamation. The trial court’s judgment in favor of the employer was affirmed on appeal.
- Nutriformance, LLC v. Austin Jones, et al. (St. Louis County Circuit Court). Successfully obtained injunctive relief to prevent former employees from opening a competing business in violation of non-compete agreements.