Former Employee Gets $5.6M For Standing Up for Ex-Wife

Employee Gets $5.6M After Standing Up for His Ex-Wife

Chivalry isn’t dead, especially when it pays-off like this. A Sacramento, CA jury came back today with a gross verdict of $5,653,604.38 in favor of a former claims adjuster, Robert “Bob” Sallustio, a 28-year employee who was defamed and terminated by Kemper Independence Insurance Co. after he tried to stop Kemper management from harassing his ex-wive, who…

President Signs Order to Ban LGBT Discrimination

President Signs Order to Ban LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

President Barak Obama signed executive order 13762 today, which operates to prohibit LGBT discrimination against employees of the federal government and federal government contractors. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals. The president did so by amending two previous executive orders (the Equal Employment Opportunity from 1965 and Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government from 1969)  by adding “sexual orientation” and “sexual identity” to…

UPS to Pay $700,000 In Attorney Fees After $27K Verdict

UPS to Pay $700,000 In Attorney Fees After $27k Verdict

Orange County Employment Attorney: Ouch. A December decision by a federal appellate court is sure to intrigue employment attorneys as well as hopeful plaintiffs. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed an award of nearly $700,000 in attorney fees against UPS even though a jury only awarded $27,000 in damages to its…

Recent Discrimination Case Gives Your Boss More Incentive to Write You Up- Orange County Employment Attorney

Problems With Your TPS Reports? Recent Discrimination Case Gives Your Boss More Incentive to Write You Up

Didn’t you get that memo? One of the most important new employment cases coming down from the California Supreme Court this year has definitely been Harris v. City of Santa Monica. In a nutshell, the Court’s holding in Harris gives California Employers even more incentive to document and exaggerate the mistakes and shortcomings of their employees.…

Orange County Employment Attoreny: Greenberg Traurig LLP's $200 Million Sex Discrimination Class Action

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s $200 Million Sex Discrimination Class Action Suit is Scheduled for Mediation

Orange County Employment Attorney: A big law firm with an office in Orange County, Greenberg Traurig LLP, and one its former attorneys, Francine Griesing, will move towards mediation to settle claims in a $200 million class action case involving sex discrimination. Griesing has claimed that the firm has systemically discriminated against female shareholders in regard…