Employment Litigation

We represent clients in all types and phases of employment litigation.  Our work in this area is primarily on behalf of management and includes pre-litigation planning and representation of clients in administrative hearings, litigation of individual and class action claims in state and federal courts, mediations, arbitrations and appellate courts.

Our employment trial attorneys have successfully tried and arbitrated numerous employment-related cases, but have also guided our clients to pre-trial resolution of many cases.  Throughout the course of litigation, we remain conscious of both the need to aggressively assert our clients’ positions, while remaining attuned to their specific resources, business goals and philosophies.  We represent clients in litigation involving the following types of issues:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour
  • Sexual and other Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Employment Contracts
  • Privacy and Defamation
  • Disability
  • Stock Option and Related Benefits
  • Private Attorney General Act or PAGA Claims
  • Class Actions

In addition to handling cases in active litigation, we advise and represent clients in proceedings before administrative agencies, including the following:

  • California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • California Employment Development Department
  • California Labor Commissioner
  • U.S. Department of Labor