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For Professionals and White-Collar Employees

Many people mistakenly think traditional Labor Law protects only blue-collar laborers, union workers, and employees in the goods producing industries. However, there are federal and state employment laws which also protect professional employees, white-collar workers, and those in the service providing industries. We have substantial experience representing everyone from secretaries and factory workers to corporate presidents and attorneys. While we have represented workers in the manufacturing, food and beverage, restaurant, auto, transportation, and retail industries, we also have always represented professionals and white-collar employees working in the technology, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, healthcare, banking, financial, real estate, accounting, and legal fields with their employment issues such as severance, non-renewal or breach of employment contract, termination, layoff, retaliation, whistle blowing, age discrimination, sex discrimination, and other forms of employment discrimination. Below are a few of the cases we’ve handled successfully for professionals and white-collar employees. If you are a professional or a white-collar employee with a similar employment problem, contact us today.

Nature of CaseChemical, Pharmaceutical, and Technology IndustriesJurisdiction
Quid Pro Quo
Sexual Harassment;
Pregnancy Discrimination;
Retaliation;
Reduction in Force
Procured a settlement for a female Lab Technician whose job was eliminated as part of an alleged reduction in force by the married male Executive Director of a global Research and Development organization after he impregnated her and she returned from pregnancy leave and ended his affair with her.United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission
Retaliation;
Perceived Disability
Discrimination in
Employment;
Termination of Employment
Procured a settlement for a Purchasing Agent of a textile company who was fired two days after she complained to human resources that her manager’s bullying caused her to have panic attacks.United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission
Banking and Financial Services Industries
Pregnancy and Disability
Discrimination; Reduction in
Pay and Forced Resignation
Obtained a settlement for a Senior Registered Client Service Associate of a Fortune 100 financial services firm forced to resign after a reduction in her pay and a transfer from a desk to a cubicle shortly after she returned from disability and maternity leaves after a difficult pregnancy.United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission
Involuntary Layoff;
Perceived Disability
Discrimination in
Employment
Procured a settlement for a Sales Assistant for a global financial services firm who was laid off less than a month after she disclosed the fact that she might be bipolar.United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission
Medical and Healthcare Industries
Pay Disparity;
Age Discrimination;
Delaware Whistle Blowers’
Protection Act
Obtained a settlement for a Nursing Home Dietician who was paid less than her younger peers and then discharged after she responded to a survey by the State Department of Health that resulted in the employer receiving deficiencies from the state and federal governments.United States
District Court
For the
District of
Delaware
Legal, Accounting, and Real Estate Industries
Breach of Contract;
Quantum Meruit
Won a bench verdict in the trial of an Accountant whose long-time employer failed to deduct and remit to the IRS his social security and Medicare taxes for a period of five years and then sued him after it had to pay the government on his behalf. Judgment was entered for the employee, and all claims against him were dismissed.Court of
Common
Pleas,
New Castle County,
Delaware
Hostile Work Environment;
Symbolic Harassment;
Racial and Sexual
Harassment; and Retaliation
Procured a settlement for an African-American female Mortgage Underwriter who after complaining about black dildos being placed on her desk, was demoted, transferred to another state with no compensation for the increased commute and travel expenses, and forced to resign.United States
District Court
For the
District of
Delaware
Constructive Discharge
(Forced Resignation); Sexual
Harassment and National
Origin Discrimination
Procured a settlement for a Hispanic, female Leasing Assistant of an apartment management company who was forced to resign after being physically and verbally sexually harassed for four months and then criticized for her "Puerto Rican attitude" by the company's president.United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission
Fourteenth Amendment
Right to Privacy and
First Amendment Rights of
Association and
Free Speech and Right to
Petition the Government for
Redress of Grievances
Obtained a settlement for an Attorney whose constitutional right to privacy was violated when his confidential medical information was released to the news media by local government officials in retaliation for exercising his First Amendment rights to associate with his clients and speak out against the public officials’ illegal actions.United States
District Court
For the
District of
Delaware
Sexual Harassment;
Retaliation;
Discharge
Obtained a settlement for a 28 year old female Paralegal who was discharged just 5 months after she reported physical and verbal sexual harassment in the workplace by her male supervisor.United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission

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