California’s Class Action Laws

The California statutes governing class actions are based on the New York Field Code, which was adopted by the New York Assembly in 1849, and subsequently adopted and amended by California and other states. Unlike the comprehensive Federal Rule, the California statute does not address all aspects of class action lit...

EEOC v. Go Daddy Software, Inc.

In 2003, GoDaddy Software Inc. fired one of their employees after he complained about discrimination. The employee believed he was terminated because of religious and racial prejudice and retaliation, which the employee denied. The EEOC brought suit against the employer for unlawful termination and a verdict in favor ...

Accused of theft?

California employees accused of theft are sometimes presented with a horrible choice by their employers: Either confess to the alleged theft, agree to pay us back. or face criminal charges. Even innocent employees might well respond by signing an agreement to repay, especially if its on monthly terms. So the question i...

Labor Attorney

Stephen Danz & Associates welcomes several new contract attorneys to our Employment Law Firm in California. Gail Hodes has joined the Northern California team. Melanie Porter has joined our San Diego Employment Law Firm area team. All of these new contract labor attorneys are very dedicated and bring even more experien...

Harris v. City of Santa Monica

A bus driver working for the City of Santa Monica, was fired after she disclosed that she was pregnant and later sued the City for pregnancy discrimination. At trial, the City sought jury instructions on the mixed-motive affirmative defense. The trial court refused, and instead, instructed the jury that the City was l...