Since 1986, with few interruptions, Mr. King has gained experience unlike any other attorney in the area of labor and employment law. From his days serving as an investigator and/or legal intern with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or as a Deputy City Solicitor representing agencies of government in defense of discrimination claims, and/or disciplinary matters, Mr. King’s knowledge and expertise in this area is unmatched.
What makes Mr. King’s advice and insight in this area most unique is that as Commissioner of Prisons for the City of Philadelphia, and as a Deputy Commissioner for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Mr. King also has the insight of being an administrator of large organizations which have had to actually deal with and solve problems and issues surrounding labor unions, workplace violence, discrimination, and the like. Mr. King knows how to develop a disciplinary code and negotiate with various unions to get agreement on implementation, and/or to start from scratch and create and implement a sexual
harassment policy in the workplace. It is also significant to note that having been a defendant himself in civil lawsuit brought by employees, Mr. King has the added advantage of knowing how it feels to be unjustly accused. Mr. King will undertake to advise and represent employers in these matters, but also will represent employees who feel they have actions against their employers for illegal discrimination.