Class action lawsuit alleges wage-fixing, illegal no-hire agreements that depressed pay and employee mobility

On December 17th, 2021, Lieff Cabraser’s labor-antitrust group filed a pay suppression lawsuit on behalf of U.S. aerospace engineers against Pratt & Whitney and other aerospace companies alleging wage-fixing and illegal no-hire compacts that suppressed wages and reduced employee mobility. (Pratt is a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies Corp.) The filing followed a separate complaint from the U.S. Department of Justice reflecting similar allegations.

The lawsuit accuses the aerospace corporations of entering in an illegal agreement not to solicit, recruit, or hire one another’s employees, including but not limited to engineers.

Earlier in December, a Department of Justice criminal complaint against the same companies was made public by the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut accusing a former aerospace executive, Mahesh Patel of Pratt & Whitney, of organizing and enforcing the unlawful no-poach agreement.

Learn more about the Aerospace Engineer No-Poach wage suppression lawsuit and contact us today for a free, no-obligation review of your potential case.

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