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Employment Law/Wrongful Termination
Kirby & Kirby LLP

Employment Law/Wrongful Termination

The Firm’s attorneys have litigated numerous employment law and wrongful termination cases.  We have mostly handled employment litigation involving the termination of high level corporate officers, but also discrimination cases involving race, gender,  age, religion, and/or sexual orientation.   

The following are examples of employment litigation handled by the Firm’s attorneys:

  • Michael L. Kirby and Jason M. Kirby represented a company in defense of the former CEO’s claims that the company owed him more than $20 million in unpaid compensation.  The action was dismissed following successful challenges to the former CEO’s complaint.
  • Michael L. Kirby and Jason M. Kirby represented the former CEO of a medical device company following his wrongful termination in a week-long arbitration that resulted in an Arbitration Award that the employer breached his Executive Employment Agreement and was responsible for paying his attorneys’ fees in the action. 
  • Michael L. Kirby and Jason M. Kirby represented a former executive of a Fortune 500 company that sued his former employer for “retaliation” and breach of his executive employment agreement. 
  • Jason M. Kirby represented a former design employee against his former employer’s claims that he violated the terms of his employment agreement with the employer.  The action was dismissed for a walk-away settlement after the Court ruled that the employer failed to show that it was likely to prevail on the merits of the case. 
  • Jason M. Kirby represented a financial advisor that voluntarily left a major financial institution to start a competing business as an independent.  The matter was successfully resolved to remove all obstacles to his client’s new business. 
  • Jason M. Kirby has represented an employer against alleged wage and hour violation.  That action was dismissed after the first day of trial.   
  • Jason M. Kirby represented an employee whom was terminated without paying his earned bonus.  After preliminary negotiations the employer agreed to pay the full bonus due to its former employee.     
  • Michael L. Kirby represented a local law firm in an action involving charges by a former associate that he had been terminated in retaliation for “whistle-blowing” about improper billing practices and had been defamed in the process. The matter was resolved on a confidential basis just before trial by the insurance carrier, without any expense to the client.
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