Employment

Employment Litigation

Our Employment Law Group takes pride in our ability to guide our clients in minimizing their risk of employment litigation. However, when disputes become unavoidable, we have the talent and expertise to defend employers aggressively and efficiently in all types of litigation and arbitration.

Our clients are national and international employers, business leaders and high-profile, high net worth individuals. We have represented clients in landmark employment lawsuits cases and continue to achieve successful results across a full range of employment claims. These include breach of contract, wage and hour issues, retaliation, covenants not to compete and trade secret misappropriation, defamation, all protected forms of discrimination, invasion of privacy issues, negligent hiring and retention, public policy violations, unfair competition, commission disputes and whistleblower disputes.

Representative Experience

  • After filing a motion for summary judgment, we obtained voluntary dismissal of pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination actions against our client for nuisance value settlement.
  • On behalf of a major hotel, we obtained voluntary dismissal of a plaintiff’s claim of same-sex harassment after successfully compelling arbitration.
  • Successfully obtained an injunction against two employees of an advertising agency. The injunction resulted from an investigation that followed the employees’ threatened sexual harassment claims and revealed they were attempting to start a competing business while still employed by the agency.
  • In a case described as the largest employment dispute in history, as well as the largest lawsuit against a studio outside of an antitrust case, our firm represented Jeffrey Katzenberg, former head of The Walt Disney Company and co-founder of DreamWorks SKG, in his lawsuit against Walt Disney Studios.
  • Obtained temporary and permanent injunctive relief against two disgruntled former employees who physically threatened our client and the company’s staff.
  • Achieved a unique and extremely satisfying result for our client, the president of a large garment manufacturer, when sexual harassment and wrongful termination actions were filed by four plaintiffs against him and his company; the plaintiffs’ original demand was $4 million. Greenberg Glusker lawyers first conducted a thorough investigation of plaintiffs’ claims and obtained dozens of declarations from co-workers and third parties. As a result of the Firm’s investigative efforts, the case was resolved after only three days of deposition when all four plaintiffs agreed to dismiss their cases with prejudice and to provide videotaped and written apologies to the president and to the company for filing these actions.

For more information, please contact Stephen S. Smith.

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