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Firm litigators Chris Maile and David Binder recently won a Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of a nationally recognized Firm insurance carrier client.

In this case, the plaintiff, a fifty year old insurance claims representative, accused his younger female manager and supervisors of age discrimination and retaliation. Plaintiff alleged that the women excessively e-mailed him and audited his work as part of a scheme by his insurance carrier employer to drive the "older" claims representatives out of the company.

After investigation, Firm litigators Chris Maile and David Binder filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of the insurance carrier client which argued that all of the actions of plaintiff's manager and supervisors were for legitimate performance-based reasons. They noted that younger employees (under the protected age of forty) received the same level of scrutiny as did older employees, such as the plaintiff in this case. Attorneys Maile and Binder argued that, when the performance of these other employees fell below management expectations, they too received e-mails directing them to address their performance deficiencies. The court agreed and entered Judgment in favor of the Firm's insurance carrier client.

Federal and State Laws governing the relationships between employers and employees have become increasingly complicated over the past several years. This has left employers exposed to a litany of labor claims for wrongful discharge, violations of wage and hour laws, violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and anti-discrimination and harassment behavior. Oftentimes, these suits are filed on behalf of both past and present company employees, literally leaving the employer open to financial ruin.

For over 20 years, Firm litigator Chris Maile has represented and counseled employers in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including policies and procedures, discipline, compensation, workforce reduction, employee terminations, disability accommodation, and compliance with the various Federal and State Laws and Regulations. He has appeared before the EEOC, California Fair Employment and Housing Commission, California Labor Commission, and California Wage-Hour Compliance agencies on numerous occasions in order to protect the rights of Firm client employers. If you want to reduce your labor relations risk, please give Mr. Maile a call at (818) 205-9955 to discuss what he can do for you.


Related Attorney(s):
David S. Binder
Christopher S. Maile

Related Practice Area(s):
Employment and Labor Law

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