I have focused my employment law practice exclusively on "Employee Rights" for over 15 years. I have been in the practice of law for over 33 years as an active litigator. I am currently the 2011 Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association, with over 400 members. In this capacity I am responsible for providing the Section with timely employment law topics presented by recognized experts.
Most of my employment law practice focuses on representing fired, transferred, demoted, or laid off employees who were selected for termination of employment because of age, race, sex, national origin, religion, use of medical leave, disability, or sundry like categories, or because these complained to management about illegal pay practices, harassment, discrimination, securities fraud, unsafe work practices, or other illegal business practices.
General Areas of My Employment Law Practice:
Wrongful Termination; Discrimination (based on
age, disability, cancer condition, use of medical leave, pregnancy,
race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
sexual harassment); Whistleblower Retaliation (for complaints to the
employer or government agency); Wage and Hour Violations, including
potential class actions; Privacy Violations, Assaults and Battery,
Defamation, Fraud by Employer in Representing Terms of Employment;
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress.
"Do I Have A Case?"
A "case" is tested by whether the elements of proof are likely
present to persuade a court that the employer's conduct permits you
to recover damages.
Do you wonder if you have a case? Find out.
ARTICLE OF THE WEEK:
THE CENSOR: HE HAS A FACE,
AND HE IS US
For those intrepid few who dare
to express themselves as indiscreetly as the English language will allow, there
is AB 1844, soon to be officially Labor Code Section 980 et seq. The California legislature has come to the
protection of persons too dense, too indifferent, too rich, too independent or
too eccentric to give a damn what they post on social media. Of course, it also has provided protection
for even the cautious citizen who has no personality to hide. No one, not even someone whose greatest
contribution to public debate is how to cook vegetables, should be required to
give up his username and password to a meddling employer.
In the early days of social media,
I think there was an illusion that a person could be “real” in that environment. The illusion is over. If you want to be real, transparent, and open,
well, it turns out the old fashioned friends who actually meet over dinner or
shared activities may be the answer after all.
Did we once hope that social
media would provide that open intellectual space where viewpoints had room to
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