Employment

Insurer AAA fires employee who complained of harassment by supervisor. $360K arb award plus $504,783.47 in attorneys fees and $24,175.97 in costs.

Employee of 22 years complains of harassment followed by retaliatory termination.

  • Case Name: Keene v. American Automobile Association of Northern California, Nevada And Utah ("AAA")
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, September 21, 2020
  • Monday, 21 September 2020

Navy veteran retaliated against for whistleblower complaint. $1.7M. San Bernardino County.

Employee of defense subcontractor refuses to take photographs of equipment on military base when ordered to do so, reports those improper orders to general contractor, and is later fired on a pretext. 

  • Case Name: Randall Benart v. DA Defense Logistics HQ, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Wrongful termination of senior manager. $4M. San Diego County.

Company's controller is fired after five months of employment; she claims retaliation.

  • Case Name: Shujun Qiu v. Three Rivers Provider Network, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fired employee wins defamation case. $4.9M.

Employer says manager was an at-will employee. Employee says his ex-boss branded him a thief.

 

  • Case Name: James Jordan v. Wonderful Citrus Packing, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Retaliation against deputy trainee who reported illegal stops and arrests. $8.1M. Los Angeles County.

LA County Sheriffs Department captain retaliates against deputy who reported misconduct.

  • Case Name: Andrew Rodriguez v. County of Los Angeles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, October 04, 2019

Messenger service companies say they did not employ plaintiff; that he was an independent contractor. $53K. San Francisco Superior Court.

Multiple violations of wage and hour laws alleged by messenger, but defendants say he was an independent contractor.

  • Case Name: Express Messenger Systems dba OnTrac; Subcontracting Concepts LLC v. Juan Jose Reyes
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 23, 2019

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

Beverly Hills Chief of Police accused of harassment. $1.1M. Los Angeles County.

Female police chief is an agent of change, but is called out for harassment.

  • Case Name: Renato Moreno et al. v. City of Beverly Hills
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, July 09, 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