Employment Litigation

Our employment law practice touches on the full range of employment matters, including high-profile and complex litigation. We have played a critical role in our clients’ most significant cases – from those touching on the #MeToo movement to wrongful termination. One of our employment law attorneys is one of the only former federal prosecutors practicing employment law and, with other WMH attorneys from the practice, recently co-authored a chapter focusing on employee rights during internal investigations in the Global Investigations Review The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations 2019.

Representative Cases

  • Successfully secured a recommendation for complete reinstatement, and a formal letter of apology from Mark Peters, Commissioner for the New York City Department of Investigation, who unjustly fired our client from her role as a public investigator. Prior to her termination, Ms. Coleman had been tasked with investigating allegations of corruption, criminal activity, conflicts of interest and unethical conduct in the city’s 1.1 million-student school system.
  • Represent an executive in the cosmetics claim verification industry in connection with several civil lawsuits arising from his separation from his employer.
  • Represented a major trading company addressing allegations by an outgoing executive of employment discrimination and compliance failures. We conducted an investigation, settled the claims favorably, and recommended to remediation of the alleged compliance issues.
  • Represent the CEO of a large international not-for-profit educational entity accused of mishandling sexual abuse allegations.
  • Represent a middle-school student who was forced to participate in an inappropriate historical reenactment in class.
  • Represent a physician in a federal lawsuit against a hospital employer for discrimination on the basis of race, age, and disability.
  • Represented the plaintiff in an explosive sexual harassment and retaliation claim against Wafra Investment Advisory Group, a subsidiary of the Kuwait government, as well as Frank Lively, the firm’s former head of real estate. In the lengthy and detailed complaint, the client, a vice president with Wafra, contends that her career was stunted for more than six years and that she was passed over for promotions in favor of male colleagues because she rebuffed Lively’s advances.
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