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****NOTE: THIS IS NOT A TYPICAL SALARIED LAW FIRM POSITION. PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO PRACTICE IN CALIFORNIA, CAN WORK INDEPENDENTLY (ON CONTINGENCY BASIS) AND YOU CAN NAVIGATE AN EMPLOYMENT CASE TO SETTLEMENT AND/OR TRIAL****
California-admitted attorney with 1 or more years of plaintiff's side employment litigation experience sought to draft & prep complaint containing California causes of action such as retaliatory termination/constructive quit, retaliation, employment discrimination, negligent supervision, etc. The requisite administrative claim was brought with the DFEH in mid-2010. The attorney/s should be able to work on contingency (e.g. positive settlement or trial result will allow provision for payment of attorney's fees) with $250-$700 advanceable (in instalments) based on performance. The case, while complex, is extremely well documented & organized because the plaintiff is an attorney. The plaintiff requires someone with a strategic vision who knows how to zealously advocate for an employment discrimination plaintiff.
The complaint arises out of the "constructive quit"/failure to accomodate/termination of an employee after the employee sought a medical leave and filed a grievance against her supervisor who blocked the leave (allowed per provisions in the union contract). The employer-a 501(c)(3) non-profit--owns property in San Francisco. The case involves one race (a minority) subordinating, isolating, calling out, and/or eliminating other minorities and whites. The harassing managers conducted secret interventions and mandatory trainings for staff where they passed out a handout which explained that those who questioned the authority of the dominant race should consider leaving the organization. Over 3 years, the campaign rid the agency of the five staff of other ethnicities. After plaintiff's removal, the agency became racially homogenous because all new hires around that time were of the dominant race, even though at least one hire was blatantly less qualified than the white applicant. The board of directors of the agency has not acted to resolve the matter, despite notice & a request to meet. A State Bar complaint has been filed (which will probably go nowhere) & an administrative complaint has been filed which could allow for mediation.
The civil complaint drafting will likely take place over the next 2 1/2 weeks. The attorney will be expected to devise case strategy, draft the complaint, assist with filing, represent during settlement/mediation talks, assist with drafting of press statements and/or interviews, and/or represent if the case goes to trial.
-Key: You must be able to dedicate yourself to working on the complaint exclusively from approx 2pm-8pm 4-6 days per week (weekday and/or weekend) over next 2 1/2 weeks
-Long time resident of Sacramento and/or demonstrated intent to stay in region with intent to stay with case over the long term
-Admitted to California Bar & in good standing
--Minimum of one year of hands-on litigation experience in employment discrimination law, preferably involving multiple negotiations and at least one trial on behalf of a plaintiff
-Able to take case on contingency basis, e.g. will be paid only if there is a successful settlement or trial outcome, although $250 to $700 is advanceable (in instalments) based on upon performance
Please provide cover letter, resume & two references to the address above. Explain how you qualify, your interest in plaintiff's side employment discrimination cases, and your availability.