$2.8 MILLION ARBITRATION AWARD FOR FMLA INTERFERENCE & RETALIATION: Natalie Koss won an arbitration award of more than $2.8 million for her client, a sales professional in Federal sector technology sales. Natalie Koss won her client the multi-million-dollar award for damages associated with the employer’s violation of the employee’s Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights. The award is significant, as it is among the highest amounts awarded in this type of matter.
$200,000+ ARBITRATION AWARD: Natalie Koss won more than $200,000 for her client, who served as a Federal sector technology salesperson for an employer with billions of dollars in annual sales. The claim involved a dispute over the classification of sales deals as new sales or renewals – a common area of disagreement between salespeople and employers. Ms. Koss succeeded in presenting a case to the arbitrator that demonstrated the employer incorrectly categorized sales and refused to provide documentation regarding closed deals.
EEOC HEARING VICTORY, FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT: Natalie Koss secured a victory for her client after five years of litigating a discrimination and retaliation case with a Federal agency that culminated in a seven day EEOC hearing. The case involved a Federal employee with multiple claims of sex discrimination, as well as retaliation for initiating an EEO complaint. The complainant suffered significantly throughout the individual’s employment. Natalie Koss was successful in winning her client’s case, which included a judgment for Backpay, Pre-Judgment Interest, Instatement to an Equivalent Position and Employment Record Expungement. Complainant was also awarded compensatory damages for emotional distress and medical costs. In siding with Natalie Koss and her client, the Judge in this matter delivered additional justice to the complainant by requiring the Agency to consider Disciplinary Actions for the employees who were responsible for the reprehensible discrimination that the complainant experienced.
FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LAWSUIT: Natalie Koss successfully represented a female employee in an equal pay lawsuit against her Federal agency employer in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The Federal employee earned less than her male counterparts over a significant period of time. Ms. Koss negotiated a favorable settlement for her client prior to the trial date.
EMPLOYMENT RETALIATION LAWSUIT: Natalie Koss represented an employee terminated in retaliation for pursuing whistleblower rights relating to a kickback scheme designed by the employer. Through aggressive representation, as well as news media coverage, Ms. Koss advocated for her client and demonstrated the resolve to win. The defendant relented and agreed to a significant financial settlement for Ms. Koss’s client.
UNPAID SALES COMMISSION LAWSUIT: Natalie Koss represented a high-producing media sales executive in pursuing a six figure unpaid sales commission from a former employer, who had terminated the sales person instead of paying the commission due. Ms. Koss filed a Federal lawsuit on behalf of her client. After asserting her client’s commission claims, the employer agreed to negotiate a settlement amount instead of defending the claims in court.
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EMPLOYMENT LAW SERVICES
Representation for employees in every type of discrimination claim, including age, race, gender, pregnancy, medical, disability, sexual orientation, sexual harassment and more for private sector and Federal employees.
Employment representation for those who have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace. Experienced in representation of employees pursuing litigation or negotiating settlements with Non-Disclosure Agreements.
Severance and separation agreement review and counseling to determine fairness of compensation, while analyzing possible pitfalls such as NDA and non-compete provisions. Representation in negotiation for unfair agreements and when employers violate employment rights.
UNPAID SALES COMMISSIONS
Specialized experience in unpaid sales commissions, notably in Federal sales and technology sales. Natalie Koss has collected millions of dollars in unpaid sales commissions through judgments, awards and negotiations for clients, as well as awards for workplace discrimination.
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Review and negotiation of employment, partnership and severance agreements for doctors, dentists and other health care providers, as well as representation for providers who are seeking to exit restrictive agreements.