Employment – Harassment, Discrimination & Retaliation

  • Obtained full defense decision in San Diego arbitration involving claims of pregnancy discrimination, whistle blower retaliation, and wrongful termination. 
  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment for a public entity on claims for disability discrimination, failure to accommodate disability, failure to engage in an interactive process, and whistle blower retaliation.
  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment in Los Angeles Superior Court for a University client, eliminating eleven employment-related causes of action, including claims of pregnancy discrimination, discrimination on the basis of mental disability, retaliation under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and retaliation for taking a protected leave of absence.
  • Obtained full defense verdict after ten-day jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court involving claims of sexual harassment.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles Superior Court in employment case, eliminating all causes of action, including retaliation claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Labor Code, national origin discrimination, gender discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and failure to pay wages under the Labor Code.
  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment in San Diego Superior Court in employment case, eliminating all causes of action, including wrongful termination and retaliation claims brought under the Labor Code and Health and Safety Code.
  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment in San Diego Superior Court in employment case, eliminating all causes of action, including discrimination based on disability, failure to accommodate disability, failure to engage in the interactive process, retaliation under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and retaliation and interference with the California Family Rights Act.
  • Prevailed on demurrer in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained complete dismissal of employment case alleging harassment, discrimination and retaliation based on lapse of the statute of limitation.
  • Prevailed on anti-SLAPP motion and demurrer in San Diego Superior Court, resulting in complete dismissal of case involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defamation.
  • Obtained full defense verdict for corporate client after two week jury trial in San Diego Superior Court involving claims of sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
  • Obtained full defense verdict in the first case to go to a jury trial under the California whistleblower protection law.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice against plaintiff in a case involving claims of sexual discrimination and harassment in San Bernardino Superior Court (Victorville) on the grounds that plaintiff failed to exhaust her administrative remedies in tribal court and failed to join an indispensable party to the action.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Los Angeles Superior Court eliminating claims of racial discrimination and retaliation against a law firm.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Eastern District Federal Court involving multiple plaintiffs claiming discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and breach of contract.
  • Obtained summary judgment in arbitration in Sacramento involving claims of discrimination and retaliation.
  • Prevailed on appeal of summary judgment in Sacramento Superior Court in favor of client involving claim of wrongful termination. The appeal was before the Third Appellate District.
  • Obtained dismissals for waiver of costs in favor of multiple clients involving claim of sexual harassment, filed in San Diego.
  • Obtained summary judgment in arbitration for Fortune 500 company involving claims of race/gender discrimination, retaliation and defamation.
  • Secured the outright dismissal of an Unruh Act claim brought in San Diego Superior Court, in exchange for a waiver of costs.
  • Obtained a dismissal with prejudice and an order of costs against the plaintiff in a sexual harassment case brought in Orange County Superior Court.
  • Prevailed on motion to quash service and dismiss a sexual harassment lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court on the ground that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over a Native American business, due to tribal immunity.
  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment (and subsequent appeal) in Los Angeles Superior Court, eliminating all causes of action, including age discrimination, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, whistleblower/retaliation, and wage claims for misclassification as an exempt employee.
  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment in San Diego Superior Court, eliminating all causes of action including allegations of disability, medical condition, and perceived medical condition discrimination.
  • Successfully opposed a petition in San Diego County Superior Court to vacate an arbitration award that denied an applicant for employment’s claimed entitlement to “careful consideration” under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Prevailed on a summary adjudication motion in Los Angeles Superior Court on nearly all causes of action, including retaliation claim, reducing a lawsuit to nuisance value settlement.
  • Obtained summary judgment in Sacramento Superior Court in a case involving race, age, disability discrimination and wrongful termination. Convinced the plaintiff and court to dismiss the race class action portion of case filed in federal court.
  • Prevailed on motion for summary judgment in arbitration disposing of entire case, which consisted of 10 causes of action including wrongful termination, retaliation for taking a medical leave and reporting violations of wage and hour laws, disability and age-related discrimination, hostile work environment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.