Practice Group Details
Fineman Krekstein & Harris’s employment practice involves representing banks, small and large corporations, and other business owners in a variety of employment related matters. The firm understands each client’s need for a prompt and efficient assessment of any claim asserted against it; and this understanding forms the foundation of the strong relationships we have developed with the employers we represent.
Whether the matter is simple or complex, we strive to provide each client with a thorough analysis of the claim, to bring about a quick resolution or provide adequate time to prepare the case for trial. Over the years we have represented employers in the following areas:
- Employee Benefits
- Employment Litigation
- Discrimination claims: Age, race and gender
- Claims asserting violations of the “Americans with Disabilities Act”
- Sexual Harassment Claims
- Wrongful Termination Claims
- Restrictive Covenants
- Represented a local oil company in a race discrimination claim, filed in a Pennsylvania Federal Court, by an employee, following a work-related infraction. Citing lighter penalties imposed on non-minority employees who committed similar infractions, the plaintiff, an African American male, claimed that he was terminated from his job because of his race. The defense proved, however, that the plaintiff’s history of work related infractions was more extensive than any of the other employees who had committed similar offenses and that the plaintiff was terminated because of his inability to perform his job properly, not due to his race. After a bench trial, the court ruled in favor of the oil company.
- Represented a recruiting firm involved in the hiring and termination of a candidate at a college. The plaintiff was hired and ultimately discharged following allegations of misconduct. The plaintiff sued the college and the recruiting firm for breach of contract and conspiracy to terminate his employment. The matter settled in the recruiting firm’s favor.
- Represented an employer in a private industry arbitration that went on over the course of a year and was successful in defeating the employee’s wrongful termination and lost income claims. The employee argued that he was owed compensation based upon a securities trading formula, and the employer denied applicability of that formula. The industry arbitration panel ruled that no compensation was due.