As a former active duty Marine and combat veteran, Nick
Horton understands adversity and pressure. Now as an employment litigator, he
uses that experience to calmly guide clients through high-stakes collective and
Nick handles matters related to pay practices for global
tech corporations, including a nationwide FLSA collective action seeking
damages for up to 40,000 workers, multiple putative California class actions
and a regulatory compliance matter, each affecting thousands of employees. When
helping clients navigate these challenging cases, Nick draws upon his range of
litigation experience. Prior to focusing on employment, Nick handled breach of
contract, fraud, and unfair competition law cases in both federal and state
courts, and was a member of an Orrick trial team that secured a $52.8 million
verdict in a trade secrets trial.
To help his clients avoid litigation, Nick walks them
through the most recent employment laws, case trends and ways to mitigate
Before attending law school, Nick served seven years as
an infantry officer and instructor in the United States Marine Corps.
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah granting summary judgment in favor of Kellogg USA in a case involving an alleged failure to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs.
The case, Tabura v. Kellogg USA, emerged after Richard Tabura and Guadalupe Diaz, both Seventh-day Adventists, were terminated for refusing to work on Saturdays, the Sabbath day in their religion. The former employees filed suit in February 2014, claiming that Kellogg violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by failing to accommodate their religious beliefs. READ MORE
The flurry of high-profile harassment allegations across various industries has drawn the public’s attention to the issue of sexual harassment over the past several months. Unsurprisingly, it has also resulted in increased scrutiny in this area by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). READ MORE