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Category Archives: Civil Rights

Pregnancy Job Discrimination – Laws, Rights & Remedies

When a woman is pregnant or has recently given birth, she is entitled to the same civil rights as any other employee.  Failure by an employer to meet the federal…

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Using California’s Civil Code to Prosecute Civil Rights Cases

Using California Civil Code Section 52.1 in conjunction with California’s Labor Code and Other Statutes This article originally published in the Consumer Attorneys of California March/April 2018 Magazine. Download the…

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Excessive Force by Police Officers

At times, when a police officer arrests someone who is suspected of, or is committing a crime, they must use physical force.  When the suspect appears to pose an immediate…

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Former LAPD Officer Not Charged in Fatal Shooting of Brendon Glenn

V. James DeSimone, attorney for Brendon Glenn's family, offers these comments on behalf of his clients: "The family of Brendon Glenn is very disappointed that charges will not be filed.…

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4 Things You Need to Know About California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act AB-450

Effective January 1, 2018, California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act has raised serious questions to both employees and employers about government intrusion into the workplace. Many undocumented immigrant workers are scared…

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Attorney DeSimone Achieves $4 Million Settlement for Family of Brendon Glenn in Wrongful Death Caused by LAPD Police Officer

Brendon Glenn’s Death Due to Unjustified and Excessive Deadly Force On May 5, 2015, an African American man by the name of Brendon Glenn, was shot and killed after being…

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Family of Los Angeles Sheriff Department Shooting Victim Files Federal Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Sept. 19, 2016) – The discovery of a video from a nearby nursery school of Los Angeles Sheriff deputies shooting an 18-year-old man in Norwalk, Calif., revealed,…

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The recent publicity surrounding episodes of police violence around the country makes clear that police officers need to be properly trained and prompt and thorough investigations and corrective action must…

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