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

TGI Friday’s

On April 18, 2014, Outten & Golden LLP, together with our co-counsel Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, filed a class action complaint in New York district court against TGI Friday’s and Carlson Restaurants on behalf of tipped workers.  The lawsuit accuses TGI Friday’s of violating federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law by using a centralized time keeping system to “shave” hours from employee time records and allowing employees to work “off-the-clock” performing non-tip producing “side work” including cleaning the restaurant, preparing food in bulk for customers, c

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.

Dewey & LeBoeuf

UPDATE May 13, 2013

Outten & Golden continues to pursue its suit against Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP 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 location without providing its employees with advance written notice.  

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

TGI Friday's Accused of Labor Law Violations

USA Today— Bruce Horovitz

TGI Friday's, one of the nation's most popular casual dining chains, has been named in a class action lawsuit for systematically underpaying tipped workers.

Friday's requires tipped workers...

TGI Friday’s and Carlson Restaurants Accused of Labor Law Violations, According to Workers’ Legal Team

PRNewswire—Outten & Golden LLP and Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP

The restaurant chain TGI Friday’s Inc., held by one of the world’s largest family owned business enterprises, faces a national class action lawsuit for allegedly violating labor laws by...