Eric W. Witt is a pragmatic employment litigator, helping employers efficiently resolve employment disputes, frequently including wage and hour class action cases. A thoughtful communicator, he also counsels employers on complying with state and federal employment laws and on human resources matters.
Drafted a successful motion for summary judgment that established legitimate business reasons for termination of an under-performing employee at a specialty medical practice accused of wrongful termination, discrimination and retaliation.
Drafted a successful motion to dismiss on behalf of a regional trucking company accused of disability discrimination. The motion was based on the fact that the medical condition alleged by the plaintiff was not recognized as a disability under California law.
Successfully opposed plaintiff’s motion for certification of a class of farm workers alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act by demonstrating that class members were not similarly situated.
Counseled a national distributor of office equipment on how to respond to an employee request for accommodations for a physical disability.
Advised a trucking company regarding the proper classification of workers as employees or contractors.
Memberships : Kennedy Inn of Court (Sacramento)
Community : Washington and Lee University Alumni Association: Undergraduate applicant interviewer.
J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2008; Washington Law Review
B.A., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2004; magna cum laude, with honors