Employment & Labor
The firm represents clients in all areas of employment and labor law and has provided legal consultation and litigation representation to private employers in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors in industries including aerospace, communications, and transportation The lawyers within this group can offer private-sector clients consultation and advice regarding day-to-day employment issues such as employee discipline, interviewing and hiring, grievance procedures and applications and the creation of personnel manuals.
The firm also handles litigation of employment matters and has represented employers in litigation or administrative proceedings in these areas: affirmative action plans and OFCCP audits; Americans with Disabilities Act; Age Discrimination in Employment Act; Department of Labor investigations; EEOC investigations and charges; Title VII discrimination claims, including race, sex, sexual harassment, national origin, and religion; Wage and Hour matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws; non-competition agreements; employment contracts; and NLRB charges.
Surilla Ott et al v. Families Helping Familes et al, (August 2006) Surilla Ott et al v. Families Helping Familes et al, This case involved plaintiffs’ claims that they were discriminated against because of their race in regards to their termination and that they were defamed in the process. The trial [...]
Kevin Friloux v. St. Charles Parish School Board, et al. (June 2006) Michael R. Sistrunk won a victory in favor of the Superintendent of the St. Charles School Board in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Plaintiff (a former Parish President) brought Civil Rights and [...]
Bank One v. Nemo Viso (May 2006) Bank One vs. Nemo Viso, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court affirmed a verdict we recieved on behalf of the Bank requiring a former employee to return monies recieved under a retention agreement.
Bienemy v. Plaquemines Parish (March 2005) Bienemy v. Plaquemines Parish, Plaquemines Parish Civil Service Commission. This was a federal court case wherein plaintiff alleged race and age discrimination in the failure of the Parish to hire/promote him to the position of Superintendent of the Waste Management department. The firm's attorney filed [...]
Surilla Ott, Gwenn Barze v. Families Helping Families and the State of Louisiana (February 2005) Surilla Ott, Gwenn Barze v. Families Helping Families and the State of Louisiana, CDC, the firm won a motion for summary judgment dismissing the plaintiffs’ race discrimination case. The plaintiffs have filed a devolutive appeal.
Carl Hooper v Lockheed Martin (January 2005) McCranie Sistrunk Attorneys won a Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of Lockheed Martin dismissing Hooper’s claims of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the case entitled Carl Hooper v. Lockheed Martin in the Eastern District of Louisiana. [...]