Employment

We are experienced in handling the variety of claims and disputes that arise out of employment relationships, and the termination of those relationships. These disputes often require the involvement of co-employees and former employees, which can lead to a divisive and emotionally charged workplace. We are sensitive to these concerns and work with our clients to minimize the impact of employment disputes on their businesses, and to reduce the possibility of internal and external damage to our client's and their reputation.

We defend all types of employment claims in a variety of employment settings, including wrongful and constructive discharge, race, age, disability, gender, religious, and sexual discrimination and harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation. We also represent employers in wage and hour cases, including class actions, alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks, failure to pay overtime, reimbursement claims, and retaliation for complaints about such alleged violations. In addition to defending cases brought in the Superior Court, we appear before the California Labor Commissioner, the Department of Fair Labor and Housing, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

In addition to defending cases, we regularly assist clients in avoiding potential employee lawsuits by providing guidance on policies, maintaining personnel files, complying with sexual harassment training requirements, furnishing written memoranda of violations of company policy, and in the effective preparation of internal company manuals and employee handbooks.

Primary Contact: Hillary Arrow Booth