On December 10, 2012, Linda Miller Savitt and Gordon N. Kojima received a defense verdict in Grace Hechanova v. Gateways Hospital & Mental Health Center. Plaintiff Hechanova alleged wrongful termination in violation of public policy, unlawful retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Although Hechanova was hired by Gateways Hospital as a Case Aide, she…

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 July 22, 2011, Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a luxury hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The union grieved the number of chefs in the hotel’s restaurant and banquet kitchens, arguing that the hotel exceeded the collectively bargained limitation of three non-union working chefs or supervisors. While the hotel has…

On January 24, 2011, Partner Matt Wakefield received a favorable arbitration award on behalf of a major hotel in Southern California. The hotel had terminated a telephone operator for refusing to take a drug/alcohol test. The union representing the telephone operator grieved the discharge, arguing that the hotel did not have reasonable cause to require…

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…

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