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...

False Claim Act Cases Result in Lucrative Awards for Whistleblowers

False Claims Act cases filed by whistleblowers are an important way to keep companies accountable when they defraud the government and consumers, and also compensate the whistleblower for their efforts in bringing the company to justice.  Below are some recent whistleblower cases of note, and the awards paid by the co...

What California Employees Should Know about Workplace Accommodation in 2018

What California Employees Should Know about Workplace Accommodation in 2018: Reasonable Accommodation vs. Undue Hardship By: Steve Danz, Esq. How do the courts interpret “undue hardship” to employers in exemption from the ADA? In an interesting recent case, an employee who was a computer graphics designer for ...

Employment Trials Trending Downward

Stephen Danz & Associates Blog Topic: California Employment Trials Trending Downward Salvador Long (not his real name) was expecting a jury trial right here in Los Angeles County when he consulted with an attorney. What Sal quickly came to realize was that employment law cases are among the least-likely to go to t...

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...

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...

$5.8 Million Awarded in Class Action Wage and Hour Claim

Just this Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court upheld a $5.8 million award in a class action lawsuit against Tyson Foods, Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo. Court-watchers across the country are hailing the decision as a “setback to corporate America” (The Los Angeles Times), and a boon for employees’ seeking justi...

Misclassification and Racial Discrimination Claims in Los Angeles

Ms. Jewel Gardner, a former employee of DineEquity Inc. (and formerly its predecessor, International House of Pankakes, and then IHOP), who had dedicated 22 years of work to her employer, has filed a California wage and racial bias lawsuit against the company.  As wage and misclassification lawsuits grow in number acr...

$3.8 Million Awarded to California Employee in Racial Discrimination Case

Another California employee has been awarded millions of dollars as a result of harassment and retaliation in the workplace. James Duffy began working for the City of Los Angeles in 1991.  For ten years, he maintained a mutually beneficial employment relationship at the Department of Recreation and Parks, even bein...

Another $1 Million for a Los Angeles Employee

Ms. Danielle Wells was a valued member of the Los Angeles Police Department for more than ten years, even being promoted to Sergeant during the time.  However, like all employees, Ms. Wells experienced complications related to her health which affected her ability to perform her duties at work.  During that time, Ms....