Representation of employers and employees in claims involving breach of employment agreements, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and age, race, disability, gender, and religious discrimination; non-competition agreements; and employee benefits.
Examples of representation in this practice area include:
- Mr. Sprague successfully represented a highly experienced, successful, and elite group of dedicated law enforcement agents and settled the agents’ claims of age discrimination on an amicable basis such that they were able to continue to perform their important work after receiving monetary compensation for the discrimination thy endued under a prior administration.
- Mr. Sprague obtained a multi-million dollar judgment for a public employee wrongfully terminated in violation of the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law. The judgment was one of the largest in Pennsylvania history under the state’s whistleblower statute and made new law in the process. After prevailing at trial, Mr. Sprague successfully defended the verdict before Pennsylvania Supreme Court which, in a unanimous decision, confirmed that employees who are retaliated against for reporting significant waste or wrongdoing are entitled to recover not only their direct financial losses, but also non-economic losses such as embarrassment, humiliation, loss of reputation, and mental anguish. This was an issue of first impression for any appellate court in Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court’s decision was a significant victory for whistleblowers in this Commonwealth.
- Mr. Sprague successfully represented at trial and on appeal a prominent professor and research scientist whose contract and academic freedom were violated by a university and several of its top administrators, securing a multimillion dollar recovery for his client.
- Mr. Sprague settled a significant claim on behalf of a police officer facing gender discrimination and a hostile work environment.