Robin Foret possesses 28 years of experience representing business and management in a diverse area of labor and employment and other business matters. She is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She routinely represents clients in a variety of employment-related, professional, and commercial matters in state and federal court and before administrative agencies.
Her experience with employment-related matters includes, but is not limited to: theft of trade secrets; copyright infringement, breach of employment agreements; Title VII discrimination, harassment and retaliation; the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the FMLA; wage and hour issues; the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); FINRA-related securities matters and FINRA arbitrations; severance agreements; whistleblower claims under Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other statutes; non-competition and non-solicitation covenants; employee embezzlement; white collar crime; and worker's compensation and non-subscriber claims.
She also provides litigation prevention advice and training to numerous companies, which includes developing and providing industry specific guidance on various employment-related issues. She is a frequent speaker, and an author of various employment-related articles and blogs. She also offers conflict resolution, arbitration and mediation services.
Ms. Foret prides herself in delivering cost-effective legal advice and risk management solutions to clients, both inside and outside of the courtroom. She routinely offers advice and risk management training in the employment law and human resources areas.
She frequently writes articles and gives educational presentations to train employers, managers and their employees on the legal requirements of various employment-related laws and regulations, including hiring, firing and disciplining employees.
She also handles conflict resolution of disputes in the workplace. Finally, as a dog sports competitor and someone involved in dog training, she has added dog and animal law to her practice.
Ms. Foret has an active litigation practice, which includes representing clients in a variety of employment-related and complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.
Ms. Foret has held leadership positions with the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC)- Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter. Currently, she holds the position of Secretary and is a member of the FACC Board of Directors.
"Terminating An Employee On Leave: Timing Is Everything", Lorman Education, April 16, 2018
"Temporary Staffing Agencies: Are Their Employees Really Your Employees?", Dallas Bar Headnotes, Dec. 2012
"Background Investigations of Employees and Applicants: Employers Must Proceed With Caution (Fair Credit Reporting Act)", Dallas Bar Headnotes, April 2007
"Sarbanes-Oxley: Whistleblower Provisions: Why Private Companies Should Be Concerned"), Dallas Bar Headnotes, May 2007
"Sarbanes-Oxley: Expanding the Scope of the Federal Whistleblower Protection Laws" (with Randall M. Foret), Lorman Education Services, Feb. 2006 & Feb. 2007
"Texas Sexual Harassment Law, Sexual Orientation and Individual Liability" (with Robert Chadwick), Dallas Bar Association, Nov. 15, 2021 (Dallas)
"Employment Law Update", Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce & Woodlands Bar Association, Nov. 16, 2020)
"Employees and Employers, Definitions and Related Provisions of the Patient Protections and Affordable Care Act of 2010", Lorman Education, Nov. 3, 2010
"The New Compliance Requirements: I-9 Forms, No-March Letters & IRCA Discrimination: What Employers Need To Know in 2009", French American Chamber, April 2009
"The Genetic Information and Non-Discrimination Act of 2008: GINA Examined Under the Microscope", Smith, Frank & Partners, Sept. 2009
"Before the Die is Cast: How to Avoid Employment Traps in Mergers & Acquisitions", Dallas Mergers & Acquisitions Networking Group, 2008
"Managing The Employee: From Hiring to Firing", Lorman Education, Nov. 2007
J.D., Cum Laude, Temple University (1991) - Temple Law Review
B.A., Cum Laude, Brooklyn College (1983)\
U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Northern & Southern Districts of Texas
Rating AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Proficient in French