Harwood Law has broad experience representing both employees and employers in matters involving:
- Sex discrimination, age discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, disability discrimination and religious discrimination
- Whistleblower protection laws
- Workplace safety
- The National Labor Relations Act
- Family medical leave laws
- Employment agreements
- Separation agreements
- Non-competition agreements
- Pension and retirement benefits
- Theft of trade secrets and unfair competition
- Internal, criminal and regulatory investigations
- Wage disputes, commission disputes and minimum wage laws
- Advised employees and employers on negotiating, drafting and enforcing employment and separation agreements.
- Obtained a multi-million dollar verdict in a bench trial, affirmed on appeal, for wrongfully withheld pension benefits for the retired chief executive officer of a not-for-profit corporation.
- Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a whistleblower whose employer terminated him in retaliation for reporting securities fraud violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Obtained a ruling from the New York Court of Appeals dismissing claims by a former partner for retirement benefits against an international law firm.
- Obtained a $700,000 settlement on claims for age discrimination for an officer of a financial services company.
- Obtained a $255,000 settlement for whistleblowers whose employer terminated them in retaliation for reporting violations of governmental orders closing non-essential businesses in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
- Recovered from a major cable news network unpaid wages withheld from a political news show host.
- Represented officers, directors and other employees in internal, criminal and regulatory investigations.
- Obtained temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions for employers barring former employees from taking proprietary material to competitors, barring the employees from working for the competitors and from using trade secrets in violation of non-competition agreements.
- Defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to bar an employer from making accusations of fraud against a former commissioned sales representative.
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