LaRosa & Associates
WRONGFUL TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT/
SEVERANCE AND EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS/
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION/RETALIATION

For C-Suite Employees

wrongfull termination

Many people mistakenly think traditional Labor and Employment Law protects only non-management workers. However, there are federal and state employment laws which also protect Management Employees including C-Suite Executives. We have substantial experience representing highly compensated, Presidents, Vice Presidents, and other C-Suite Executives 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 C-Suite Executives. If you are a C-Suite Executive or a Management employee with a similar employment problem, contact us today.

Nature of Case Results Jurisdiction
Severance; Negotiation Negotiated a severance package of more than 20 months’ base salary worth in excess of half of a million dollars for the President of a health insurance company without asserting any legal claims. Out-of-Court Settlement
Shareholders’
Agreement;
Executive
Compensation;
Arbitration;
Breach of Contract
Obtained a six figure structured settlement for a retired President and minority shareholder of a medical practice who expanded the practice from six to eight locations and increased the business’s revenue. Upon retirement, the client was denied payment for his shares of stock and two annual bonuses and was sued by his former employer. All claims against him were dismissed as part of the settlement obtained on his behalf. Delaware
Court of
Chancery
Breach of Contract;
Wage Payment and
Collection Act; Merger;
Breach of the Covenant
of Good Faith and Fair
Dealing
Assisted as local counsel in obtaining a six figure settlement for the President of a software sales start-up company who was wrongfully discharged by its CEO to avoid paying him a Retention Bonus and other earned compensation after the employer merged with a competitor. Delaware
Superior
Court
Severance; Retaliation;
Sex Discrimination
Negotiated a severance package for a bank’s female Senior Vice President discharged after informing the CEO he was running an “all boys’ club.” Out-of-Court Settlement
Government
Discrimination;
Race Discrimination in
Contracts
Obtained a six figure recovery for an African-American President of a business denied a contract with a state college because of his race. United States
District Court
For the
District of
Delaware
Pregnancy
Discrimination;
Demotion
Obtained a settlement for a female Chief Financial Officer of a textile company who was demoted while on pregnancy leave. United States
Equal
Employment
Opportunity
Commission

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“John [LaRosa] was my attorney in a dispute related to the buyout of my interests in a business. I came to John after initially using a very large Philadelphia based law firm where I felt like I was just another case. John gave my case the attention it needed. He is extremely thorough, detail oriented, persistent, and has impeccable knowledge of labor law. In addition, he is a sharp strategic thinker as he prepares a case and interacts with opposing counsel. If I were in need of a labor law attorney again I would immediately call John, and I strongly recommend him to anyone else who wants a fighter in their corner!” – AG

“If someone were in need of legal counsel, I would highly recommend John LaRosa. John is extremely detail oriented, and will leave “no stone un-turned” when reviewing his clients’ situations. He will also fight like a pit bull for what is right. I’ve been a client and a friend of John’s for many years, and he exemplifies professionalism” – NM