Employee v. Employer

Marin County Superior Court

Summary: Our client runs a well-established cosmetic dentistry practice. When he terminated his office manager for poor performance, she sued, bringing a host of claims including sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, nonpayment of wages, intentional infliction of emotional distress and blacklisting.  She went so far as to claim our client was “stalking her” and sought a restraining order.  We defeated her effort to obtain a restraining order by showing that her stalking claim was not credible.  Despite that early victory, plaintiff continued to play games throughout the litigation, such as canceling her deposition at the last minute or failing to show up at her scheduled deposition.  

Result: We ultimately prevailed on a motion for terminating sanctions and judgment was entered in our client’s favor on all claims.  

Jamie L. DupreeMartin H. Dodd