Employment Litigation

Hagens Berman takes a special interest in protecting workers from exploitation and abuse, and takes a comprehensive approach to rooting out systemic employee abuses through in-depth investigation, knowledgeable experts and fervent exploration of prosecution strategies.

We take on race and gender discrimination, immigrant worker issues, hour and wage issues, on-the-job injury settlements and other crucial workplace issues.

We understand the sensitive position that many employees find themselves in. Often, employees accept labor abuses or a curbing of their rights because they don’t know the law, respect their superiors or fear for their jobs. We act on behalf of employees who may lack the individual power to bring about meaningful change in the workplace.

Our attorneys excel at seeking out and finding employees with an inside view and crucial knowledge and using that information to bring success in the courtroom.

Employment Litigation Cases and Investigations:

Schneider National Carriers, Inc. Mechanics 02/05/10 Employment Litigation, Wage & Hour Settled
Swift Transportation 01/30/04 Employment Litigation, Wage & Hour Active
Washington Mutual ERISA 11/29/07 Employment Litigation, Investor Fraud, Pension Protection Settled
Schneider National Carriers, Inc. Regional Drivers 07/20/10 Employment Litigation, Wage & Hour Active

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Why Select Hagens Berman?

Selecting an employment litigation attorney will have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
When searching for an employment litigation attorney to represent you,
you want a firm with a record of success at the top of the profession.

Stellar Reputation

Stellar Reputation

Hagens Berman fights with the creativity and tenacity to continue to raise the bar and take on every case with the goal of achieving the best outcome for the largest group of individuals.



At the basis of all that motivates Hagens Berman is our mission for corporate reform. It’s through our work that we continue to uphold and fight for the rights of those most vulnerable to corporate greed and negligence.

No Cost to You Until We Win

No Cost to You Until We Win

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning the victims we represent pay nothing at all unless we win. Attorney fees are paid based on an industry percentage of overall settlement terms, allowing plaintiffs to reap the rewards.

Real Results

Real Results

We achieve results, and our track record proves it. While many class-action or individual plaintiff cases result in large legal fees and no meaningful result for the client, Hagens Berman finds ways to return real value.

Employment Litigation Blog Posts:

Firm News - Securities Newsletter Fall 2015

Hagens Appointed Lead Counsel in Three High Profile Multi-District Litigation Class Actions... more »

Written November 18, 2015 Antitrust, Whistleblower, Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property, Investor Fraud, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Sports Litigation, Governmental Representation, Civil & Human Rights, Consumer Rights, Cycling

Hagens Berman Opens New Office in San Diego

National plaintiffs' law firm announces tenth office, expanded California presence Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a Seattle-based law firm representing plaintiffs in high-profile class... more »

Written September 08, 2015 Antitrust, Civil & Human Rights, Consumer Rights, Employment Litigation, Governmental Representation, Intellectual Property, Investor Fraud, Personal Injury, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Sports Litigation, Whistleblower

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Visits Hagens Berman's Seattle Office...

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., visited Hagens Berman's Seattle office on Aug. 3, 2015 to discuss gun control. Congresswoman Giffords, who was shot more »

Written August 03, 2015 Antitrust, Civil & Human Rights, Consumer Rights, Employment Litigation, Investor Fraud, Intellectual Property, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Personal Injury, Sports Litigation, Whistleblower

Hagens Berman Named to National Law Journal Plaintiffs' Hot List for...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP today was named to the National Law Journal's prestigious Plaintiffs' Hot List for the eighth year. The award is given each year to law more »

Written March 02, 2015 Personal Injury, Whistleblower, Consumer Rights, Civil & Human Rights, Antitrust, Employment Litigation, Intellectual Property, Investor Fraud, Sports Litigation, Pharmaceutical Fraud, Steve W. Berman

"Class counsel has consistently
demonstrated extraordinary skill and effort."

— U.S. District Judge James Selna, Central District of California

In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing

The Plaintiffs' Hot List: The Year's Hottest Firms,
2006, 2007, 2009-2013 and 2015.

— The National Law Journal

2015 Marks the Eighth Year that Hagens Berman has been Named to the Plaintiffs' Hot List

"...the track record of Hagens Berman['s] Steve Berman is...impressive, having racked...a $1.6 billion settlement in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation and a substantial number of really outstanding big-ticket results."

— Milton I. Shadur, Senior U.S. District Judge

Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL

"If it has to do with class-action litigation,
Berman's the go-to guy."

— I. Basso, client

Source: Avvo

The firm's "innovative approaches to litigation
have earned significant recognition"

— The Law Business Insider


"[A] clear choice emerges.
That choice is the Hagens Berman firm."

— United States District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)

Recent Recognition:

Hagens Berman is a plaintiffs’ class-action law firm that helps victims of auto accidents, sports injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs and business fraud pursue their legal rights. We take on large corporations for negligence and fraud, and hold them accountable.
Our attorneys are champions of consumer rights. The size or clout of the corporations we pursue is never a deterrent to our pursuit for justice. Over the years, we have built the resources we need to thoroughly investigate these personal injury and product defect cases, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our work is consistently recognized for industry excellence.

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