Since its inception, the attorneys at Ritt, Tai, Thvedt & Hodges have provided both employers and employees with diligent, effective representation. We represent clients at every stage of employment-related dispute resolution, whether before the Labor Commission or in private mediation, or in state or federal trial or appellate forums. The firm also counsels employers on hiring, training, discipline, termination, and other matters to minimize the risk of litigation in the first place.
In addition to representing employers, RTTH has successfully defended individuals accused of harassment, discrimination, and similar employment-related torts. In many instances, the firm has worked with or at the direction of some of the region’s most notable employment defense, as well as plaintiff-oriented, lawyers and law firms.
RTTH prides itself on its vigorous representation of plaintiffs as well as defendants. We believe that by keeping our doors open to either side of an employment dispute, we continue to acquire insights that prove invaluable to all of our clients.
As a result, in addition to working on behalf of employers, RTTH has also successfully litigated disputes on behalf of many individuals who have been unfairly or wrongly terminated or treated unfairly in the workplace. The firm negotiated two of the highest settlements in the history of the City of Pasadena on behalf of wrongfully terminated and/or harassed former employees of the city. The firm has also represented individuals in civil rights cases, and wage and hour class action lawsuits.
The firm’s reputation in employment law has earned recognition beyond the courtroom. Lawyers D. Jay Ritt, Carl Botterud and Tiffany Tai, for example, have been invited to share their expertise at seminars on employment law issues, with fellow attorneys, as well as the greater business community.
The firm’s lawyers have developed strategies in order to help its clients avoid legal pitfalls and disputes before they can ever ripen into costly litigation. This can be accomplished through the creation or revised and updated employee handbooks, and/or with targeted discussions, presentations and/or seminars.