Mr. Konstas is a Member with the Firm with over a decade of experience representing local school boards, superintendents, private schools, colleges, and private sector employers before federal and state courts, and federal and state administrative agencies on a wide variety of matters, including employment discrimination claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as the Maryland Fair Employment Practices Act, teacher and student discipline cases, wrongful termination claims, wage and hour claims, and sexual harassment claims under both Title IX and Title VII.
Mr. Konstas also advises educational institutions and private sector employers on labor relations issues, including collective bargaining negotiations and grievances and workplace grievances, and has successfully defended unfair labor practice claims and representation cases before the National Labor Relations Board. As labor counsel to public and private institutions, Mr. Konstas advises collective bargaining teams through all phases of the collective bargaining process by reviewing and modifying proposals and counseling on scope of bargaining disputes and grievances. Mr. Konstas is a regular presenter for the Maryland Negotiation Service (“MNS”), part of a state organization for school labor relations practitioners.
As a close advisor to educational institutions and private-sector employers, Mr. Konstas counsels leadership on the design and implementation of policies and procedures regarding student and employee relations as well as issues unique to educational institutions such as the use of online instructional tools, student data privacy, Title IX, and website accessibility. Mr. Konstas has also successfully represented educational institutions during investigations, compliance reviews, and monitoring before the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.
Mr. Konstas serves as an adjunct professor of school law at McDaniel College, where he developed an online version of the school law course, and has taught both in-person and online. He has also lectured on employment law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and presents at numerous national and state-wide conferences on the issues of employment law and education law.