Employment Law Attorneys

Our compassionate and experienced lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp understand that your job takes up the majority of your time and is crucial to sustaining your lifestyle. We also know that many employees don’t feel comfortable coming forward to report illegal or harmful activity that occurs in the workplace because they are afraid of losing their jobs. Whether you missed out on a promotion because of your gender or you are working more hours for less pay than required by law, we possess the legal insight and winning track record that you want on your side if you need to take legal action against your employer.

Employment Law Matters Our Firm Handles

Although mistreatment arising from employment discrimination, wage and hour violations, and other

illegal acts can be stressful and take a toll on your mental health, it’s important to understand that seeking qualified legal representation to help you hold your employer accountable can prevent this from happening to other workers in similar situations.

Please reach out to our premier legal team if you need practical guidance in any of the following employment law cases:

  • Discrimination: People continue to experience discrimination in the workplace. Whether it’s because of your race, your sex, or your religion, a disability, or your age, our employment lawyers are prepared to help you with your discrimination case.
  • Sexual Harassment: Many actions can be considered sexual harassment, including inappropriate sexual advances, sexualized comments, sexual coercion, abuse, or threats. Our employment lawyers empathize with victims of sexual harassment, and we are ready to stand with you in your fight for justice.
  • Wage and Hour Violations: Many people don’t even realize that they aren’t being a paid legal wage because employers use various devious tactics to cut payroll expenses and avoid liability for worker’s compensation claims.
  • Whistleblower Claims: Our team works tirelessly to prosecute whistleblower cases, recover taxpayer funds, and assist whistleblowers from all walks of life. We have successfully prosecuted cases involving illegal kickbacks, customs fraud, off-label marketing, and more.
  • Financial Litigation: Has your employer mismanaged your 401(k)? Were your elderly parents victims of elder financial abuse? Whatever the case might be, when your finances are involved in illegal manners, you need a reliable financial attorney by your side.
  • Wrongful Termination: We know that getting fired can be stressful enough, but it's even worse if you were fired for an illegal reason. We take on wrongful termination cases arising from Public policy violations, employer retaliation, breach of contract, and more.

Discuss Your Case Confidentially with Our Renown Employment Law Team

Our award-winning lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp have secured major victories and large settlements for executives, lawyers/partners, university employees/students, Fortune 500 employees, doctors, and other workers. We know that it can be difficult to address matters involving your employment, but if you have been wronged by your employer or co-workers, then please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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Our Firm's Case Results

Achieving Precedent-Setting Verdicts and Settlements
  • $762 Million Settlement Whistleblower Settlement Against Biotech Company

    Sanford Heisler Sharp represented a former employee-turned-whistleblower who accused biotech company Amgen of violating the False Claims Act by promoting off-label drug use and illegal kickbacks to promote sales. Sanford Heisler Sharp’s work with the U.S. Department of Justice culminated in a $762 million global qui tam settlement.

  • $253 Million Settlement Gender Discrimination Verdict Against Pharma Company

    Sanford Heisler Sharp achieved the largest jury verdict in U.S. history in an employment discrimination case. A jury awarded $253 million after finding the pharmaceutical giant liable for gender discrimination in pay, promotions, and relating to pregnancy. The case benefited over 7,000 female pharmaceutical representatives.

  • $120 Million Settlement Whistleblower Settlement Against Pharmacy

    Sanford Heisler Sharp and co-counsel represented a general manager of an Omnicare pharmacy who blew the whistle on violations of the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act. As part of the settlement, Omnicare agreed to pay $120 million.

  • $99 Million Settlement $99 Million Settlement Reached After Successful Appeal

    Sanford Heisler Sharp won an appeal in In re Novartis Wage & Hour Litigation in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and, as a result, Plaintiffs reached a $99 million settlement – one of the largest overtime pay settlements in U.S. history.

  • $99 Million Settlement Overtime Settlement Against Pharma Company

    Sanford Heisler Sharp brought a major wage and hour class and collective action lawsuit alleging that Novartis misclassified its pharmaceutical representatives and failed to pay them overtime that they were owed. Sanford Heisler Sharp negotiated a $99 million settlement which resulted in over 7,000 sales reps receiving settlement payments.

  • $68.5 Million Settlement Whistleblower Settlement Against Office Supplier

    Sanford Heisler Sharp represented a whistleblower who alleged that office supply company Office Depot violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging over 1,000 government agencies for office and classroom supplies. The qui tam suit against Office Depot settled for $68.5 million.

  • $28 Million Settlement Overtime Settlement Against Tech Company

    Sanford Heisler Sharp secured a $28 million settlement for AT&T managers who had not been paid overtime by the telephone giant. The settlement benefited thousands of employees and resolved multiple class action and collective action lawsuits filed in California, Connecticut, and Georgia.

  • $24 Million Settlement Sanofi-Aventis Gender Discrimination Class Action

    Sanford Heisler Sharp secured a $24 million settlement for a class of approximately 6,000 female sales employees in pay and promotion and gender discrimination claims against the pharmaceutical corporation, Sanofi-Aventis U.S.

Client Testimonials

At Sanford Heisler Sharp, our clients are our highest priority. Clients seek us out for our depth of experience handling complex cases, our creativity and strategic thinking in challenging situations, our compassion and responsiveness, our fortitude and integrity, and our commitment to the public interest. It is a testament to our team that many of the clients who seek out Sanford Heisler Sharp are themselves lawyers or C-suite executives accustomed to working with first-rate professionals.

  • “This Firm has proven again and again it has the necessary talent, experience, intelligence, creativity, and resources to represent workers and whistleblowers successfully against even the country’s largest employers.”

    - Lorene Schaefer, Esq., President of WinWinResolve.com and Former GC of GE Transportation
  • “Collectively the SHS team represented the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and passionate care for justice that I have ever witnessed in my career.”

    - David Chen, a Former Client
  • “Everyone I interacted with at Sanford Heisler Sharp was not only accomplished and brilliant at what they do, but also good people with good values.”

    - Former Client
  • “Each member of the Sanford Heisler Sharp team shows ultimate professionalism, mastery of the law, unwavering dedication to the clients and passion for the cause. And most important to me, kindness and compassion.”

    - Former Client Donna Kassman, Lead Plaintiff in KPMG Gender Discrimination Class Action
  • “As an attorney on the defense side, I can say there is simply no one better than Sanford Heisler Sharp. That view is shared by defense attorneys around the country. They outwork the other side, master the law and facts, and achieve great results.”

    - Maria Hallas, Attorney and Journalist