Resolved a lawsuit against the County of Los Angeles filed by a probationary Deputy Public Defender, who was terminated at the end of her one-year probationary period. Plaintiff alleged she complained that the department’s policies violated the Labor Code, among other laws. The County alleged that plaintiff displayed hostility to her supervisor and made misrepresentations about her cases.
Settled a case brought by an employee of a large hospital corporation, wherein the employee complained several times about the hospital’s failure to follow its own COVID safety protocols. Shortly after the complaints, plaintiff was terminated following two co-workers’ complaints that she acted unprofessionally, was disrespectful and “bossy,” and had poor relations with her subordinates.
Settled a lawsuit brought by an employee of a large cosmetics corporation who believed the company ignored valid consumer complaints regarding the safety of its products. Plaintiff complained to her superiors, to OSHA, and eventually to the FDA. During this time period, a new supervisor was hired above plaintiff. The new supervisor stripped job duties from plaintiff, and allegedly made the employee’s life very difficult. Plaintiff resigned and claimed it was a wrongful constructive termination.
Resolved a case brought by a therapist who was employed by a large corporation. The employee received a very positive performance evaluation. Shortly thereafter, the therapist complained several times in writing about shortened meal periods, missed breaks, and the lack of a break room. Within six weeks the employee was fired for missing a single staff meeting.