Ellwanger Henderson 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.
Taylor, et al v. Turner Industries, et al; in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division and the Middle District of Louisiana, Baton Rouge Division. Represented over 250 individual plaintiffs in one of the nation’s largest mass action employment discrimination cases. Secured $4.05 million verdict in “bellwether” trial of first 10 individual plaintiffs, which was the largest employment discrimination jury verdict in the State of Texas in 2012. EEOC found in our client’s favor and joined the suit. The parties amicably resolved their differences in 2013.
Beaty v. Hilshire Brands; in the United State District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. Secured a $4 million settlement on behalf of 76 African-American former employees of the Sara Lee bakery in Paris, Texas. The suit alleged violations of civil rights, that black employees suffered intimidation, racial taunts such as being called the ‘N’ word, and graffiti, and were steered into hazardous areas of the plant, exposing them to toxic materials. EEOC found in our client’s favor and joined the suit. The settlement was the largest hostile work environment settlement in the history of the EEOC’s Dallas office.
Mitchell, et al v. Allied Aviation Services, Inc., et al; In the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. Resolved a matter on behalf of eleven employees of an airline refueling company at DFW Airport alleging a hostile work environment and related violations of the Civil Rights Act. EEOC found in our client’s favor and joined the suit. The settlement at the time was the largest in the history of the EEOC’s Dallas office.