Employment

Wrongful termination of hospital employee based on race and retaliation. $1.5M. Los Angeles County.

Phlebotomist is fired at UCLA hospital, claims it is racially motivated.

  • Case Name: Nicole Birden v. The Regents of the University of California
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Employment arbitration award for failure to accommodate. $974K. Los Angeles County.

Paint store employee who cannot lift more than 20 pounds is terminated.

  • Case Name: Carter v. Dunn Edwards
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, July 01, 2019
  • Monday, 01 July 2019

20-year City of Compton employee suffers discrimination, retaliation and termination. $655K. Los Angeles County.

City of Compton's HR director is terminated; claims retaliation after reporting discrimination and harassment by city council member.

  • Case Name: Kareemah Mateen-Bradford v. City of Compton, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Two male LAPD officers retaliated against for supporting female officer. $8.6M. Los Angeles County.

LAPD male officers who support female's sexual harassment complaints are themselves subjected to retaliation.

  • Case Name: David Dooros, et al. v. City of Los Angeles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Off-the-clock security check when leaving work impeded breaks per plaintiffs. $6M.

Wal-Mart denies allegations of failure to pay overtime and impeding employee breaks.

  • Case Name: Hamilton et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, April 12, 2019

Employee is not accommodated after serious auto accident. $1.5M. Los Angeles County.

On-site real estate manager requests accomodation of her temporary disabilities following auto accident.

  • Case Name: Mykyn Woods v. Greystar Management Services, LP
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Janitor with shoulder injury claims wrongful termination. $1.1M. San Diego County.

Stellar employee takes time off to treat for shoulder injury, suffers retaliation and termination.

  • Case Name: Maria Guerrero v. Able Engineering Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Baldwin Park's first female Chief of Police wrongfully terminated. $7M. Los Angeles County.

Police Chief says she was discriminated against and then fired.  

  • Case Name: Hadsell v. City of Baldwin Park
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Wrongful termination at community college. $2.9M. Los Angeles County.

Cafeteria worker says her disability was not accommodated and that she was fired.

  • Case Name: Shirvanyan v. Los Angeles Community College District
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Catholic-school teacher's contract not renewed after maternity leave. $3.6M. Los Angeles County.

Teacher says termination after pregnancy leave was retaliation; church says it was due to her performance. 

  • Case Name: Liggins v. Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Father Michael Tang, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 01, 2018

Retaliation claimed when fire marshal is fired. $4M. Los Angeles County.

Fire marshal says he cited unsafe buildings and was later terminated; City says he was unable to get along with other employees.

  • Case Name: Jason Briley v. City of West Covina
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Three whistle-blowing employees of FedEx claim unsafe airplane repairs. $8M. Los Angeles County.

Employees say they complained about unsafe aircraft repair and repairs that were signed off on but never done, and then were retaliated against.

  • Case Name: Gruzalski et al. v. Federal Express Corporation et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, October 19, 2018

Civilian investigator reports misconduct, which City of Long Beach tries to hide. $736K. Los Angeles County.

Civilian investigator is terminated after he says valid complaints against Long Beach police were repeatedly ignored; claims retaliation.

  • Case Name: Thomas Gonzales v. City of Long Beach
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, September 07, 2018

Young managers engage in age discrimination of long-time employee. $31M. Los Angeles County.

Young managers want to move out a long-time employee.

  • Case Name: Rael v. Sybron Dental, et al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Kaiser employee is fired; claims retaliation. $366K. Los Angeles County.

HR manager is fired by Kaiser; she says it was because she was doing her job in trying to improve the EEO investigations department.

  • Case Name: Loveless v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Salesman fired in retaliation after complaints of racial harassment. $822K. Los Angeles County.

African-American beverage salesman says his Korean-American supervisor racially harassed him.

  • Case Name: Jimmy Saxton v. Hip Hop Beverage Corp. et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, March 27, 2018