Employment

Experts in Multi-Dimensional Employment Law

Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier attorneys represent employers and individuals in employment-related disputes, and advise clients on issues arising out of the employment relationship. The law governing California employees is generally more protective than the laws of other jurisdictions.  

We have significant expertise in all areas of employment discrimination law, including sexual harassment, disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, discrimination based on age, race, sex, gender identity or religion, and retaliation.  We regularly advise our clients on the intricacies of compliance with interwoven and sometimes contradictory leave laws, including the Federal Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), and the California Pregnancy Disability Leave law (“PDL”).  We know the ins and outs of California wage and hour law.  

We also regularly handle misappropriation of trade secret matters arising from the employment relationship.  

We regularly counsel our clients about compliance issues, and we regularly litigate employment disputes in state and federal courts, and before state and federal agencies, such as the Department of Labor, Labor Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. 

Our clients include large, publicly held companies, closely held businesses, professional service firms, Internet start-ups and other technology companies, non-profit corporations, government entities, and individuals. We have successfully represented our clients in every type of employment claim, from an individual lawsuit or grievance, to class actions and large-scale employment suits.

At Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier, we have a history of obtaining favorable summary judgment rulings for our clients. Our diligent and detailed motion work frequently wins cases outright, or leads to a favorable settlement on our clients’ behalf.

Our Focus includes:

  • Wage and hour laws 
  • Trade secrets, unfair competition and proprietary information 
  • Wrongful termination 
  • Sexual harassment and race, sex, age and disability discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Joint defense 
  • Employment counseling
  • Personnel policies and employment handbooks 
  • Executive compensation and severance agreements 
  • Employment issues related to corporate mergers and acquisitions