During his prestigious tenure as a Federal Judge of the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Hon. Frank C. Damrell, Jr. (Ret.) presided over a wide variety of employment cases including, discrimination cases falling under the ADA and DFEH, wage and hour class actions, trade secret and non-compete disputes. As a neutral, Judge Damrell has handled matters involving wrongful termination, trade secret and employee raiding, wage and hour disputes, misappropriation, breach of contract, and unfair competition.
Described by attorneys as fair, reasonable, and pragmatic, Judge Damrell’s broad knowledge base and practical approach prove a commitment to the processes of ADR and bringing parties to settlement. Judge Damrell’s enthusiasm makes him a quick study, taking efforts to understand the issues of a case inside and out.
- Dennis Service v. Union Pacific Railroad, No. CIV. S98-2327 FCD DAD (2001). Case brought by locomotive engineer against employer alleging discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA ) for failing to reasonably accommodate a medical condition
- Successfully settled matter involving former employee of agricultural firm starting new firm and allegedly using trade secret techniques and attempting to take client lists from former employer
- Cases of employees with former employer involving wage & hour issues as well as misappropriations and unfair competition claims
- Mediated claims by restaurant employees where owner hired undocumented employees and allegedly took advantage of them regarding hours, wages and accommodations, also included unlawful detainment claims