Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall's Employment Law practice focuses on defending a wide variety of businesses, municipalities, and public entities in all aspects of employment-related matters. This includes claims in state and federal court and arbitration for wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, whistle-blowing, wage and hour violations, breach of contract, violations of the Family Medical Leave Act and the California Family Rights Act, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. WFBM handles all aspects of the defense of these matters including representation of employers at administrative hearings before the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Employment Development Department and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board in connection Labor Code section 132a discrimination and serious and willful claims.
In addition to handling litigation, WFBM's employment attorneys counsel and advise employers on employment-related matters, including assisting employers with terminations, work-place investigations and preparing and/or reviewing employer documents such as employee handbooks, policy memos and anti-harassment policies and investigation guidelines. WFBM employment attorneys are experienced in conducting training for employees and are qualified to conduct AB 1825 sexual harassment training.
WFBM has defended employers in employment litigation for over 20 years and the four partners who head up this practice have combined experience in this area of the law of over 75 years. The firm's philosophy is to resolve clients' cases in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. To this end, we focus on early evaluation of a claim to assess the liability, if any, of our client, which guides the strategy for litigating the case. WFBM attorneys have successfully resolved employment liability cases early through mediation, early settlement conferences and arbitration. In addition, on non-liability cases, we have prevailed on numerous summary judgment motions and have obtained defense judgments which have been affirmed on appeal.