Freedley Hunsicker is Senior Counsel in the Philadelphia office. He represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment issues including union organizing, discrimination, wrongful discharge and sexual harassment litigation, collective bargaining, labor arbitration and counseling on regulatory issues.
Freed combines his understanding of employment law with years of experience in state and federal court litigation, as well as administrative proceedings, defending employers in cases alleging race, sex, age and disability discrimination; sexual harassment; defamation; and wrongful discharge.
Freed also maintains a traditional labor practice. He represents employers in union organizing campaigns, unfair labor practice charges, and labor arbitrations. He practices before the National Labor Relations Board, negotiates collective bargaining agreements and has particular experience in the health care, education, service and manufacturing industries.
He also has experience with secondary boycotts and construction industry labor disputes. Freed has an extensive practice in disability discrimination, including both litigation and counseling.
Freed is regularly named in Best Lawyers in America and Who's Who in America. He is co-author of NLRB Remedies for Unfair Labor Practices (2d ed. 1986) (University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Industrial Research Unit). Freed practices extensively in the field of higher education and contributes regularly to The Journal of Law and Education. He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015
“Northwestern Football Players' Unionization Remains Long Shot ” - The Legal Intelligencer - May 5, 2014
“Learning Disabilities, Law Schools and the Lowering of the Bar” - 42 South Texas Law Review, No. 1 - Winter 2000
“Ten Significant Labor and Employment Law Developments in Higher Education in the 1990's and Five to Look for in the Coming Decade” - 29 Journal of Law and Education 343 - July 2000
“The Accommodations of Writing Disorders in Law School: A Lawyer's View” - 27 Journal of Law and Education 621 - October 1998
“A Constitutional Right to Party?” - 21 Journal of Law and Education 205 - Spring 1992
“Ready or Not: The ADA” - Personnel Journal - August 1990
“Confusion Over Disabilities” - Focus - May 30, 1990
“NLRB Remedies for Unfair Labor Practices” - co-authored with Jonathan Kane and Peter Walther - Wharton Press - 1985
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November 24, 2014
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November 8, 2013
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July 1, 2011
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March 3, 2015
Former President and current Board Member of Overbrook School for the Blind