Category Archives: Employment Law

Gay Black Man Accuses Google and Allied Universal of Allowing Unrelenting Workplace Harassment

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., Oct. 1, 2021 – A gay, Black security guard at Google’s Venice, California campus feared for his safety when his supervisor physically attacked him, threatened him to…

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Prosecuting A Race Discrimination Case Successfully for Plaintiffs

ACBA LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SECTION, ACBA, CHBA AND CABL Evaluation of the Case Race discrimination cases can be notoriously challenging to prosecute. Successful prosecution of a race discrimination requires corroboration…

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V. James DeSimone Named Top Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year

The legal trade publication, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, is honoring DeSimone in an upcoming special edition  LOS ANGELES, CALIF., June 22, 2021 – V. James DeSimone has been recognized…

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Family of woman fired for having cancer wins rare ruling from California Court of Appeal

Company acted in conscious disregard of Maria Lopez’s health when they trumped up reasons to fire their top salesperson, knowing she had cancer  LOS ANGELES, CALIF., April 16, 2021 —…

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Discrimination in Employment Layoffs During COVID-19

It is no secret that current COVID-19 pandemic has upended the U.S. economy. Even though some companies have had resources to continue paying their employees, the longer this pandemic continues,…

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COVID-19 and the Right to a Safe Workplace

This article was originally published on the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) blog on April 17, 2020 here. This past week, nurses at UCLA’s Santa Monica Hospital protested publicly for…

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Dealing with Verbal Abuse in California Workplace

Almost one-third of all employees in the workforce have been verbally abused at their place of employment according to the research done by the Workplace Bullying Institute. Other studies show…

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Interviewing While Pregnant: Your Legal Rights in California

As a woman in the workplace, you have the right to be free from any kind of discriminatory behavior based on pregnancy, related medical issues, or childbirth. The 1978 Pregnancy…

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