Joseph H. Hunt

Associate

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8302

Fax: 303.298.0940

jhunt@shermanhoward.com

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Yale University

Joe is a go-to attorney for matters related to antidiscrimination statutes, unfair labor practices, accommodations in the workplace, wage and hour issues, and contract disputes.

Joseph “Joe” Hunt focuses his practice on employment advice and litigation. He also regularly represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.

As an advisor, Joe helps employers navigate laws and regulations governing all aspects of the employment relationship, including policies and agreements, pay and benefits, hiring, investigations, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and discipline and terminations.

Having served as corporate counsel at a Fortune 200 telecommunications company, Joe possesses an insider’s perspective on the issues and challenges that arise in the workplace. With his combined legal and business experience, Joe takes a straightforward approach to counseling management and human resources personnel and provides both practical and strategic advice. In addition, Joe regularly speaks and writes on recent developments in labor and employment law, focusing on Colorado legislation and antidiscrimination statutes.

Experience

  • Won dismissal of claims for defamation, intentional interference with contract, and civil conspiracy for a banking institution and multiple individual defendants.
  • Served as trial counsel in a two-week jury trial involving claims of disability discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, achieving out-of-court resolution before the jury reached a verdict.
  • Represented a large national trucking carrier in class actions concerning alleged violations of state wage and hour laws in two different states involving hundreds of class members.
  • Successfully negotiated settlements in numerous matters involving sexual harassment and discrimination claims, charges of unfair labor practices, failure to accommodate allegations, and noncompetition disputes.
  • Represented clients ranging from individuals to small businesses to large corporations in numerous alternative dispute resolution proceedings, achieving successful and reasonable resolutions.
  • Obtained dozens of “no cause findings” for a client facing discrimination charges by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and other administrative agencies from across the country.
  • Successfully defended against a petition to compel arbitration under a collective bargaining agreement in federal court, resulting in the union’s removal of its petition with prejudice.

Publications & Presentations

PRESS

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • Managing Your Workforce in Light of SCOTUS’s Historic Decision Defining LGBTQ Employment Rights
    Sherman & Howard Labor & Employment Webinar | June 26, 2020
  • Developments in Accommodation Law: Disability and Religion
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference |  May 2019
  • Complex Investigations
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference | May 2018
  • Background Checks: Trouble If You Do And Trouble If You Don’t!
    Annual Colorado Labor & Employment Law Conference Agenda | May 2016

Professional Activities

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, ACCESS Housing, Inc.
  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Section
      • Executive Council