Employment Practices



Courteau & Associates’ litigation experience includes trying dozens of cases to jury verdict. The Firm’s litigators have appeared in all of the trial courts in the State of California and in the Federal District Courts. Additionally Courteau & Associates has represented clients before the California State Appellate Courts and California Supreme Court, as well as the Ninth District Court of Appeal.


Employment Practices

    • Experienced for 25+ years
    • Handling cases successfully for both insurance companies and extensive private businesses.
    • Federal and State Courts
    • All Administrative Claims (DFEH, EEOC, NLRB)
    • First and Third Party


Practice Areas:

  • Retaliation
  • Whistle Blowing
  • Harassment; Sexual
  • Class Actions (Wage-Hour and All Claims Under Labor Code)
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defending Against Efforts to Pierce Corporate Veil
  • Compelling Arbitration



      • Aerospace Companies (Long Beach, El Segundo)
      • Apparel (Los Angeles)
      • Auction Houses (London)
      • Automotive Companies (Gardena, Santa Monica)
      • Cab Companies (San Francisco, Los Angeles)
      • Clothing Companies (Los Angeles)
      • Construction Companies (Los Angeles, Las Vegas)
      • Engineering Companies (Long Beach, El Segundo)
      • Food Processing Companies (Los Angeles, Honolulu)
      • Furniture Manufacturing (Los Angeles)
      • Horse Racing Syndicates (Los Angeles, Del Mar)
      • Hospitals (Los Angeles, Orange County)
      • Hospital Management Companies (Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Houston)
      • Insurance Companies (London, Chicago, Texas, New Jersey, New York)
      • Law Firms (Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Orange County Law Firms)
      • Product Manufacturing (China, Korea, Mexico)
      • Property Management, 1st and 3rd Parties (Los Angeles, San Diego)
      • Publishing and Media Companies (Santa Barbara)
      • Real Estate Companies (Riverside, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Indio, San Francisco)
      • Recreational Companies (Orange County, San Fernando)
      • Restaurants (Los Angeles, San Diego, Honolulu)
      • Security Service Companies (Houston, Pennsylvania)
      • Trucking Companies (Fresno, Visalia, Los Angeles)


Labor and Employment Advice

  • Employment Manuals
  • Arbitration Agreements
  • Seminars for All Size Companies
  • State Required Sexual Harassment Training in California
  • Employment-Risk Prevention
  • Violence in the Workplace


Successfully extricated multiple Insureds and Companies early on with demurrer, motions, aggressive discovery, MSJ and at trial — see Verdicts & Settlements — Defense — Downtown LA Jury.

*Sample clients and references on request