Employee & Workers' Rights

Employee & Workers' Rights

  • Martin v. Texaco Refining and Marketing, Inc. (Los Angeles County Superior Court, 1991).
    In this historic gender discrimination cases brought on behalf of a woman denied a promotion by her long time employer, Texaco, Dan Stormer obtained a verdict of $20.3 million in 1991. Over 30 years later, the verdict still stands as one of the largest ever obtained in a single plaintiff gender discrimination matter.
  • Wysinger v. Automobile Club of Southern California (Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. 01132996, 2015).
    Disability discrimination and retaliation claims tried to a jury resulting in judgment of over $2.85 million.
  • Steffens v. Regus Group PLC (United States District Court, Southern District, Case No. 08 CV 1494 LAB WVG, 2013).
    Jury verdict of $4,646,252 against property management giant Regus, for retaliatory firing its general manager in a San Diego facility after she reported break and overtime violations.
  • Schell v. City of Los Angeles (United States District Court, Central District, Case No. CV 00-01454, 2001).
    Whistleblower lawsuit filed on behalf of civilian employee of Los Angeles Police Department who was transferred and then fired for refusing to change her testimony in a prior lawsuit. Trial resulted in $4.3 million verdict for plaintiff, including a punitive damage award of $500,000 against Chief of Police Bernard Parks and $250,000 against his assistant, Commander Watson.
  • Allison v. City of Long Beach (United States District Court, Central District, Case No. CV 89-3240, 1991).
    In a historic matter that became a television movie, Barbara Hadsell represented two female Long Beach police officers who had been sexually harassed. Case resulted in $4 million verdict for plaintiffs (1991).
  • Booker v. County of Los Angeles, et al. (Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 20STCV02257, 2021).
    $175,000.00 Settlement on behalf of a fired Black employee who believed that the was being harassed on account of his race. Despite a finding that the harassment was not based on race, Plaintiff obtained a settlement including payment and a full pension valued at over $1,500,000.
  • Sarah Murphy v. West Los Angeles College, et al. (Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No.18STCV07332, 2020).
    We represented student worker with a disability employed by West Los Angeles College, who was sexually assaulted and sexually harassed by one of her supervisors, a former dean. The case settled for $795,000.
  • Duchan v. Los Angeles Unified School District, et al. (Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC591524, 2019).
    Lawsuit filed on behalf of Los Angeles Unified School District art teacher whom LAUSD suspended and publicly defamed after an ex-student created a fake Facebook account in his name and posted sexually explicit posts. The case settled for $499,999.
  • Crystal Losorelli v. State of California et al. (San Bernardino Superior Court, Case No. CIVDS 1418794, 2017).
    Pregnancy and sex discrimination case filed on behalf of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employee who was constructively terminated after her employer refused to engage in the interactive process and provide reasonable accommodations. The lawsuit settled for $925,000.
  • Confidential Arbitration (2020).
    $3,069,729.84 arbitration award including $1,000,000 in punitive damages in arbitration on behalf of a senior global sales executive fired for whistleblowing.
  • Mara Pelsman v. Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center et al. (Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case BC699392, 2019).
    Whistleblower lawsuit filed by female CEO of hospital who was fired after she reported concerns about the all-male Board of Director’s improper conduct. The parties settled the case after opening statements on the first day of trial.
  • Frost v. Hesperia School District (San Bernardino Superior Court, Case No. CIVDS1313980, 2019).
    $850,000 settlement for teacher terminated in retaliation of her defense of LGBT high school students.
  • Estrada v. City of LA Habra Heights(Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case number: BC 502851, 2015).
    $500,000 settlement for city employee with disabilities for disability discrimination.
  • Mango v. City of Maywood (Los Angeles County Superior Court, 2015).
    $750,000 settlement on behalf of Assistant City Manager who alleged that he was retaliated against for assisting FBI in criminal probe.
  • Tostado v. City of Los Angeles (2003).
    Our lawyers brought one of the first discrimination cases against the City of Los Angeles Police Department on behalf of an officer for wrongful demotion based upon gender discrimination. The settlement of $1.3 million was at the time the largest such settlement in the City’s history.
  • Lopez v. City of Alhambra (Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC 209 442, 2000).
