WILLIAM A. WRIGHT, ESQ.

Member at Sherman & Howard LLC

Bill Wright is the former manager of Sherman & Howard’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group and has nearly twenty years of experience with Sherman & Howard representing employers. He advises clients on employee relations matters including policies and procedures, investigations, workplace audits, confidentiality and restrictive covenants, leave administration, hiring, accommodation issues, disciplinary actions, reductions in force, and termination decisions. He has represented employers in proceedings before courts across the country and in conflicts with the EEOC and DOL as well as state agencies. Bill holds a PhD in Ethics and is a frequent speaker on employee relations and on corporate and Human Resources ethics.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

 

  • Curry v. MillerCoors, Inc., Civil Action 12-cv-02471-JLK (D. Colo. 2013)(Medical marijuana wrongful discharge case)
  • Meirhofer v. Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Inc., 2011 WL 642664 (9th Cir. 2011)(ADA harassment case)
  • Buswell v. Navopache Electric Co-Op, Inc., 2008 WL 4182987 (Ariz.App. Div. 1 2008), as amended (Sep 16, 2008), review denied (Feb 10, 2009) (Arizona wrongful discharge and tort claims case)
  • Adams v. Cyprus Amax Minerals Co., 149 F.3d 1156 (10th Cir. 1998) (ERISA benefits case)
  • McCarty v. Kaiser-Hill Co., L.L.C., 15 P.3d 1122 (Colo. App. 2000) (state tort claim – outrageous conduct case)
  • Adkins v. U.S. West Communications, Inc., 181 F. Supp. 2d 1189 (D. Colo. 2001) (sex and age discrimination and ERISA retaliation case)
  • Steinbach v. Dillon Companies, Inc., 253 F.3d 538 (10th Cir. 2001) (labor law preemption case)
  • Exum vs. United States Olympic Committee, 389 F.3d 1130 (10th Cir. 2004) (race discrimination case under 42 U.S.C. § 1981)
  • Fordjour v. Intel Corp., 158 Fed.Appx. 826 (9th Cir. 2005) (ERISA, race discrimination and contract claim case)
  • Young v. Dillon Companies, Inc., 468 F.3d 1243 (10th Cir. 2006) (race discrimination and employee handbook contract claim case)