Employment Litigation Trends: Energy

Law360, New York (February 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- With almost 20,000 employees in the U.S., American Electric Power Co. Inc. was involved in more employment suits in federal district courts in 2006 than any other energy company, our survey of the 65 biggest oil and gas companies and utilities in the S&P 500 shows.

A majority of the employment suits filed against AEP were related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, but the company also faced a few discrimination cases. This trend flies in the face of the recent growth in wage and...
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