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Employee At SoCal Whole Foods Canned After Complaining Of Cockroaches In Kitchen And Raising Other Food Safety Concerns 150 150 Shegerian Law

Employee At SoCal Whole Foods Canned After Complaining Of Cockroaches In Kitchen And Raising Other Food Safety Concerns

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A man who worked at a Southern California Whole Foods store says he was terminated after raising public safety concerns, which included but weren’t limited to, the existence of cockroaches in the kitchen where food is prepared for the public. Michael Orellana began his career with Whole Foods…

‘The Legislature Has Reacted’ In Wake Of #MeToo Movement, Says Employee-Rights Attorney 150 150 Shegerian Law

‘The Legislature Has Reacted’ In Wake Of #MeToo Movement, Says Employee-Rights Attorney

‘The Legislature Has Reacted’ In Wake Of #MeToo Movement, Says Employee-Rights Attorney Carney Shegerian, an employee-rights attorney, appeared on KCAL9 News with Amy Johnson to discuss new laws in place designed to protect employees in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Click to Watch KCAL9 Coverage of this story

Jury Awards Former Baldwin Park Police Chief $7 Million In Gender Discrimination Case 150 150 Shegerian Law

Jury Awards Former Baldwin Park Police Chief $7 Million In Gender Discrimination Case

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A jury on Wednesday awarded a former Baldwin Park Police chief $7 million for being fired in 2013 because of her gender. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for less than a day before finding that 63-year-old Lili Hadsell was subjected to gender discrimination, gender harassment and retaliation. Hadsell, sitting in…

$3.75 Million Awarded to Former Catholic School Teacher in Verdict Against Archdiocese of Los Angeles 150 150 Shegerian Law

$3.75 Million Awarded to Former Catholic School Teacher in Verdict Against Archdiocese of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier this week, Kourtney Liggins, a former Catholic school teacher, was awarded $3.75 million in a verdict against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for wrongful termination. A Los Angeles Supreme Court Jury also awarded Liggins $87,000 in punitive damages against Archdiocese’s Father Michael Tang. A former educator at the…

Shegerian & Associates: Los Angeles’ Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT) Sued for Disability Discrimination 150 150 Shegerian Law

Shegerian & Associates: Los Angeles’ Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT) Sued for Disability Discrimination

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Craig Sipp, a former employee of The Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT), has filed eleven claims against the homeless-aid organization relating to alleged disability discrimination and wrongful termination based thereof. In March 2018, after almost eight years of employment with SRHT, Sipp was diagnosed with colon cancer and a…

Shegerian & Associates: “Rehab to the Stars” Treatment Center Sued by Former VP Over Fraud Claims 150 150 Shegerian Law

Shegerian & Associates: “Rehab to the Stars” Treatment Center Sued by Former VP Over Fraud Claims

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A former vice president for Passages Addiction Treatment Centers, a Los Angeles company whose posh resorts cater to celebrities and other wealthy individuals seeking substance abuse treatment, has sued the company for retaliating against her due to exposing fraud in the company. Maureen Fahey, a former senior vice president…

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What You Need to Know About Mandatory Arbitration 300 300 Shegerian Law

What You Need to Know About Mandatory Arbitration

More than 55 percent of U.S. workers are subject to mandatory arbitration. (Getty Images) Starting a new job can stir up excitement and anxiety. In that emotional whirlwind, it’s easy to overlook practical tasks such as closely reading your employment contract. But that document may contain terms and conditions you should know about in advance,…

California Legislature Passes Bill Restoring Workers’ Right to Class-Action Lawsuits 150 150 Shegerian Law

California Legislature Passes Bill Restoring Workers’ Right to Class-Action Lawsuits

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — California’s state senate last week passed a state assembly bill that will prevent employers from forcing workers to sign mandatory arbitration clauses as a condition of employment. The bill, known as AB 3080, comes as an urgent response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. In May, the Court…

Shegerian & Associates, Inc.: Former Delta Airlines Pilot Alleges the Airline Conspired to Terminate Him 150 150 Shegerian Law

Shegerian & Associates, Inc.: Former Delta Airlines Pilot Alleges the Airline Conspired to Terminate Him

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A former Delta Airlines pilot filed suit on Monday against the airline for wrongful termination and retaliation. Michael Protack, 61, had served as a pilot for Delta for over 20 years in good standing before a work-related dispute caused Delta to remove him from flying duties and increasingly retaliate…

Jury Awards $289 Million to Terminally Ill Man Who Claimed Roundup Made Him Sick 150 150 Shegerian Law

Jury Awards $289 Million to Terminally Ill Man Who Claimed Roundup Made Him Sick

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In one of the biggest verdicts of its kind, a California jury on Aug. 10 ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a terminally ill man for contributing to his cancer. Dewayne Johnson, 46 and father of two, had been a groundskeeper for a school district near…

Shegerian & Associates, Inc.: Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against ‘League of Legends’ Developer Riot Games 150 150 Shegerian Law

Shegerian & Associates, Inc.: Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against ‘League of Legends’ Developer Riot Games

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A former Riot Games employee filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, alleging disability discrimination, wrongful termination, and breach of contract. Peter Grossman, 51, had joined the developer of the blockbuster MMO League of Legends as a recruiter in 2011. During his first several years at…

Shegerian & Associates, Inc.: Plaintiff Sues Warner Bros. for Disability Harassment and Discrimination 150 150 Shegerian Law

Shegerian & Associates, Inc.: Plaintiff Sues Warner Bros. for Disability Harassment and Discrimination

LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Kristin Prichard, a former employee of Warner Bros., has filed fourteen claims against the media giant relating to alleged disability harassment and discrimination during her employment there. In 2007, Prichard was diagnosed with several mental disabilities, including bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and an anxiety disorder. Under the…