Fisher Phillips said client TrafFix Devices Inc. won a race discrimination and wrongful termination case in Orange County Superior Court.
Fisher Philips is a labor and workplace law firm based in Atlanta and with offices in about 30 cities, including Irvine.
San Clemente-based TrafFix makes products to control traffic and reduce the frequency and severity of automobile collisions.
Its ex-employee Barbara Ijeh Egbuta, a Nigerian immigrant—after making an internal complaint and a company investigation—sued for $12 million alleging discrimination based on race and national origin, unlawful retaliation, and wrongful termination.
Fisher Phillips argued that wrongful termination only applies if a complaint is filed in good faith, and that based on Egbuta’s complaint, the company’s investigation and employee interviews, she couldn’t reasonably believe her actions were protected.
The trial began in May and lasted 18 days.