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James F. Hermon

James F. Hermon



  • Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment Counseling
  • Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets

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Employment and Labor Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group

Michigan, U.S.A.


James F. Hermon is a member in Dykema's Labor & Employment practice group. Mr. Hermon's practice focuses upon the defense and trial of employment cases in federal and state courts, as well as counseling, advising and training corporations regarding their obligations under state and federal employment laws.

Mr. Hermon has represented a broad range of clients in a variety of employment and discrimination related matters, including representation in administrative proceedings before the EEOC, defense of lawsuits involving race, national origin, age, and sex discrimination, defense of sexual harassment claims, defense of disability and religious accommodation claims under state and federal law, and the defense and prosecution of claims for alleged violations of covenants not to compete. Mr. Hermon has also assisted employers in the drafting and implementation of employment policies, as well as the negotiation of employment and severance agreements with highly placed corporate executives. Mr. Hermon is also active in the Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1995


Ohio State University, J.D., magna cum laude University of Michigan, A.B.
  • with high honors
Areas of Practice

Dykema Delivers HR Innovation | Employment Counseling | Labor & Employment | Litigation | Non-Compete, Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets | Trade Secret & Noncompete Litigation

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Court Admissions:
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1995
• U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1996
• U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1996


  • Webinar, July 2004 - "Accommodation Primer"
  • Webinar, August 2004 - "Responding to Discrimination Charges"
  • Webinar, March 2005 - "Drafting Separation Agreements"
  • Webinar, April 2005 - "Top Five Employer Errors In Complying With the FLSA"
  • Webinar, June 2005 - "The Top Five Personnel Mistakes Employers Make"
  • Dykema Employment Law Seminar, October 2005 - "Discovery Landmines"
  • Webinar, April 2006 - "Company Secret? What Secret? How to Protect Your Company''s Trade Secrets and Legitimate Business Interests"
  • Webinar, May 2006 - "Finding Employees With The Right Stuff"
  • Private Employer Seminar, July 2006 - "Six Things Plaintiffs'' Attorneys Love to See"
  • Webinar, August 2006 - "It''s Against My Religion - Employer Obligations to Accommodate Employee Religious Practices"


U.S. Supreme Court Makes Pride Month History by Holding That Title VII Bars Job Discrimination Against LGBT+ Workers
Dykema, June 2020

Unexpectedly siding with the liberal wing of the Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch penned a 6-3 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, holding that Title VII’s prohibition on sex-based discrimination also covers sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. The Court’s decision dealt a historic victory for proponents of expanding gay and trans protections for workers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964...

Ironing Out The Details: The Department of Labor Updates and Adds to Its FFCRA Guidance FAQs
Dykema, April 2020

As employers try to comply with the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (FFCRA) paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements, the Department of Labor has thrown them a curveball by quietly changing the answers to some of its Guidance about the FFCRA as well as adding 19 more FAQs to its prior compendium...

Michigan's Governor Issues Executive Order Creating Protected Class of COVID-19 Positive Employees
Dykema, April 2020

  In an apparent attempt to further reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, on Friday, April 3, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-36, which provides protection to all employees who stay home when they are at “particular risk” of infecting others with COVID-19...

Additional Articles

  • , Contributor, 2004 Update on Workplace Privacy Law, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association.
  • , Contributor, 2005 Update on Workplace Privacy Law, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association.


Labor & Employment Law Blog

In the rapidly evolving field of labor and employment law, we know that employers need to stay informed about changes in the law, and how these changes impact day-to-day business operations. Dykema’s Labor & Employment Law Blog (www.laboremployment-lawblog.com) discusses important labor and...

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