TrafFix Devices Prevails in Court

Fisher Phillips said client TrafFix Devices, Inc. won a race discrimination and wrongful termination case in Orange County Superior Court.

Fisher Phillips is a labor and workplace law firm based in Atlanta and with offices in about 30 cities, including Irvine.

San Clemente-based TrafFix makes products to control traffic and reduce the frequency and severity of automobile collisions.

Its ex-employee Barbara Ijeh Egbuta, a Nigerian immigrant — after making an internal complaint and a company investigation — sued for $12 million alleging discrimination based on race and national origin, unlawful retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Fisher Phillips argued that wrongful termination only applies if a complaint is filed in good faith, and that based on Egbuta’s complaint, the company’s investigation and employee interviews, she couldn’t reasonably believe her actions were protected.

The trial began in May and lasted 18 days.

Deirdre Newman, Orange County Business Journal

Jack Kulp Chosen For Cal Poly Engineering Hall of Fame


From a list of over 25,000 Cal Poly Pomona Engineering Alumni, Jack Kulp, the Founder and CEO of TrafFix Devices, was chosen as one of 22 Engineers to be part of the inaugural class of the Engineering Hall of Fame. This new Hall of Fame will serve to recognize distinguished engineers and their achievements as well as inspire future generations of students. The official induction ceremonies and unveiling of the Cal Poly Engineering Hall of Fame will take place on on campus in Pomona.

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