About the Firm

Our firm is dedicated to representing employees and other individuals (including executives, partners, professionals and talent), not employers, in all industries, all professions, and at all employment levels. As advocates for workplace fairness, our passion and our profession is to help advance the goals of employees and protect their rights against injustices in the workplace.

Our attorneys advise and represent clients in matters involving former employers, current employers, and potential future employers and partnerships. We also represent groups of employees collectively, as well as executive teams in transition. Our international practice reaches across borders to represent and protect multinational employees, executives and partners.

Cases

Census Bureau - Race Discrimination Based on Results of Criminal Background Check

U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas ruled on Oct. 2, 2014 that an estimated 200,000 Latino applicants may be added to the already certified class of approximately 250,000 African American applicants.  The unprecedented lawsuit, pursued under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, alleges that the Census Bureau used an unlawful criminal background check policy to deny employment to job applicants.

Northwestern Mutual Alienage Discrimination

On November 14, 2014, Judge Forrest denied Northwestern Mutual’s motion to dismiss and allowed the case to proceed, concluding that Mr. Juarez had stated a plausible claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 because Northwestern Mutual had denied him the ability to contract for a financial representative internship on the same terms and conditions as U.S. citizens. Specifically, the Court found that Northwestern Mutual’s policy of requiring Mr.

Dewey & LeBoeuf - $4.5 Million Class Settlement

UPDATE 10/9/2014

In May 2012, Outten & Golden filed suit against Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP (“Dewey”) seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act and the New York WARN Act. We contend Dewey ordered mass layoffs on or about May 15, 2012 at its New York and Washington D.C. locations without providing its employees with advance written notice.

Fox Searchlight

On September 28, 2011, Outten & Golden LLP filed a Class Action Complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Fox Searchlight, the specialty and independent film division of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, on behalf of Eric Glatt and Alexander Footman, two former Fox Searchlight interns.

Goldman Sachs Gender Discrimination

On September 15, 2010, Outten & Golden LLP, together with our co-counsel Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, filed a class action complaint in New York district court against Goldman Sachs on behalf of three highly credentialed women. The lawsuit accuses Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm, of engaging in a pattern and practice of gender discrimination against its female associates, vice presidents, and managing directors.

In The News

Obama Proposes to Expand Overtime for Almost 5 Million Workers

nbcnewyork.com—Christopher S. Rugaber

The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers can avoid paying overtime, to $970 a week by next year

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Outten & Golden LLP: Federal Overtime Update Will Help Millions of Workers

PRNewswire—Outten & Golden LLP

NEW YORK, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire -- The federal government’s revision of overtime regulations will benefit millions of workers and make overtime protections easier to enforce, attorneys at the...