Representative Cases

These are a few significant cases lawyers in our employment law practice have worked on over the years:

  • A trial in federal court against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, after which the Court awarded promotion and all other available relief to our client, a nuclear engineer.
  • A binding and final decision by the United States Department of Justice, finding that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives harassed and failed to promote our client, a female Special Agent. For information on the case, see
  • A federal court ruling for our client, a woman who resisted sexual advances from her boss, finding that she was legally protected from retaliation, despite not explicitly calling her boss’s conduct “sexual harassment” at the time. For the Court’s decision, see
  • A friend of the court brief in Solomon v. Vilsack (USDA). Solomon holds that federal employee receiving disability retirement benefits may pursue claim for failure to provide reasonable accommodation. The holding ended a practice of forcing employees to choose between accepting disability benefits to sustain themselves in the short term or surrendering those benefits to seek full relief for discrimination. For the Court’s decision, see
  • A two-week private arbitration for a physician, resulting in a ruling that our client’s employment should not have been terminated and an award of two years of back pay.
  • In Smith v. Winter, the EEOC ruled that the Navy had denied our client a position at an aircraft maintenance facility based on grossly unsubstantiated assumptions about how his VA disability affected his ability to do the job.
  • Adams et al. v. Ameritech Services, Inc., in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that approximately 50 managers who had lost their jobs in mass layoffs had presented statistics and other evidence that could support a finding of widespread age discrimination. For the Court’s decision, see