Representative Employment Cases

  • We represented a trucking company in a sexual harassment and discrimination case brought by a female driver against the company and its management. We obtained a summary judgment on the harassment and breach of contract causes of action, and thereafter negotiated a settlement of the discrimination cause of action for a nominal amount.
  • We represented an ATM placement and servicing company in a dispute alleging breach of an employment contract by an employee after her employment was terminated. In a one-day court trial, we demonstrated that there was good cause for the termination, and a defense judgment was issued.
  • We represented an employee staffing company in a case brought before the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, asserting violation of federal whistle-blower and discrimination laws. We were successful in having the case dismissed by demonstrating that the agency lacked jurisdiction and that no violations occurred.
  • We represented a national company in a race discrimination case brought by a recently hired salesman in an action brought before the EEOC. We provided legal arguments demonstrating that the conduct alleged, even if true, would not support a race discrimination claim. Based upon our analysis and arguments, the case was settled on favorable terms.
  • We represented a warehouse facility and one if its managers in a harassment and battery case where a former employee asserted that the manager had committed a battery by tugging her ponytail, and that he sexually harassed her. We had the battery claim dismissed as against the company, even though the manager admitted touching the plaintiff. Based upon our success in pre-trial motions, the case settled for a nominal amount.
  • We represented a trucking company in a race discrimination case brought by an Hispanic driver. The case involved an economically motivated lay-off of a number of employees, and we demonstrated through discovery that no discrimination took place. The case was settled for a nominal amount.
  • We represented a trucking company in a claim before the California Labor Board for overtime pay. The employee asserted that California Industrial Wage Order 9 required that he be paid overtime. We defeated the claim by demonstrating that the Wage Order did not apply because the employee's local driving was part of interstate transportation and was therefore governed by federal law.
  • We represented a food wholesale company in a claim for overtime pay. The case centered on the factual issue of whether the employee actually worked any overtime. After we filed motions in limine designed to preclude plaintiff's primary documentary support for his claim, the case was favorably settled.

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