Employment Litigation

S&W understands both sides of the employment relationship and routinely represents employees or employers in arbitration or lawsuits arising from wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination (i.e., age, gender, race, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy, or genetic information), retaliation, wage and hour violations, breach of employment and/or non-competition agreements and privacy issues.

Sampling of Representative Matters:

  • After sending a demand letter, Gerald Sauer obtained a substantial settlement on behalf of the producer of a daytime television show, who dealt with discrimination and retaliation concerning a medical condition and was eventually wrongfully terminated.
  • Sonya Goodwin defeated class certification two times in complex wage and hour putative class action by truck drivers against a national gourmet food supplier alleging meal and rest break, overtime, minimum wage, expense reimbursement, and wage statement violations.
  • Greg Barchie negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of a pharmaceutical company in a dispute against a former employee and his new employer arising from the former employee’s misuse of proprietary and confidential information.
  • After a ten-day jury trial, Gerald Sauer obtained a jury verdict in favor of an employee of a law firm and recovered damages for breach of contract and unpaid wages.