This was a disability discrimination case from 2010. The employee argued that she was able to do the job without the need of a reasonable accommodation, but the employer refused to hire her for an open job position due to medical concerns.
This was also a disability discrimination case from 2010. At issue in this matter was whether the State of California could limit the medical information that reviewed in making its decision that the employee was not disabled nor in need of a reasonable accommodation.
This was a wage/hour case from 2010. At issue was whether the time spent by a HVAC repairman driving all over California needed to be counted in determining whether or not the individual was owed overtime wages.
This was a case from 2010 that involved many issues, including failure of the employer to pay overtime pay to a “manager” of a retail store as well as failure to not give lunches and breaks as required by law.
This 2009 case also involved failure of an employer to pay all of the commissions owed. In this case, there was an employment agreement that contained “forfeiture” language stating that if an employee was terminated, they lost a portion of their commissions.
The issue in this 2008 case was twofold. First, it was a case involved an employee with a disability who was allegedly not being accommodated. But, it was also discovered that she was working a lot of overtime hours as a “manager”, but having to perform a significant amount of non-managerial duties (for example, cleaning the store or waiting on customers).
This 2008 case involved an employee who was injured on the job, but wanted to work through the pain to keep working. Eventually, the employee was unable to stand the pain and had to leave. One of the questions presented in this matter was the extent and availability of reasonable accommodations for the employee that were refused by the employer. Although we do not handle worker’s compensation matter, many of our clients are pursuaing both a worker’s compensation claim as well as our civil claim for discrimination.