    Latina police sergeant sued city of Alhambra for failure to promote her because of her sex and race. Case settled for $800,300, plus a retroactive promotion to lieutenant making the Plaintiff the first Latina promoted to management.
  • Cameron v. City of Los Angeles (United States District Court, Central District, Case No. CV 95-2127 WMB, 2000).
    Case by four female firefighters alleging sexual discrimination and harassment against the Los Angeles Fire Department. Case settled for $795,000.
  • Mosleh v. City of El Segundo (YC 025 903, 1999).
    In the cutting edge case brought by two City employees who were harassed and discriminated against because of their gender and race, our firm obtained the clients a settlement of $1.33 million.
  • Henry v. JAMS/Endispute, Inc (BC 171 321, 1998).
    Breach of contract action by retired Judge Dana Senit Henry against JAMS. Plaintiff won nearly $600,000 in a case heard by referee.
  • Draper v. USC (1997).
    In a matter brought by a female professor against the University of Southern California for sexual harassment, retaliation, failure to tenure case, our attorneys obtained a then record settlement of $550,000.
  • Vitale v. City of Long Beach (Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC 126 134, 1996).
    Female city prosecutor alleged sexual discrimination and harassment by male prosecutors. Settled for $750,000.
  • Bonsangue v. ADP (1993).
    Verdict in age discrimination case of over $1 million.
  • Confidential (2021).
    Confidential settlement for $845,000 in action brought on behalf of long term employee alleging sexual harassment, sex-based discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and sexual and emotional abuse against her former employer.
  • Confidential(2021).
    $1,250,000 settlement in action alleging race discrimination and wrongful termination.
  • Confidential (2018).
    $4.5 million confidential settlement on behalf of a senior entertainment industry executive fired for whistleblowing.
  • Confidential (2017).
    $500,000 settlement in 2017 for Executive Director who claimed that he had been harassed and ultimately terminated on account of race and sexual orientation.
  • Confidential (2017).
    Settlement of $2,300,000 on behalf of Executive Director terminated for complaining of about sex harassment by a Board member.
  • Confidential (2017).
    2017 Settlement of $975,000 for associate denied partnership.
  • Confidential (2016).
    $250,000 settlement in 2016 on behalf of janitor illegal terminated from his job in retaliation for complaining of illegal activity.
  • Confidential (2016).
    $630,000 involving allegations of unlawful termination in retaliation for Plaintiffs claims of race discrimination.
  • Confidential (2014).
    Settlement for $2,750,000 in discrimination and Harassment case brought on behalf of African-American employee harassed by co-workers where supervisors refused to take corrective measures.
  • Confidential (2014).
    $165,200 settlement against employer accused of having its Executive Director arrested for allegedly stealing a computer.
  • Confidential (2009).
    A workplace sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit involving a gay male who was terminated from his employment after complaining to the owners of graphic harassment by the owners against himself, based on his sexual orientation, and other employees based on sex and race. Settled on the eve of trial for $1.3 million. (2009)
  • Confidential (2009).
    Settlement of a sex/pregnancy discrimination case against a music publishing company settled for $450,000.
  • Confidential (2009).
    $1.1 million settlement against public entity on behalf of three plaintiffs who alleged retaliation for prior complaints and/or support for the others’ complaints of discrimination.
  • Confidential (2004).
    Retaliation for whistleblowing claims settled for $1.2 million.
  • Confidential (2004).
    Arbitrator’s award of $770,000 million for retaliation on behalf of client who complained of discrimination.
  • Confidential (2003).
    In one of the largest settlements of its kind, our firm resolved claims of salesperson wrongfully terminated based on race in the amount of $3.4 million.
  • Confidential (2001).
    After years of litigation, our lawyers obtained a $3.2 million settlement against a major tele-communications company where they were denied their commissions on a multi-million dollar services contract.
  • Confidential (2000).
    Our attorneys obtained a settlement on behalf of investment broker wrongfully terminated on account of her gender in the amount of $9 million.
  • Confidential (1998).
    Settlement of sexual harassment case against a national law firm settled for $1.1 million.
  • Confidential (1997).
    Settlement of sexual harassment case against a television company resolved for $870,000.
  • Confidential (1995).
    Confidential settlement: $800,000 settlement in a sexual harassment, retaliation case brought on behalf of a female working in the male-dominated aerospace industry.

Contact Us Today

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.