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...

Lessons Learned from Recent Employment Disability Discrimination Cases against Sharp Healthcare and Home Depot

The first case presents an example of an applicant being discriminated against based on her disability even before starting to work.  On November 1, 2016, San Diego health system Sharp Healthcare paid $90,000 as part of a settlement after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed the disability di...

Disability Discrimination Is Not OK – Employees Have Rights

Have you ever wondered what your rights are in the workplace? In today's post, we will discuss disability discrimination and how California law protects employees who are or become disabled. We have previously written about what is a disability under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). An employee i...

Large Gas Station Operator Murphy Oil Faces Disability Discrimination Lawsuit under ADA by Former Employee

A disability discrimination lawsuit was filed last week against a large gas station operator by the name of Murphy Oil.  The main allegation by the former employee was that the company terminated him knowing he had severe back problems instead of accommodating him in compliance with the law.  The employee worked for ...

Mocking Employees Places Wal-Mart in Hot Water After Charges of Disability Discrimination

An interesting case this week charges Wal-Mart with failing to prevent a hostile work environment and disability discrimination.  The former employee was a disabled forty-seven year old with cerebral palsy who had a long and proven track record of nineteen years working at Wal-Mart.  He even had a coach who trained h...

Workplace Retaliation Claims Rose in 2015 and LA Settles Yet Another Multi-Million Dollar Discrimination Case

A former City of Los Angeles gardener received a $3.8 million settlement after a jury found that he was subjected to disability and race discrimination. The gardener worked for the city for 20 years before being forced to retire in 2010 after experiencing harassment and disability for having a mental disability and for...

Gender and Disability Discrimination Continue to Flood the Courts

This week we observed additional interesting cases of gender and disability discrimination.   One case was settled by the troubled restaurant chain Chipotle and the other by a hospital chain.  These cases are a constant reminder that discrimination and retaliation are persistent events occurring in our society and t...

Former USC Coach Sues for $30 Million Under Alcoholism-Related Disability Discrimination

An interesting recent lawsuit shows the complex world of disability discrimination and the requirements of employers to engage in the interactive process. The lawsuit was brought by USC’s former head coach Steve Sarkisian and alleges that the University fired him instead of accommodating his drinking problem (a disab...

$7 Million Age And Disability Discrimination Verdict Against Major Newspaper

A jury awarded an award winning columnist $7.1 million after finding that the Los Angeles Times discriminated against him due to his age and disability. In this blog post, we will provide a brief overview of age discrimination and disability discrimination claims. We will also explain how the law protects employees aga...

Age and Disability Discrimination in the Entertainment Industry

A California court this week heard arguments in a case by a former “The Young and the Restless” star who claims she was retaliated against. The Complaint’s main allegation is that Sony Pictures refused to rehire Actress victoria Rowell after she quit over supposed racial discrimination in the soap opera field. Ho...