California Company Agrees to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Claim and Retaliation Claim for $690,000

The EEOC recently announced that Sierra Creative Systems, Inc. doing business as Addressers agreed to settle an EEOC lawsuit. Addressers is a California company that does printing, mailing, and fulfillment. The EEOC charges included the following: The sexual harassment part of the lawsuit claimed that at Sierra...

P3 California Employment Laws Schedule to Take Effect in 2020 – Discrimination, Retaliation, and Harassment Laws

The following two laws affect how workers are judged and treated in the workplace. The aim of SB 188 is to recognize how race has been unfairly used to discriminate in employment based on historical traits such as hair texture and style. The law amends how race is defined (and thus amends the California Fair Employm...

Appeal of a Seven Million Dollar Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination Verdict against Yoga Master Bikram Choudhury Dismissed

Las year Minakshi Jafa-Bodden obtained a near $7 million verdict against Bikram Choudhury. Ms. Jafa-Boden was in the in-house counsel for the yoga guru. Ms. Jafa-Bodden brought the lawsuit in 2013 claiming that the guru repeatedly harassed women at work including herself. She claimed students massaged her and asked to ...

San Diego Hospice Company Defrauds Government and Pays $3.5 Million Dollar Settlement to Medicare/Med-Cal and Whistleblower

Our Southern California Whistleblower and False Claims Act attorneys reported another multi-million dollar settlement reached against San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care Corporation (“SDHPC”).  Of note, not all palliative care falls within hospice care.  Rather, palliative care is meant to relieve symptoms of a...

Prescription Drug Company Omnicare Settles Whistleblower Complaint for $8 Million

Our Los Angeles Whistleblower Attorneys reported that one of the largest prescription drug companies swiftly agreed to settle a False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower claim for false billing of Medicare and Medicaid.  The crux of the complaint was that in 28 states, including California, Omnicare billed the government f...

City Attorney False Claims Act Case Results in $2 million Verdict For San Francisco City Attorney

Our San Francisco and Sacramento employment attorneys report another multi-million dollar whistleblower verdict. This time the jury sided with a former San Francisco city attorney who was the whistleblower and received $2 million dollars for damages which included emotional damages and lost earnings. The Whistleblower,...

Humana Found to Ignore Medicare Advantage Fraudulent Billing – Triggering Massive False Claims Act Lawsuit

Our healthcare false claims act attorneys have been closely following a number of managed care organization False Claims Act (“FCA”) cases making their way through the courts.  One of the largest is the Humana, Inc. case which involves a Complaint against one of the biggest Medicare Advantage companies in the U.S....

Trump’s Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Pasadena-based OneWest Embroiled in False Claims Act Allegations Owing Government Approx. $100 Million Dollars

An interesting case surfaced last week against Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the bank he ran called OneWest, headquartered in Pasadena, California. Mr. Mnuchin led a group that ran OneWest before selling it for $3.4 Billion. In the interim, a former employee of OneWest, Andrew Mitchell, alleged that h...

2017 Starts Off with Multi-Million Dollar False Claims Fraudulent Billing Claim & DOJ’s 2016 Year End Report Review

For 40 years, our attorneys have been helping California employees who have been wronged or witnessed wrongdoing against their coworkers or the government.  We ensure that every measure is taken to protect our clients so that they may continue to safeguard our rights and call-out companies with the knowledge that they...

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...