Daniel J. McVeigh

Daniel J. McVeigh

Counsel

Daniel J. McVeigh

Counsel

During the last 35 years, Dan McVeigh has earned the reputation as one of the preeminent employment litigators in the Sacramento region. 

Whether assisting management in claim avoidance or developing effective defense strategies to prevail in trial or at summary judgment, Dan's experience and judgment has served his clients' interests by resolving claims in an expeditious way and avoiding future claims so his clients can focus on their core business and not the distraction of litigation. Dan also serves as a private mediator, with an emphasis on employment disputes, including wage and hour and discrimination claims.

Experience

  • Defense verdict in a sexual harassment and hostile work environment case in which a grocery chain was alleged to have allowed gross conduct by male co-workers to persist creating an uncomfortable work environment for female employee.
  • Successful defense of large retail business accused of religious discrimination due to an alleged failure to accommodate a request by Seventh Day Adventist for time off and subsequent retaliation claim.
  • Defense of a financial institution in the San Francisco Bay Area on claims of race and sexual discrimination and a hostile work environment made by female employees against an alleged supervisor during training.
  • Negotiation of a large wage and hour dispute by a large health care industry client involving claims of unpaid overtime, missed meal and rest periods, waiting time penalties which resolved equitably in advance of costly litigation.
  • Trusted counselor for clients on employment and human resource matters for over 30 years, involving employee discipline, difficult disability accommodation issues, sexual harassment and discrimination claims, investigations and wage and hour concerns in a broad array of industries, including financial institutions, telecommunication, technology, retail, non-profits and legal. 
  • Favorable arbitration award for real estate developer in an age and disability discrimination case arising out of the layoff of an older home salesperson when the declining market for new home sales resulted in layoff.
  • Defense verdict in a construction dispute in Yolo County Superior Court and favorable verdict on defensive cross complaint
  • Successful summary adjudication of age and disability discrimination claim in federal court based upon compelling showing of non-discriminatory basis for  termination.
  • Successful defense of discrimination and wrongful demotion claims by store manager through motion for an order of non-suit following the conclusion of Plaintiff"s evidence and successful result on appeal of court's order.
  • Favorable verdict on defense of claim for a prescriptive easement over the land of clients' property.
  • Successful mediation practice over the last 10 years in employment disputes and general litigation.

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • President Elect, Rotary Club of Sacramento, 2016-2017 (Member since 1998)
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Sacramento County Superior Court, Pro Tempore Settlement Judge
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Early Neutral Evaluation Program, Evaluator

Honors And Rankings

  • AV® Preeminent™” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2007-present
  • Catholic  Diocese of Sacramento St. Thomas More Award, 2009
  • Northern California Super Lawyer - Labor and Employment and Business/Corporate, 2012-2016
  • Sacramento Magazine, Top Lawyer, Employment & Labor, 2015-2016
  • Sacramento Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2016

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