When negotiation fails despite everyone’s best efforts, and a dispute cannot be resolved by any other means, Workplace Legal litigates to protect our client’s interests.
We have litigated all types of employment-related disputes, including wage and hour violations, PAGA claims, wrongful termination claims, trade secrets disputes, breach of contract claims, unfair competition claims, and employee harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disability claims. We have appeared in virtually every forum where employment claims are heard, from state and federal courtrooms to Labor Commissioner hearing rooms. We’ve argued before judges, juries, state agencies and officials, and arbitrators.
We take a thoughtful, cost-conscious, and strategic approach to litigation. We thoroughly evaluate the merits of every new litigation matter and provide you with a candid assessment — of the claims, the possible defenses, the possible outcomes, the timelines, and the costs (financial, organizational, operational, reputational, and emotional). We discuss your goals, your constraints, and what “success” looks like to you.
Then, we partner with you to develop a strategy designed to get you there as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. We analyze claims and defenses. We always try to find a way to dispose of the dispute quickly. If that’s not possible, we design a discovery plan and relentlessly pursue the evidence you need. We interview and depose witnesses, subpoena documents and emails, and retain and manage experts. Using the evidence we have obtained, we draft and argue dispositive motions — taking yet another shot at getting the case dismissed before trial.
And at all times, with each and every step, we are continually devising creative settlement strategies and exploring settlement possibilities while vigorously and aggressively advocating to protect your interests.
When settlement is not possible, we go to trial.
In short, we are experienced, methodical, and aggressive litigators with a business mindset. Our singular focus is to get you to a resolution so you can get back to business.