Wrongful Termination

Coworker sexually harasses truck driver. $2.6M. Santa Cruz County.

Heterosexual male harassed with homosexual slurs.

  • Case Name: Hudson v. Beverly Fabrics, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 07, 2018

15-year supermarket employee fired while on medical leave. $578K. San Mateo County.

Supermarket bakery/deli manager loses her job when communication with employer breaks down during pregnancy/medical leave.

  • Case Name: Keri Sullivan v. Save Mart Supermarkets, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, September 29, 2017

Healthcare employer fires supervisor after medical leave. $420K. Yuba County.

20-year employee seeks to return to work with medical limitations; employer fails to accomodate her, then terminates her.

  • Case Name: Abinante v. The Fremont-Rideout Health Group
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Whistleblower gets $22M punitives after wrongful termination. $25.1M. Los Angeles County.

Sales manager reports illegal sale activity, claims he was retaliated against.

  • Case Name: Steven Babyak v. Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FEHA discrimination claimed against large clothing manufacturer. $650K. Los Angeles County.

Garment company mishandles accommodation for long-time worker who suffers disability from lifting heavy boxes.

  • Case Name: Abarca v. Citizens of Humanity, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 09, 2017

Doctor-founders of non-profit medical clinic are wrongfully terminated. $6 million. Los Angeles County.

Doctors sue after they are fired by non-doctors who are running non-profit medical clinic.

  • Case Name: Saied Ibraham Saied, M.D., et al. v. Centro Medico Community Clinic, Inc. et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 09, 2017

Wrongful termination and retaliation claimed by Office Depot supervisor. $10 million. Los Angeles County.

Jury says Office Depot failed to take retaliation complaint seriously before it fired plaintiff.

  • Case Name: Flores v. Office Depot, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, February 06, 2017

Early maternity leave leads to employee's termination. $41,400 bench verdict.Los Angeles County.

Clerk goes on early maternity leave when she has a premature birth, is later told not to return to work.

  • Case Name: Yvonne Rodriguez v. Xiaobo America, Ltd
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wrongful termination of long-time employee results in punitives. $8.5 million. Los Angeles County.

New supervisor terminates 23-year employee at aerospace facility. She says defendant replaced her with a younger male who she trained.

  • Case Name: Blanca Torres v. B.E. Aerospace Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 02, 2016

AT&T call center rep takes a lot of medical leave, is terminated after 10 years. Claims retaliation, wrongful termination. $2M. San Diego County.

Service rep works ten years for phone company call center, is fired after she continually misses work; employer says that's not why she was fired – that she repeatedly failed to meet national standards.

  • Case Name: Angela Hernandez v. Pacific Bell Telephone Company, dba AT&T California, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tech on FAA contract fired after altercation with co-worker. $7.39 million

A technician working at an FAA site is fired after an altercation with a co-worker.  Plaintiff says the co-worker started it.

  • Case Name: Yang v. ActioNet
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lawyer tries to intervene in ongoing sexual harassment by prominent yogi and is fired. $7.3 million. Los Angeles County.

Developer of yoga method said to sexually harass students, fires his own lawyer when she tries to stop him.

  • Case Name: Jafa-Bodden v. Choudhury
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, January 25, 2016

Passenger van driver tells passenger of depression and is fired. $1.2 million. Los Angeles County.

Van driver allegedly tells passenger of his depression and suicidal thoughts around the holidays; is later fired.

  • Case Name: Francisco Tapia v. San Gabriel Transit, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, November 16, 2015

Restaurant worker claims racial and sexual harassment, wrongful termination. $1.6 million. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff's symptoms of schizophrenia re-appear after stress of harassment on the job. $1,500,000 awarded in non-economic damages.

  • Case Name: Daniel Beasley v. East Coast Foods, Inc. d.b.a. Roscoe's House of Chicken n' Waffles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Cancer surgeon sues Kaiser medical group for firing and defaming him; awarded $1.75 million before confidential settlement. Orange County.

Cancer surgeon obtains confidential settlement from SCPMG after $1.75 million verdict reached by jury.

  • Case Name: Wascher v. Southern California Permanente Group; Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 18, 2015
  • Friday, 19 June 2015

$550,000 verdict for custodian in ADA discrimination case. San Bernardino County.

Long-time custodian with bad back says he can't use ladder and requests accommodation from school district employer; denied as essential function of job. He was later terminated.

  • Case Name: Joseph Snead v. Chino Valley Unified School District
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, June 17, 2015