In a significant sexual harassment case against a middle Tennessee employer, the employer filed a motion for summary judgment to try to dismiss the core sexual harassment and sexually hostile work environment case. We defended against this motion for summary judgment, pointing out to the court, the extensive sexual harassment of our client. This sexual harassment largely consisted of numerous vulgar sexual comments about our client from her direct supervisor and others. After extensive briefing, the Court agreed with our position and denied the motion for summary judgment on the sexual harassment claim by the employer. This was a significant victory for our client to allow this case to move forward. The opinion on this ruling can be found at this link.
In 2017 we went to trial on a case for our client in a sexual harassment/sexually hostile work environment case. This was a 3 day trial in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The Jury provided a verdict over $2.3 Million dollars (that was reduced to $1.5+ Million dollars by statute) against the medical clinic and the doctor. This case was reported on here and here.
Our client reviewed our legal work as follows:
“I HIGHLY recommend Jason Lee as an attorney! I was referred to him by a friend who owns a business who has used him for years for legal issues regarding it. We took my case to trial recently which involved a sexual harassment claim against a company and we had a very successful verdict! Jason prepared me well for my deposition and trial and was focused the entire time. The best thing I did was meeting with him and, from that day on, Jason has been easy to contact, thorough, and professional. He is extremely passionate about justice and the law. He has kept me updated with every change and progress of my case. I never once felt like I was just another case file for him and I never felt like I couldn’t ask him questions or bring my concerns to him. Having an attorney who I can trust and communicate with has made the world of a difference for me and it has made this ordeal bearable. I don’t believe I would have ever made it as far with my case had I not met with Jason when I did. He kept me focused throughout the entire process. I will always be grateful for the time and effort he put into my case to make sure that I walked away with justice and peace of mind. I would use him again without question and refer him to anyone! He is definitely one of a kind and I am blessed to call him my attorney.”
We recently had a significant arbitration award for our client in an Equal Pay Act and Title VII Sex Discrimination case with a large national car retailer company after 18 months of litigation. The details are confidential but it was a very successful result for our client.
Our client provided the following review:
“From my first conversation with Jason, he proved his competence as an attorney. He listened without interruption. He asked very specific questions that I allowed me to share my story in a comfortable way. ( I lived 190 miles away so I had to conduct this initial conversation over the phone.) I interviewed other attorneys, and none showed the competence or compassion that Jason did.
As everyone knows, litigation can be a long, exhausting and drawn out process. Jason kept me positive but realistic about the potential outcome. At the end of the process of litigation, we won on the most important counts against my former employer. I will be forever grateful for Jason believing in me and my case even when I started to lose faith.
I’ve had friends who’ve contacted me and wished to have Jason represent them based on my sharing my experience.
The best compliment that I could give wasn’t from me. The person that ruled in our favor said about Jason ” Jason has been a very competent counsel who’s argued passionately on behalf of his client.”
Our client received a substantial confidential settlement against a large national company that has a presence in middle Tennessee. This was for age discrimination in violation of Title VII and the Tennessee Human Rights Act. The employer improperly took action against our client due to his age.
Or client provided a review of our services provided as follows:
“I needed assistance after being discriminated against due to my age by a very high profile, very well respected employer. After review of the details of my case, Jason devised a strategy to address my concerns and right the wrong. He prove to be very knowledgeable, with a willingness to explain all the details and procedure in layman’s terms. He was empathetic and caring. His expertise was matched with the highest level of integrity. He worked to reveal the truth of the matter, with no exaggeration, and to bring out the facts which the other party wanted to keep hidden. The opposition was well represented by a very large firm. Jason exhibited confidence and comfort which allowed me to be at ease with what would otherwise have been a much more difficult process. My case was resolved to my satisfaction, exceeding my expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jason for employment law as plaintiff or defendant, as his knowledge and expertise allows objectivity required to represent either side.”
Our client received a substantial settlement in a failure to pay overtime wages claim under the FLSA. This case was settled after a Federal lawsuit was filed, shortly after the filing of suit (before the other party even filed an Answer to the Complaint). This settlement resolved issues related to failure to pay overtime wages, wages during breaks and keeping the individual longer then assigned work hours without compensation. This had occurred over the prior 2 years.
In January 2018 our client received a substantial settlement for a sexual harassment case against a national pizza chain. Our client was physically sexually harassed, causing her significant emotional distress damages. This sexual harassment greatly affected her and caused her significant damages.
Our client said the following about this representation:
“When I first met Attorney Lee I was unaware of my rights as a employee that had undergone sexual harassment at the workplace. Within 5 months, Mr. Lee not only superseded my legal expectations but he superseded in making sure that I was okay every step of the way. The amount I was awarded was beyond my expectations and very substantial. I recommend Attorney Lee to anyone who may be aware or unaware of their rights and need expertise guidance and counsel.”
Burrow Lee, PLLC
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Nashville, TN 37203
Office: (615) 540-1005
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