On December 17th, 2021, Lieff Cabraser’s labor-antitrust group filed a lawsuit against Pratt & Whitney and other aerospace companies alleging wage-fixing and illegal no-hire compacts affecting aerospace engineers in the U.S. aerospace industry. The filing follows a separate Department of Justice complaint containing similar allegations.
Lieff Cabraser has filed a class action lawsuit alleging an illegal agreement between and among Pratt & Whitney and other aerospace engineering firms not to solicit, recruit, or hire one another’s employees, including but not limited to engineers. Pratt is a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies Corp.
Read a copy of the filed complaint in the aerospace engineers pay suppression lawsuit.
On December 9, 2021, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut unsealed a criminal complaint by the Department of Justice accusing a former aerospace executive, Mahesh Patel of Pratt & Whitney, of organizing and enforcing the unlawful no-poach agreement. You can read a copy of the DOJ’s press release here, and can view a copy of the government’s affidavit in support of the complaint here.
If you believe that you may have been affected, please use the form on this page to contact Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein today for a free, no-obligation review of your potential case.