Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc., Represented H-2A guest workers in a class and collective action against a Nevada onion farm for unpaid wages, resulting in a successful settlement of $2.8 million.
Lynch v. Huberman. Obtained a preliminary injunction order on behalf of several Chicago Public Schools teachers after a district court judge held that the Chicago Board of Education had violated their First Amendment rights to political speech.
Joshaway v. First Student and Hunter v. First Transit. National class actions against the two subsidiaries of the largest public transportation provider in the United States, challenging the use of criminal background checks on employees and applicants in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. At that time, the $5.9 million settlement was the largest FCRA settlement resolving employment-related claims in U.S. history.
Arroyo v. United States of America. Successfully defended in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals a twenty-nine million dollar Federal Torts Claims Act judgment in favor of a child who was profoundly disabled as a result of medical malpractice.
Settled unpaid vacation claims on behalf of nursing home workers for $2,000,000.
Recovered well over one-million dollars for workers in the transportation industry who alleged that they were misclassified as independent contractors.
Represented plaintiffs in Fair Credit Reporting Act class action lawsuit alleging that employer denied thousands of individuals jobs based on background check reports without first providing them a copy of their report. Case resulted in settlement of $975,000.
Successfully represented a custodial worker in a jury trial against the City of Chicago. Our client prevailed in her claims that the City of Chicago violated the Illinois Human Rights Act by barring her from her workplace based on an old dismissed criminal charge.
Successfully brought Fair Credit Reporting Act claims on behalf of a job applicant who was erroneously labeled a
sex offender by a background check company.
Represented plaintiff in a $625,000 Fair Credit Reporting Act class action settlement involving a national temporary employment agency.
Recovered $550,000 in unpaid wages owed to hundreds of individuals who worked for a national tanning salon chain.
Settled wage and hour claims on behalf of a class of call center employees for $440,000.
Settled wage and hour claims on behalf of a class of warehouse workers for $400,000.
General counsel for the Central Advisory Council, a non-profit board comprised of 16 public housing residents elected to represent other residents living in their developments and to advocate for better public housing policies.