Wrongful Termination

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

Nurse is fired after reporting unlicensed social worker, wins $299K verdict including punitives. Los Angeles County.

Hospice nurse reports that company's social worker is unlicensed, is subsequently terminated.

  • Case Name: Vanessa Manuel v. Heart to Heart Care, Inc. and Gentle Hands, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wrongful termination and religious discrimination result in $1.37 million verdict. Los Angeles County.

Onsite manager for low-income apartment complex is a Jehovah's Witness, claims that supervisors harassed her for a long period of time because of her religous beliefs and later terminated her.

  • Case Name: Huron Mayo v. Community Development Commission of Los Angeles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 06, 2014

Security guard fails drug test and is terminated. $40K offered. $1 million verdict. Fresno County.

Long-term hospital security guard fails drug test while on leave for on-the-job accident.  He's fired, claims defamation, invasion of privacy and wrongful termination. 

  • Case Name: Mckinley Nou v. Children’s Hospital Central California
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bartender fired after pregnancy leave; defense verdict. Los Angeles County.

Bartender says she was wrongfully terminated after a pregnancy leave; that the restaurant failed to reasonably accomodate her needs.

  • Case Name: Bernadette Gonzalez v. Briad Restaurant Group, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kemper Independence claims manager defamed at work and then terminated. $4.7 million. Sacramento County.

Claims manager, a 28-year employee, protests treatment of his ex-wife, also a Kemper employee.  He is defamed by co-workers and fired.

  • Case Name: Robert M. Sallustio v. Kemper Independence Ins. Co., et al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, May 09, 2014