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

On April 13, 2010, Outten & Golden, along with a coalition of leading civil rights and community service organizations including the Center for Constitutional Rights Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Community Service Society, Indian Resource Law Center, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and Public Citizen Litigation Group filed a lawsuit against the U.S.

Northwestern Mutual Citizenship and Residency Discrimination

On July 9, 2014, Outten & Golden LLP, together with our co-counsel the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (“MALDEF”), filed a class action complaint in New York federal court against Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. on behalf of Ruben Juarez, a 25-year-old honors college graduate. The lawsuit accuses Northwestern Mutual, the nation’s largest direct life insurance provider, of discriminating against qualified non-U.S. citizen job candidates without permanent resident visas.

Dewey & LeBoeuf - $4.5 Million Class Settlement

UPDATE 7/9/14 - $4.5 Million Class Settlement

Fisker Automotive, Inc.

UPDATE April 5, 2013

On April 5, 2013, Outten & Golden filed suit against Fisker Automotive, Inc. seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification ("WARN") Act and the California WARN Act. We contend Fisker ordered mass layoffs on or about April 5, 2013 without providing its employees with advance written notice. The Case is pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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

Yonkers man denied Northwestern Mutual internship despite having work permit issued by President Obama: lawsuit

New York Daily News—Daniel Beekman

A Yonkers man was denied an internship after his prospective employer found out he had been an undocumented immigrant, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan Federal...

Northwestern Mutual Biased Against Non-Citizens, Suit Says

Law360—Pete Brush

A Mexican national living in New York City filed a class action against Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Inc. on Wednesday contending the Milwaukee-based life insurance giant maintains an...