Employment Litigation & Counseling

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Business Litigation
Employment Litigation & Counseling

Employment Litigation and Counseling
The lawyers at Lillis Pitha LLP represent clients in cases involving alleged wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, and discrimination (based on race, sex, national origin, age, gender, disability, and sexual orientation). The firm also handles all other forms of complex employment lawsuits, including class actions, whistle-blower claims, breaches of contract (concerning executive employees and otherwise), disputes among partners and members of professional corporations, trade secret misappropriation, and other cases involving allegations of misconduct concerning employees, consultants, and service providers.

Recent matters our attorneys have handled include:

  • Successfully defending a financial services firm against claims of disability discrimination.
  • Successfully defending a leading semiconductor manufacturer against claims of retaliation and failure to pay wages.
  • Successfully defending a national bank against claims of disability discrimination, retaliation, and alleged failure to accommodate.
  • Obtaining the complete dismissal of a lawsuit alleging the misappropriation of trade secrets and business opportunities.
  • Obtaining the complete dismissal of an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, including class claims involving the alleged failure to pay wages and misclassification of employees.
  • Obtaining summary judgment against an employee who claimed his supervisor sexually harassed and sexually assaulted him with a broom handle.

We represent clients in federal and state trial courts and courts of appeal, and also in numerous arbitration forums and federal, state, and local governmental and regulatory agencies, such as the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Employment Development Department, and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

We also counsel clients during employment relationships to ensure that they work smoothly and in compliance with state and federal law. Our attorneys also have substantial experience instructing clients about state and federal employment laws.