Serving hospitality companies is an essential pillar of the practice at Stone LLP.  The attorneys provide solutions, and pragmatic advice to our clients most difficult questions, and then solve issues because we understand your focus should be kept on running your business.

Our firm works closely with ownership and management to keep them informed at every stage during the resolution process.  This allows our attorneys to efficiently settle or aggressively defend your interest while you remain in control but not on the front line.

Types of Security Clients We Represent in Los Angeles and Orange County

At Stone LLP, our attorneys are experienced in handling employment disputes against fine dining restaurants, casual dining restaurants, family-owned restaurants, franchise-owned restaurants, bars, catering companies, other cafes and eateries, as well as their ownership and management.

If your establishment is battling a lawsuit from an employee for any reason, you want to speak with the employment attorneys at Stone LLP to discuss your action plan and the options available to you.  Typically, with the passage of time, fewer options remain available.

Defending A Restaurant, Bar or Catering Company from an Employment Lawsuit

The surprise and shock of being served or getting a letter from an opposing attorney can be filled with stress and confusion.  Our attorneys at Stone LLP are prepared to explain your situation from how the facts are viewed from the eyes of the law, and explain the options you have in reaching a resolution to the dispute.

Additional to the lawsuit that an employee may file, there are also many Administrative Agencies who conduct hearings and conferences of their own, should they be involved.  Stone LLP is prepared to represent your restaurant, bar, or catering company in proceedings before:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
  • Enforcing the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
  • The Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA)
  • Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)


We strive for an early resolution of all issues through negotiation, but our trial attorneys also share that most disputes progress into mediation, arbitration, or litigation before the Superior Court of California more quickly today than in years past.

Cases that are brought before the Superior Court of California, can include:

  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Breach of Employment Contract
  • Breach of Implied Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing
  • Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage
  • Unjust Enrichment/Quantum Merit
  • Conversion of wages
  • Failure to Prevent Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation (Govt. C. §12940(k))
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment (2CCR §11019(b)(2))
  • Hostile Work Environment Harassment (2CCR §11019)
  • Failure to Accommodate Disability (Govt. C. §12490(m))
  • Religious Creed Discrimination – Failure to Accommodate (Govt. C. §12490(l))
  • Sex-based Wage Discrimination
  • California Family Rights Act (Govt. C. §12945.2)
  • California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (Govt. C. §12945(a))
  • California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (Lab. C. §§245.5-246.5)
  • California Paid Family Leave (Unempl. Ins. C. §§2708, 3300-3303)
  • Defamation (Civ. C. §§43, 45, 46(3))
  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Unfair Business Practices (Bus & Prof C. §§17200)
  • Sexual Battery (Civ. C. §1708.5)
  • Civil Extortion
  • False Imprisonment
  • Invasion of Privacy (Cal. Const., Article 1, §1 & C/L)
  • Recording Confidential Info. (Penal C. §§632, 637.2)
  • Improper Disclosure of SSN (Civ. C. §1798.85)
  • Improper Use of Credit Report (Civ. C. §1785.1)
  • Stalking (Civ. C. §1708.7)
  • Whistleblower Protection Act (Govt. C. §§9149.20-23, 8547.1-12, Govt. C. §§8545.1-5; Health & Safety C. §1278.5; Health & Safety C. §5329.8; also protected under C/L)

Resolution of Your Issues

Just this once, let your business be served with excellence.  The attorneys and staff at Stone LLP offer superior client service, timely communication, and a friendly atmosphere because being in a dispute is part of business, and it’s not always that someone is wrong.

Our lawyers have successfully resolved many labor and employment disputes against restaurants, bars, and catering companies.  Your business will experience an innovative firm with the agility to adapt to your needs while applying tested and proven strategies to successfully move towards your business's goals.

At Stone LLP, we help our food-industry clients solve problems and regain peace of mind.  Connect with an Employment Defense Lawyer today, at 818-854-3600.