Taylor v. Unifirst Corporation Proceeds from a $2.6 million settlement negotiated by Mr. Chapko were distributed to a class of drivers who were denied meal and rest periods and issued improper check stubs.
4 Female Plaintiffs v. Doe Defendant A bankruptcy judge awarded four women, who alleged they had been sexually harassed by the Debtor’s general manager, $520,000 in the first distribution of the Debtor’s assets. Mr. Chapko filed state court claims on behalf of all four plaintiffs and continued to represent them throughout the bankruptcy process.
3 Older Plaintiffs v. Doe Corporation Mr. Chapko negotiated a $750,000 settlement on behalf of three former clerical workers who were discharged from their jobs (after lengthy careers) in rapid succession. The plaintiffs were the three oldest employees in their department and maintained they were fired because of their age.
2 Jane Does v. Doe Corporation Settlements of $1,550,000 reached on behalf of female employees who claimed their boss sexually harassed and physically assaulted them in the workplace.
Multiple Plaintiffs v. Retailer Mr. Chapko completed the resolution of a multi-party action involving a group of plaintiffs who alleged they were harassed by a co-worker based on their gender and sexual orientation. The plaintiffs received in excess of $950,000.
Jane Doe v. Doe Corporation Mr. Chapko secured a settlement of $750,000 for a female plaintiff who alleged she was harassed at work based on her gender and national origin (Mexican).
Breedlove v. Pacers, Inc. An arbitrator awarded a former bartender at an adult entertainment establishment over $500,000 in compensatory and punitive damages and nearly $400,000 in attorneys’ fees as costs after a three-week arbitration. The plaintiff alleged sexual harassment and retaliation claims.
Multiple Plaintiffs v. Local San Diego Corporation A group of plaintiffs, both female and male, alleged their manager sexually harassed female employees and retaliated against those who opposed his harassment, including by firing them. Mr. Chapko was able to obtain a $900,000 settlement for the plaintiffs shortly after filing a lawsuit on their behalf.
2 Jane Does v. National Corporation On the eve of trial, Mr. Chapko secured a settlement of $1.75 million for two female employees who were fired shortly after one of them made a formal complaint of sexual harassment against a company executive and the other supported the complainant’s version of events.
Robb v. Starbucks Corporation. After a three-week jury trial in San Diego Superior Court, a former male Starbucks employee, who alleged he was sexually harassed by his male boss, was awarded $257,500 in compensatory and punitive damages in addition to his attorneys’ fees and costs.