Bennett Kaspar advises and defends employers on workplace issues ranging from wage and hour to discrimination claims. He also serves as a go-to resource for diversity and inclusion guidance, particularly regarding LGBTQ concerns.
In representing clients, he has achieved the following:
- Defeated an attempt to strike down a fast-food restaurant group’s arbitration agreement in a sexual harassment case where the plaintiff made novel #MeToo arguments
- Advised multiple national companies in adapting their policies, handbooks and other internal documentation to the unique mandates of California law
- Favorably settled a wide-ranging lawsuit on behalf of for-profit university. Former employee alleged 37 causes of action involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation – half of which were dismissed on summary judgment
- Resolved wage and hour and discrimination lawsuit on terms beneficial for home furnishings retailer immediately after a motion for summary judgment was filed
- Thwarted class certification of several hundred employees by successfully opposing motion to compel class discovery on behalf of national airline
- Secured partial motion to dismiss class action on behalf of a large national snack manufacturer
- Advised global high-fashion client on range of compliance issues
Bennett regularly works with employers on issues involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the California Family Rights Act and California wage and hour laws.
Bennett brings a high degree of adaptability to his practice – influenced by many years of training in the varied exercise regimen known as CrossFit. He responds to plaintiffs legal arguments and maneuvers with a quick levelheadedness that supports his client service and encourages relationship building.
In addition, Bennett serves on the board of directors for the Out Foundation, which supports LGBTQ access to health and wellness through fitness.