When negotiation fails, and a dispute cannot be resolved through any other means, Workplace Legal litigates to protect our clients’ interests. We have litigated 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.
Across all of these forums, Workplace Legal’s attorneys have litigated virtually every type of employment claim. We have represented employers in single-plaintiff cases, multi-plaintiff and class actions, and in representative actions across California in cases involving:
- Wage and hour violations
- Private Attorneys’ General Act (“PAGA”) penalties
- Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims
- “Whistleblower” retaliation claims
- Supervisor and co-worker sexual assault and harassment claims
- Wrongful termination claims
- Employee disability issues (engaging in the “interactive process” and providing “reasonable accommodation”)
- Breach of employment contract claims
- Equal Pay Act violations
- Non-disclosure and trade secrets disputes
- Employee privacy and defamation claims
- FMLA, CFRA, maternity, pregnancy, and other leave disputes
- Fraud and misrepresentation claims
- Claims for emotional distress
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, and we continually provide you with candid assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of your case. We continually work to find a way to dispose of the dispute quickly.
If a quick resolution is not possible, we design a discovery plan that aims to secure the evidence you need to prevail in the most efficient, most cost-effective manner possible. Then, we implement that plan and relentlessly pursue that evidence. We interview and depose witnesses, subpoena documents, review emails, texts, and other electronically-stored information (“ESI”), and retain and manage expert witnesses.
Then, using the evidence we have obtained, we draft, file, and argue dispositive motions — taking yet another shot at getting the dispute dismissed without you having to endure the distraction and cost of trial.
And at all times – with each and every step we take – we are continually devising creative settlement strategies and exploring settlement possibilities while simultaneously advocating aggressively to protect your interests.
When settlement is not possible, we go to trial.
In short, we are experienced, strategic, and aggressive litigators with a business mindset. Our singular focus is to get you to your successful resolution so you can get back to business.