Private Employers

Goldfarb & Lipman’s employment attorneys have litigated matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies on behalf of corporations ranging in size from Fortune 100 clients to start-ups, to non-profit corporations.  We have represented private clients in cases involving state and federal anti-discrimination laws, sexual harassment, whistleblower, and retaliatory discharge claims, as well as common-law fraud, infliction of emotional distress, and employment contract claims.  We are committed to alternative dispute resolution, when appropriate, and have mediated and arbitrated numerous cases for our clients.


Goldfarb & Lipman’s goal in employment litigation is to attempt to resolve the litigation in the most timely and cost-effective manner.  If a case should be settled, and there is a strong chance that summary judgment will not be granted, we attempt to winnow down the case through pre-trial motions or resolve the case in alternative dispute resolution before large litigation costs are incurred.  Our attorneys have substantial experience, and have had substantial success, in resolving cases through pre-trial motions, including summary judgment motions, which have often led to favorable settlements for our clients even where the entire case is not resolved through summary judgment.


In addition, Goldfarb & Lipman’s employment attorneys provide extensive counseling services to our private clients, such as preventing litigation through properly-documented disciplinary actions. We provide advice on handling Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave issues, pregnancy leave issues, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) reasonable accommodation issues, and wage and hour issues.