Strategic Considerations to Consider in Employee Rights Claims

We discuss many employment issues in our Youtube videos. A video which discusses the topics in this blog can be found – here. Other defendants – for settlement or litigation Supervisors and managers may breach rules in addition to the company. A possible advantage of filing a claim against an individual i...

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Wins $458,000 Age Discrimination Case

The EEOC reported on September 26, 2019 that a jury composed of nine members, In Brooklyn, entered a verdict for the EEOC against AZ Metro Distributors, LLC, on behalf of two of its employees. The defendant beverage distributor had fired two employees, on the same day, back in 2014 due to the ages. The jury determin...

Employers Shouldn’t Be Able to Use Severance Agreements to Bypass Employee Rights to Whistleblower Awards

Employers Shouldn’t Be Able to Use Severance Agreements to Bypass Employee Rights to Whistleblower Awards and the Right to File Whistleblower Retaliation Claims Employees who file whistleblower claims need to be extra-careful about signing a severance agreement with their employer. As a general rule, employees who d...

The Causes of Action Against Defendants in Wrongful Employment Discharge Cases

In the case of the employee who was terminated by Mattel, Inc. after nearly 50 years of service, there are numerous legal causes of actions that our employment lawyers asserted. These causes of actions are often asserted in similar wrongful employment termination cases. They are listed to show what laws and remedies a...

New Wrongful Termination Case Filed Against Mattel By Danz Law

In a recent case, our firm filed an employment termination case in LA Superior Court. The case asserts that the plaintiff who worked for a company, Mattel, Inc. for just short of 50 years has the right to file his claim under the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), codified at California Government Code, Section...

Supreme Court Announces It Will Decide if the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Applies to Gay and Transgender Workers

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the principal laws that employees can use to hold employers accountable for discrimination in the workplace. The law forbids discrimination in hiring, firing, or job opportunities based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Supreme Court has agreed, a...

Supreme Court Invalidates Class Action Lawsuit on the Basis It Wasn’t Expressly Authorized

The trend of the US Supreme Court to make it harder for consumers and employers accountable continued with a 5-4 decision in the case of Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela. More and more the Supreme Court, according to Slate Magazine, which reported on the Lamps Plus, Inc. case, is favoring employers who draft employment contr...

New Ninth Circuit Ruling Applies Dynamex Decision Retroactively – Making It Hard to Say Workers aren’t Employees

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on May 2, 2019, that the California Supreme Court Dynamex decision can be applied retroactively. Dynamex changed the rules in the new gig economy – the sector of the economy that uses apps to help drive business while giving workers flexible hours. Both the Dynamex decision and...

New Law Explains Employers Rights to Ask about Prior Criminal Convictions

New Laws for California Employees on Background Checks Forbes reported that effective January 2, 1029, California employers will have to comply with a new law called the California Fair Chance Act. The law requires that employers in both the private and public sector delay any background checks until the employer make...

New Bill Seeks to End Mandatory Arbitration Contracts

Vox reported in Mid-November 2018, that the federal House of Representatives is considering a new law which will ban businesses from forcing workers to sign mandatory arbitration clauses before they could be hired. New York Representative Jerrold Nadler and other House Democrats introduced a bill called the Restoring J...