Lindsay Raymond is an experienced employment law attorney who guides public and private employers through the complexities of workplace and personnel matters, wage and hour compliance, equal employment opportunity issues, disability accommodation, policy development and administration, contract and business tort disputes, and employment litigation issues. As a mother of two daughters and a business owner, Lindsay knows what it is like to worry about the things that matter most. As an attorney, she passionately protects her clients’ interests and takes their worries so that they can get back to doing what is most important to them – running their businesses.
With a background in musical theatre, Lindsay is a trained communicator, thrives under pressure, and is skilled at thinking on her feet. Her clients depend on Lindsay to perform at a high level, clearly communicate risks, and craft creative and effective solutions. Lindsay is accessible and thorough, and provides her clients peace of mind in times of heightened stress and worry.
As a litigator, Lindsay passionately advocates and defends her clients’ interests before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. She has defended against claims of harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, and discrimination brought pursuant to Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, ELCRA, PWDCRA, as well as wage and hour claims and claims of wrongful discharge, workplace defamation, and whistleblower retaliation. Lindsay has also defended and asserted violations of trade secret, non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality clauses.
In her litigation, Lindsay works with forensic electronic-discovery vendors and employer technology departments in complex matters and has extensive experience in efficiently managing the collection, review, and production processes of electronic discovery.
As a trusted advisor, Lindsay listens and collaborates with her clients to identify potential issues and implement strategies to protect their interests. Lindsay advises clients regarding state and federal laws governing the workplace, including, but not limited to, compliance in the areas of hiring, performance management, discipline, termination, discrimination, disability accommodation, leave, and wages. She prepares and revises employee handbooks and personnel policies, conducts internal investigations, and offers training to management and personnel when necessary. Lindsay also counsels both large and small employers in the negotiation and preparation of consulting, independent contractor, employment, separation, and non-competition agreements.
Lindsay is admitted to practice in Michigan, Virginia, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan and Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is a member of the Michigan State Bar, the Virginia State Bar, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Traverse Area Human Resources Association. Lindsay is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan.
In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys singing, being outside or on the lake, and doing home improvement and design projects with her husband, Andrew, and their two daughters.
College of William & Mary – School of Law, J.D.
Ohio Northern University, B.F.A. with High Distinction, Musical Theatre and Criminal Justice
Over 14 theatre productions, including Sandy in Grease, Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Cinderella in Into The Woods, and Princess Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress