Employment

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

African American says his Caltrans co-workers racially harassed and discriminated against him. $1M. Los Angeles County.

Caltrans worker says he complained repeatedly but supervisors failed to act.

  • Case Name: Scudder v. Caltrans
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, March 09, 2018

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

Mechanic sues after he is told that boss referred to him by using the "N" word. $176K. Orange County.

Mechanic sues boss for racial discrimination and many other causes of action.

  • Case Name: Barry Ware v. JKM Equipment, Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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