Employment Law

Gravely & Pearson is committed to protecting employee rights in the workplace. We represent employees in all areas of employment law from individual wrongful termination and discrimination cases to complex multi-party and class action litigation.

We also have extensive experience representing executives in breach of contract, executive compensation, severance packages and Whistleblower claims. We have represented employees during their employment, at the administrative stage and in litigation. To maximize the recovery for our clients, our firm has a reputation for taking cases all the way through trial and on appeal. Verdict Search recognized Gravely & Pearson for obtaining the second largest employment verdict in Texas in 2012 which was recently affirmed on appeal.

The employment law specialists at Gravely & Pearson have represented employees throughout Texas and the nation in the following areas:

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  • Discrimination based on age, gender, race, national origin, disability, religion and pregnancy
  • Retaliation for reporting unlawful discrimination
  • Sexual and racial harassment
  • Violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Sabine Pilot claims
  • Discrimination and retaliation for filing workers’ compensation claims
  • Wage claims
  • Overtime claims
  • Breach of employment contracts
  • Executive compensation and buyouts
  • Severance packages

Gravely & Pearson has successfully represented:

  • A manager at Lowe’s Home Centers in an action for wrongful termination after filing a workers’ compensation claim and defamation. After a one week trial, the jury awarded our client $4.6 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
  • A manager at a car dealership in an action for sexual harassment, retaliation and defamation. After a two week trial, the jury awarded our client $2,000,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.
  • An adjuster who was fired by Allstate Insurance Company for refusing to commit an illegal act. He asserted a Sabine Pilot claim and defamation. After a two week trial, the jury awarded him $873,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.
  • A police officer who was fired after reporting a violation of law. He asserted a Whistleblower Act claim against the hospital who was his employer. After a six day trial, the jury awarded our client almost $1,300,000 in lost wages and benefits and other compensatory damages.
  • A campus police officer in a sex and race discrimination claim against a university. The jury returned a verdict in favor of our client for $500,000.
  • A female aircraft mechanic in a sex discrimination case against her employer, San Antonio Aerospace. After a three week trial, the jury found in favor of our client and awarded her $250,000.
  • A group of managers for age discrimination against an international retailer. The case settled on the eve of trial for a confidential amount.
  • A law school dean in an employment dispute against a university. The settlement terms are confidential.
  • A female employee of a national brokerage firm in a sexual harassment case. The case settled on the eve of trial for a confidential amount.
  • A union member in an action for workers’ compensation retaliation. The case settled for a confidential amount.
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