Sexual Harassment, Abuse, and Exposure to Harmful Chemicals

Employee rights, ignored.  All in a day's work at California Car Washes. A few rushed minutes to scarf down some food, on a broken table sandwiched between buckets of dirty, smelly water and harmful chemicals; Using these same chemicals that crack the skin on your hands and make you vomit if you breathe in...

California Whistleblower Sues Makers of Toxic Drug (Part 3)

WHISTLEBLOWER ALERT!! Beverly Brown, an employee of Celegene, manufacturer of a drug  previously removed from circulation because of its toxicity; thalidomide. Brown's whistleblower suit against the company was recently unsealed by the District Court. Brown claims Celgene marketed the drugs to cancer ...

California Whistleblower Sues Makers of Toxic Drug (Part 2)

WHISTLEBLOWER ALERT! Beverly Brown was a pharmaceutical rep for The Celegene Corporation. She is also a whistleblower, bringing suit against the company for bringing a toxic drug, previously taken off the market for causing horrific birth defects when given to pregnant women and for marketing and selling i...

California Whistleblower Sues Makers of Toxic Drug (Part 1)

WHISTLEBLOWER ALERT! What do you do when the company you work for is defrauding the federal and state governments and United States taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars? YOU SUE THEM! The Celegene Corporation is a pharmaceutical company. According to its Wikipedia page it is an American biotechn...

DFEH Under Fire – Part 3

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing's new online system of complaint filing, known as HoudiniEsq came with more troubles than perhaps it was worth. Faced with budget cutbacks, investigator attrition, furlough days and a demand for increases in efficiency, DFEH's Director, Phyllis Cheng instituted the pr...

DFEH Under Fire – Continued Part 2

DFEH Director, Phyllis Cheng, recently announced changes to its system of discrimination complaint acceptance. Until several years ago, employees filing complaints, or people with housing discrimination issues called and spoke to an investigator or submitted their complaints in writing. Then the Department dr...

DFEH Under Fire

The mission statement of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is to "protect Californians from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination and hate violence." As an added bonus apparently, Department Director Phyllis Cheng, will also throw in "avoiding whistleblower complaints." ...

Former San Diego Mayor Sex Scandal – UPDATE

And the San Diego sexual harassment scandal continues...this time with the filing of a lawsuit against the City and former Mayor, Bob Filner by another former staffer, Benelia Santos-Hunter. Ms. Santos-Hunter, 50, was an executive assistant to the former mayor. Joining former communications director Irene McC...

California State Whistleblower Case – UPDATE

WHISTLEBLOWER UPDATE - We recently reported on the below discussed case of Melody Jo Samuelson vs. The California Department of State Hospitals. The article below discusses the case and provides an update as to its status. The California state hospital system was recently found to have retaliated against o...

The Creepy Sex Life of a San Diego Mayor.

Bob Filner was the Mayor of San Diego. Before that he was a 10 term member of the California Congress. And now? Guilty of sexual harassment, he's also a convicted felon. How the mighty have fallen... Sentenced to three months of home confinement, along with three years or probation in exchange for a plea deal t...