Client Successes

Employee Theft of Property – Summary Judgment

Obtained summary judgment in state court on behalf of employer stemming from former employee’s theft of company property.

Labor & Employment, Litigation
Employee Wage Claim – Successful Defense

Successfully defended employer against State Department of Workforce Development claim made by former employee seeking additional wage payments.

Sexual Harassment Case – $130,000

Successfully litigated a sexual harassment and sexual discrimination case on behalf of a female carpenter.

Drafting of Employment Handbooks

Drafted employment handbooks, counseled, and advised numerous Wisconsin Businesses regarding employment claims and best practices.

Workplace Conflict Matters

Resolved numerous employment claims involving discrimination, hostile workplace, violation of employer policies, wrongful termination and severance on behalf of both employers and employees.

Breach of Covenant Not to Compete Defense

Successfully represented executives in claims for breach of covenants not to compete by former employers.

Wage and Hour Defense

Successfully defended businesses in claims for violation of wage and hours laws.

Dave McCormack
Labor & Employment, Wage & Hour
Disability Discrimination Defense

Obtained summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer in a disability discrimination lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Non-Compete Agreement

Drafted and then successfully enforced a non-compete agreement on behalf of a financial planning firm.

Representation of Small Contractor in Union Dispute

Dispute over unfunded mandates with Union resulting in settlement with the Union.

Dismissal – Federal Lawsuit – Liquor License

Obtained dismissal of federal lawsuit filed by tavern against City that refused to issue liquor license because of prior problems with its license

Dismissal – Federal Lawsuit – Confinement Conditions

Obtained dismissal of federal lawsuit filed by prisoner regarding conditions of confinement

Severance Pay

Successfully defended employer in claims asserted by former employee regarding severance pay

Labor & Employment
Federal Due Process Rights

Successfully defended municipal employer where employee claimed a violation of federal due process rights

Affordable Care Act Provisions

Advised numerous business clients on compliance with new Affordable Care Act provisions applicable to large employers

Employment Discrimination

Represented parties before the EEOC, local human rights commissions, including the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission

Saul Glazer
Quasi-Class Action Harassment Lawsuit Brought by EEOC

Represented employer in quasi-class action harassment lawsuit brought by EEOC

Worker Disability & Retaliation Claims

Obtained summary judgment in federal court, which was affirmed on appeal at Champlin v. Wonewoc-Center Sch. Dist., 2003 WL 2150938, on behalf of school district of former employee’s claim for failure to accommodate an alleged disability, while also obtaining no probable cause finding after hearing before Equal Rights Division on retaliation claim brought by same employee

Constructive Discharge

Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of school district on employee’s claims for failure to accommodate her alleged disability and constructive discharge, which was affirmed on appeal at Cigan v. Chippewa Falls Sch. Dist., 388 F.3d 331 (7th Cir. 2004)

Employee Disabilities

Obtained summary judgment in federal court on behalf of municipality of employee’s claim for failure to accommodate an alleged disability after arbitrator reinstated employee following termination, which was affirmed on appeal at Peters v. City of Mauston, 311 F.3d 835 (7th Cir. 2002)