Employment

EMPLOYMENT WAGE AND HOUR case in which employee claimed misclassification as “exempt” employee. Claimant sought recovery of unpaid overtime, plus penalties and fees.

DEFAMATION CLAIM by former employee against employer for negative statements made in context of termination of employment. Claim included discussion of whether there had been a compulsory republication of the negative statements, and what the proper measure of damages was for the claimant.

Employment, WRONGFUL TERMINATION PRE-LITIGATION CLAIM brought by SAME SEX COUPLE alleging they were both terminated from employment for unlawful reasons. Employer claimed that employees voluntarily terminated, or that, in any event, LEGITIMATE, NON DISCRIMINATORY REASONS existed for the severance from employment. Matter settled before Federal Court action filed.

Settled WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT claim by young employee who alleged inappropriate conduct by direct MANAGER. Employer claimed it acted appropriately and terminated manager once circumstances were reported by employee. Damages were claimed for EMPLOYEE’S EMOTIONAL DISTRESS.

Settled case by former employee of major HEALTH CARE FACILITY for claims of RETALIATION after employee was injured and pursued claim under WORKERS’ COMPENSATION system. Employer claimed that employee voluntarily resigned, and that his injury and subsequent workers’ compensation claim were unrelated to the TERMINATION of his employment.

Settled case by former employee of HOTEL HOSPITALITY COMPANY for claims of WRONGFUL TERMINATION, DISCRIMINATION, and FAILURE TO ENGAGE in the interactive process, after employee became ill and disabled from continuing in his current position. Employer asserted that employee was never eligible to resume work, and that a permanent leave is not a REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION.

Settled high conflict case with allegations of SEXUAL HARASSMENT, ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE and BREACH OF EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT involving HOME CARE WORKER and employer. Issues involved difficulty in characterizing the multi dimensional relationship between the parties, and whether labor laws applied and were breached.

Mediated BREACH OF CONTRACT case in which employment agency claimed damages against hospital for TERMINATION OF AGENCY RELATIONSHIP without due cause. The disputed claim centered on question of hospital’s ability to cancel contract at will. Case settled on day of trial.

Settled WRONGFUL TERMINATION case brought by ex-employee who alleged that termination was in retaliation for having filed a claim for HARRASSMENT by employer. Employee was HIGHLY EMOTIONAL and distraught by the litigation.