Cases & Deals

California utility and project management company obtain complete trial victory on whistleblower retaliation claim

Client(s) California utility and project management company

Six weeks before trial was scheduled to begin, a California utility and a project management company engaged Jones Day to take over the defense of a high exposure and complex whistleblower wrongful termination lawsuit. The plaintiff was a former Quality Manager and asserted his employment was abruptly terminated after he complained that substantial safety issues raised a "stop work" condition relating to construction safety issues. The team compellingly explained the reasons for the termination and absence of any possible safety concern. The judge subsequently ruled in favor of the defendant companies, dismissing the plaintiff's claims in their entirety.