Disability Discrimination Victory of $1,000,000 for a Deputy Fire Chief in San Diego and Associational Disability Discrimination Claim against California Trucking Company

As some of California’s leading attorneys, Stephen Danz & Associates are proud to represent hundreds of California residents spanning San Diego to Sacramento in their pursuit of justice against discrimination.  We start off this blog post by a report from our San Diego Employment Attorneys about an ex-deputy fir...

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...

You Are Protected Against Sexual Harassment At Work

The term "sexual harassment" is all over the news: for example, the $20 million settlement paid out to Gretchen Carlson, a TV host who accused former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes of pervasive sexual harassment over several years. California has strong laws against sexual harassment that our employment law attorneys a...

New EEOC Guidance Will Undoubtedly Affect Equal Pay and Pregnancy Discrimination Litigation

It is our firm’s outlook that the second half of 2016 will expose many more equal pay violations in the workplace both nationally and in California. One of the reasons for that is earlier this June the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) presented new guidance documents addressing the equal employmen...

Transgender Discrimination – Elucian Tech Company $140,000 Settlement for Removing Transgender Employee from Workplace

Transgender discrimination has been the hottest employment law discrimination area in recent months.  In fact, since 2012, employment discrimination against employees as a result of them being transgender has qualified as sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Further, sex discrimination...

Jury Awards $3 Million to a School District’s Employees for Unlawful Retaliation AND An Editor Sues Associated Press for Race Discrimination and Retaliation

Last Friday, a federal jury awarded over $3 million dollars to six current and former employees of a school district.  The employees’ main allegation was that they were demoted and their salaries were reduced as an act of retaliation by the board of trustees due to the employees’ political affiliation during a pri...

Protected Speech in Quicken Loans’ Workplace and the Creation of Hostile Work Environment Awards Choked Worker $7.4M

A recent case involved the termination of an employee after another employee overheard him swearing in the bathroom while discussing client matters.  Specifically, a Quicken Loans representative was speaking to another in the restroom when he was overheard by another employee who was in one of the stalls.  That emplo...

Danz’ Weekly Five Employee Rights Law Update

In this segment of Danz' Weekly Five Employee Rights Law Update, we aim to provide our subscribers with a healthy dose of educational and timely information from recent cases or new laws. Enjoy. (1) Unpaid interns and volunteers are now considered employees when it comes to California's Fair Employment and Hou...