Pietrucha Law has secured millions of dollars in settlements for our clients for common workplace disputes such as wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, social media privacy violations, breach of contract and medical leave violations. Not every employment dispute has to end up in court.
Attorneys at Pietrucha Law have successfully negotiated millions of dollars in out-of-court employment settlements through informal negotiations, mediations, EEOC investigations and arbitration proceedings. The results specified are no indication nor a guarantee of the value of your case, as all cases are different as are all results. Due to confidentiality, Pietrucha Law did not reveal the names of the parties involved or the actual amounts of the confidential settlements awarded.
Severance Agreements/Wrongful Termination
Pietrucha Law represented an executive director was fired after complaining of other supervisors discriminating against women and other protected groups. While the terminated employee focused on finding a new job, Pietrucha Law negotiated a 6-figure severance package.
An employee diagnosed with cancer was fired after asking the company to approve medical leave for chemo. While she focused on chemotherapy treatments, Pietrucha Law aggressively negotiated a fair severance package.
A car dealership fired an employee with asthma after an ER hospital visit called for multiple days of medical leave. Pietrucha Law negotiated a favorable settlement to resolve the dispute.
A logistics company supervisor ridiculed a pregnant employee for not fitting into her clothes and for choosing to work while pregnant. After maternity leave, the employee returned to the workplace and faced additional harassment about the leave slowing down company production. The employee quit. Pietrucha Law guided the employee in collecting unemployment benefits, through filing discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and mediating the dispute with a significant settlement to cover lost wages and pain and suffering.
An employee diagnosed with a blood disorder was threatened with termination whenever she needed time off for medical care, including daily blood transfusions. After an ER visit, the employee knew she needed legal help. Pietrucha Law guided the employee in collecting unemployment benefits and made sure the employee was awarded a favorable severance.
A company told an employee with narcolepsy the employee could not return to work until cured. The employee’s disability required frequent medical care and the company used the employee’s private Facebook comments to incorrectly determine the employee pretending to be sick. As the employee’s health suffered, Pietrucha Law aggressively advocated for the employee to return to work and reached a favorable settlement to resolve the dispute.
A supervisor with diabetes was denied accommodations to check his blood sugar. After passing out at work, the employee knew legal help was needed. Pietrucha Law negotiated a favorable severance agreement, so the employee could find a better work environment.
A co-worker called a black employee the N-word on Facebook, causing a hostile environment at work. Pietrucha Law investigated, filed discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and mediated the dispute with a significant settlement to cover lost wages and pain and suffering.
An employee was denied unemployment benefits because the employer argued that employee’s mistake using the company’s new software system was misconduct. Employee had never been warned about the poor performance and Pietrucha Law successfully appealed the case to the Board of Review. Result: Full award of unemployment benefits.
An employee was denied unemployment benefits because the employer argued that the employee voluntary quit. Before quitting, employee had complained of workplace discrimination based on her gender and Pietrucha Law successfully appealed the case to the Board of Review. Result: Full award of unemployment benefits.
A client was audited by the unemployment office and incorrectly told to repay 6 months’ worth of collected benefits. Pietrucha Law investigated the matter, collected evidence and presented the evidence to the special agent demanding repayment. Result: Client was able to keep the collected benefits.