Fighting Employment Discrimination
Ellwanger Law fights for justice. Our attorneys have decades of experience defending the rights of employees who have individual and classwide discrimination and harassment claims based on gender, race, disability, national origin, religion, and age, as well as retaliation, whistleblower, and wage/hour disputes.
The attorneys of Ellwanger Law have participated in some of the most significant employment discrimination cases in the history of Texas:
- In 2008, they resolved a matter on behalf of a group of plaintiffs in a significant racial discrimination claim filed by the EEOC alleging a hostile work environment and related violations of the Civil Rights Act by Allied Aviation, a refueling company at DFW International Airport. The $1.885 million settlement was, at the time, the largest race and national origin discrimination case ever resolved by the Dallas District Office of the EEOC, and garnered national and international media attention.
- In 2012, they served as trial counsel to over 250 individual plaintiffs in one of the nation’s largest employment discrimination cases, Taylor, et al. v. Turner Industries. The case resulted in a $4.05 million verdict in the “bellwether” trial of the first ten individual plaintiffs– the largest employment discrimination jury verdict in Texas in 2012.
- In 2015, they again worked with the EEOC to secure a $4 million resolution of a lawsuit against Hillshire Brands to settle a race discrimination case involving scores of black workers at a former Sara Lee bakery in Paris, Texas. This again set the standard as the biggest racial discrimination settlement ever resolved by the Dallas District Office of the EEOC.
Ellwanger Law currently represents individuals and groups with employment discrimination claims before the EEOC, in arbitration, and before state and federal courts across the country.
If you are facing discrimination in the workplace, Ellwanger Law stands ready to fight for you. Don’t be a victim; contact us now for help.