Overview

With an exceptional track record of handling complex employment matters, Glaser Weil is the trusted choice for employers seeking representation on important, often business-critical issues and for employees facing significant employment decisions.

Glaser Weil is recognized nationally for our assertive, strategic and efficient approach to employment litigation, delivering outstanding trial and arbitration results across a broad range of significant cases. Our team handles all manner of employment litigation and is particularly sought after to represent clients in disputes involving sexual, gender-based and other alleged discrimination and harassment. We also regularly conduct workplace investigations, often involving highly sensitive matters.

Drawing from our extensive litigation experience, we proactively advise our California clients through the intricate and rapidly changing landscape of employment law, helping them navigate potential challenges and pitfalls and avoid costly and protracted litigation. We collaborate closely with in-house counsel and human resources professionals, assisting them in creating and implementing robust employment practices.

What We Do:

Litigation

  • Discrimination, harassment, retaliation and sexual harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Whistleblower
  • Wage and hour, PAGA and class actions
  • Pay equity
  • Non-compete and trade secrets
  • Workplace violence restraining orders

Workplace Investigations

  • Sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct

Employee Separations

  • Strategy and talking points
  • Advice on other ancillary matters, e.g., public relations, if high-profile
  • Preparation and negotiation of separation agreements

Advice and Counseling

  • Day-to-day HR issues
  • Pay equity review
  • Changes in California law
  • Crisis management

Other Workplace Resources

  • Employee handbooks
  • Workplace policies
  • Other HR materials
  • Sexual harassment and anti-bullying trainings
  • Workplace mediations
  • Webinars and CLEs


Our Team

Results

Recent successes include our representation of:

  • Jeff Zucker, in connection with his termination as CNN’s long-serving president.
  • IMAX Corporation, in an arbitration brought by a former executive claiming entitlement to $7+ million in commissions.
  • Media firm Infillion (formerly PaeDae, Inc.), in defeating a former employee’s $25+ million claims in a three-year-long legal battle involving arbitration, federal and state court actions and a Ninth Circuit appeal.
  • Current and former members of the Board of Directors of Guess?, Inc., in a lawsuit by two Jane Doe plaintiffs for allegedly “aiding and abetting” alleged sexual harassment by the company’s CEO.
  • Founders and principals of The FeedFeed, an online food network, in a federal lawsuit brought by two former employees asserting discrimination and wage and hour claims.
  • Film producer Victoria Alonso, one of the three founding members of Marvel Studios, in connection with her termination.
  • A multibillion-dollar public retirement fund, in a large-scale investigation of allegations of misconduct by its CEO.
  • The U.S. subsidiary of a German toy manufacturer, in a workplace investigation of allegations of sexual harassment by its CEO.

Select Clients

Guess?, Inc., Members of Board of Directors

IMAX Corporation

Infillion (fka PaeDae, Inc.)

Jeff Zucker

Lindsey Boylan

The FeedFeed

Victoria Alonso

Insights

Awards and Recognition

Recent recognition for our employment practice and its attorneys includes:

  • Chambers and Partners: Recognized in Chambers’ 2024 Individual Lawyer Rankings for Labor & Employment: California.
  • Benchmark Litigation: Received California “Recommended” ranking in the Labor and Employment category as well as individual attorney recognition as a Labor & Employment Star (US-National).
  • Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms: Received top rankings in the 2023 Best Law Firms Guide by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report, including “Metropolitan Tier 1 – Los Angeles” for our Litigation – Labor & Employment practice.
  • VarietyHonored in Variety’s 2023 “Legal Impact Report” for our entertainment litigation work, much of which recently has involved employment disputes.
  • Los Angeles Business JournalSelected to be featured on the inaugural 2022 “Leaders of Influence: Labor & Employment Attorneys” list.

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