Defended an employer who faced claims of gender discrimination and retaliation from a former employee
We represented CHA Health in a matter when an employee filed suit after resigning her employment and was not rehired for her position after reapplying approximately one month later. After failing to be re-hired, the employee filed suit alleging that our client violated Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act and Equal Pay Act. She later amended her claims to include an allegation that she was not re-hired because of her sexual orientation, which she framed under a gender discrimination/sexual stereotyping theory, saying that she did not conform to gender and sexual stereotypes. The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld summary judgment in favor of our client, and the Kentucky Supreme Court denied the plaintiff’s filing for discretionary review. Crockett v. CHA HMO, Inc., 2008 Ky. App. LEXIS 103 (Ky. App. 2008).
Northwestern Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council v. City of Toledo, et al., Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
Plaintiff Union claimed violation of prevailing wage and hour laws under Ohio Revised Code. Successfully negotiated a settlement at less than 50% of full value of case and avoided attorneys fees.