Former Employee Wins $11.1 million judgment against Hologram Production Executive

Former Employee Wins $11.1 million judgment against Hologram Production Executive The Los Angeles Times reported on April 27, 2019, that a 42-year old woman was awarded $3.1 million in compensatory and non-economic damages and $8 million in punitive damages – for her sexual harassment lawsuit. Ms. Chastity Jones b...

The #MeToo Movement and Civil Lawsuits

2018 saw the rise of a new movement – the #MeToo movement. Women began to disclose experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. A chorus of victims stepped forward. The #MeToo movement started in October 2017 on social media. As a result of the movement, criminal cases have been brought against some o...

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: The Problem with Reporting it to HR As all of us at Stephen Danz & Associates look forward to 2018, with new employment laws, rules and priorities. A few yellow flags and warnings follow. This is important reading for anyone facing sexual harassment by a boss, co worker or eve...

40th Year Helping California Employees as Your Employment Lawyer

As we at Los Angeles Employment Attorney look forward to our 40th year of helping employees throughout California turn employer wrongs into employee rights, we'd like to share in this blog one of our greatest frustrations, employees who quit without trying to solve their work-related issues first. These concerns run ac...

Weekly Recap: Google, Apple, HP and Other Silicon Valley Technology Companies Facing Multiple Age Discrimination Lawsuits And the Constitutionality of California’s new Age Protection Law

In the last several months, our attorneys report extremely busy filings of age discrimination lawsuits against technology companies in California. The most notorious company Hewlett Packard (“HP”) has been sued 28 times since mid-2013. Along with HP, Cisco (11), Apple (9) and Google (8) were reported as leading the...

Northern California Race Discrimination Update: Fresno’s Farmers Insurance Settles for $225K and Napa Valley’s Sutter Home Winery Faces Discrimination and Retaliation Allegations

The first case reported is instrumental for our Fresno based clients.  Here, Farmers Insurance Exchange agreed to pay $225,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.  The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and alleged that Farmers Insurance discriminated ag...

Police Department Settles with Two Female Police Officers in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Our sources report that two female police officers won a pregnancy discrimination case in federal court alleging that the city’s policy toward pregnant women violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”) and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). The policy did not allow pregnant women t...

Age Discrimination and Retaliation Verdict of $4.25M against Abbott Labs

Our attorneys report that last week a federal jury found that Abbott Labs, one of the largest health care companies in the world, violated its employee’s rights based on age discrimination and retaliation.  In turn, the jury awarded the victim $4.25 million after age discrimination was proven by a preponderance of t...