Whistleblower Retaliation, wrongful termination and OSHA violations in California employment

The Los Angeles Employment Attorney law firm of Stephen Danz & Associates (with offices throughout California) represents whistleblowers in numerous industries including construction. In a recent case we settled, a roofer fell through a "false" floor at a Sheriff's substation and was nearly impaled by steel b...

Whistleblower forces TSA to admit mistakes

A case brought under the federal Whistleblower Protection Act has made its way to the US Supreme Court. TSA air mrshal Robert LacLean disclosed to a newspaper that flights from Las Vegas were not properly staffed with marshalls. He was fired for alleging compromising security by making this disclosure under a provisiio...

Punitive Damages in WhistleBlower and Retaliation Cases

A recent case, Izell vs. Union Carbide Corporation, has upheld a punitive damages award of 18 million dollars, even though the compensatory portion of the verdict was reduced by the trial judge from $30 to $6 Million. This is very good news for all California employees who win punitive damages based on whistleblo...