On December 16, 2014, Senior Partner John Golper and Associate Eric Mueller received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a largest California-based wholesaler-distributor of health and natural food products. The Company discharged a 27-year loading employee who was also a Union shop steward, for improperly and negligently loading and shipping product to the wrong customer.

On July 13, 2012, Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a large hotel in the San Diego area. The hotel had discharged a cook for failing a post-accident drug test. The union representing the employee argued that just cause for discharge did not exist because the hotel did not have…

On June 22, 2010, Founding Partner Ken Ballard and Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a Chicago, Illinois hotel. The hotel leased part of the ground floor to a third party to operate a small non-union coffee shop. The union representing the hotel’s employees grieved the hotel’s actions and sought…

On April 21, 2010, Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a limited service hotel in Detroit, Michigan. The hotel discharged an engineer for making threats and directing vulgar remarks toward his manager and another employee. The union representing the engineer grieved the discharge, arguing that he was engaged in protected…

On January 5, 2010, Partner Matt Wakefield and Senior Counsel Katherine Hren received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a boutique hotel in Beverly Hills. The hotel discharged a 30-year housekeeping employee after she refused to perform her job duties for approximately two hours. The union representing the employee grieved the discharge, arguing that…

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