The following Employment and Workers’ Comp case summaries are examples of some of our recent successes for our clients
Our client was wrongfully categorized as exempt from overtime wages even though she did not supervise employees and her duties were largely directed by her employer’s CEO. We brought suit on her behalf for her past due overtime and her wrongful termination. After discovery the case was settled with payment to her in […]
Our client was a long-service expert employee in the life insurance business and he discovered fraudulent and illegal conduct by his employer directed against the insurance policy holders. He reported this conduct and demanded that it be stopped, eventually raising his claims to the CEO and General Counsel of the company. For his […]
LEE V. CITY OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Plaintiff was a pregnant woman who worked as a Traffic Control Officer at the airport. Her duties included dispatching cabs from a cab a lot when passenger called from the terminals.
She filed two sexual harassment complaints with the city citing the behavior of two cab drivers who […]
The firm settled a case brought by an employee against his employer for violating the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Plaintiff claimed that the employer failed to give him his job back when he returned from a hospitalization and recovery from heart bypass surgery. The employee was fired the day he returned to […]
WRONGFUL TERMINATION :
SPENCER V. STUART HALL CO. & NEWELL CO.
Plaintiff alleged wrongful termination by defendant employer due to age discrimination. Plaintiff had been employed by Defendant Stuart Hall Co., whose parent company is Defendant Newell Co., for 25 years, and was working as a supervisor when laid off during a work force reduction.
Fifty-four-year-old Plaintiff […]
New Legislation: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Great news for women workers. On January 29, 2009, the President signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Act makes important changes in employment law.
Click here to see the President sign this bill into law.