Thomas R. Crookes

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Offices Cleveland, Akron
Phone 216.479.6184
Phone 330.208.1014
Fax 330.208.1065
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Tom is a partner in the Vorys Akron and Vorys Cleveland offices and a member of the labor and employment group.  He represents employers with a variety of labor and employment law matters, including federal and state employment discrimination litigation, defense of administrative charges, union election campaigns, public and private sector collective bargaining, non-competition litigation, civil rights actions, wage and hour disputes, and workplace safety matters. Tom has experience representing clients in a variety of industries, specifically in food and beverage, health care, financial institutions and manufacturing. 

Tom is a member of the Federal Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Akron Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. 

Tom is certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in labor and employment law.

Tom is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law topics at seminars for attorneys and human resource professionals, including presentations on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), electronic communication in the workplace, blogging, non-competition litigation, retaliation claims, union avoidance, personnel policies and recordkeeping, and employment law updates.

Tom received his J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law and his A.B. from the University of Michigan.

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