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Representative Case Summaries

​Michael G. Balmages,Esq.

Discovery Referee




  • Wage and hour.  Was the executive chef an exempt employee?

  • Wrongful Termination of Software salesperson; fraud; retaliation.

  • Wrongful termination and related claims by a truck driver against staffing company and the actual employer.

  • Failure to Accommodate

  • Disability discrimination, failure to accommodate, failure to engage in interactive process.

  • Wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment case against an engineering firm.

  • Race discrimination against Ford brokerage company.

  • Engineering firm suing its former administrative assistant for embezzling company assets.

  • Represented international sports shoe company in defense of numerous termination, discrimination, and harassment claims in California over a 10-year period.

  • Represented national child-care center company in defense of numerous termination, discrimination, and harassment claims in California.

  • Represented offensive coordinator of major university football team in response to harassment and discrimination charges.

  • Represented Santa Ana based law firm in wrongful termination and wage and hour case against it by former employee.

  • Represented Los Angeles County based metallurgical testing firm against claims of race discrimination and national origin discrimination.

  • Represented Orange County manufacturer of lithotripters (kidney stone smashers) against sexual harassment and wrongful termination claims.

  • Represented two nurses suing major Orange County beach area hospital for wrongful termination.

  • Represented former employee suing well-known Orange County amusement park for wrongful termination.

  • Represented former officer of Orange County based hamburger company for wrongful termination.

  • Represented former Senior Executive Vice-President of Orange County based international engineering firm for wrongful termination after he was terminated shortly after he divorced the CEO’s sister.  

  • Represented the apartment owner/defendants in wrongful termination and wage and hour claims brought by former live-in apartment manager.

  • Represented retail chain store clothing company in employment discrimination case by former employee who claimed that she was terminated for taking medical leave.

  • Represented teenage employee of retail store clothing chain against her former employer for false imprisonment, assault and battery.

  • Represented manager of nationwide drug store chain who was sued for assault, battery, and  sexual harassment.

  • Represented  medical products manufacturer against its former head of sales who alleged wrongful termination and unfair competition.

  • Was principal investigator of approximately 20 employment complaints by employees against various school districts and community colleges.