Key Firm Accomplishments in Employment Law

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Severance Agreements and General Releases

  • Negotiated increased severance pay for a casino executive VP fired after reporting discrimination
  • Negotiated an exit strategy and severance agreement for a media professional experiencing inappropriate sexual advances by a colleague
  • Negotiated increased severance pay for a nurse fired after informing her hospital employer of a cancer recurrence
  • Negotiated an exit strategy and severance agreement for a retail beauty manager experiencing racial discrimination
  • Negotiated increased severance pay for a janitor fired from his religious employer
  • Negotiated a waiver of relocation repayment obligations and employment release agreement for an investment wholesaler
  • Negotiated an exit strategy and severance agreement for a visa-holding talent acquisition executive experiencing gender discrimination
  • Represented a human resources manager at an EEOC Mediation for workplace discrimination claims, which resulted in increased severance pay

Discrimination and Harassment

  • Settled a warehouse assistant‘s disability and pregnancy discrimination allegations after she was harassed for taking time off for medical care, including a threat of termination when she was taken by ambulance to the emergency room
  • Court settlement for a truck driver‘s termination lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and discriminatory discipline procedures
  • Represented a chemical safety inspector at an EEOC Mediation for workplace injury and disability discrimination claims, which resulted in increased severance pay
  • Survived a 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss for a terminated financial professional fired after reporting sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Settled a pregnant office manager‘s pregnancy discrimination case, after she was fired when she told her employer she was pregnant
  • Settled a warehouse worker‘s pregnancy discrimination case, after she was harassed for missing work for childbirth
  • Settled a medical assistant‘s pregnancy discrimination case, after she took a leave of absence due to COVID-19
  • Settled an executive CIO‘s religious and racial discrimination allegations
  • Settled a newspaper worker‘s allegations of termination based on race, after he reported a co-worker calling him the N-word
  • Court settlement for a warehouse manager who alleged sexual orientation discrimination
  • Settled a dietary specialist‘s diabetes discrimination case, after he was threatened with termination for asking to check his blood sugar

Unpaid Bonus and Commissions

  • Won summary judgment for software consulting company owed unpaid compensation and commissions for independent contractor work completed worldwide
  • Settled unpaid commissions lawsuit for lighting sales executive
  • Advised a marketing executive on a co-investment opportunity offered by a private equity team
  • Settled unpaid bonus and commission wage complaint filed by a sales executive promised extra compensation

Job Reinstatement

  • Negotiated backpay and job reinstatement for a suburban forklift driver fired for taking time off from work to visit his minor son in the hospital
  • Negotiated return to work for disabled customer service employee instructed not to return to work until cured
  • Negotiated return to work for a disabled software developer needing a work from home accommodation

Unemployment Benefits Eligibility

  • Won an unemployment appeals hearing for a suburban bank manager accused of job performance “misconduct”
  • Won an unemployment appeals hearing for a Chicago teacher accused of time and attendance “misconduct” for missing work due to hospitalization
  • Successfully appealed the denial of benefits to Board of Review for a casino worker fired for job performance “misconduct”
  • Successfully appealed the denial of benefits to Board of Review for a Board-certified oral surgeon’s assistant accused of “voluntary leave”
  • Successfully appealed the denial of benefits to Board of Review for a loan specialist accused of time and attendance “misconduct”

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