2017 - Shegerian Law
  • Which Industries Have the Worst Sexual Harassment Problems?

    December 28, 2017

    Over the last few months, the headlines have been dominated with shocking stories of sexual harassment in Hollywood. Even though these stories just started to emerge recently, many actors, actresses, directors, and producers have acknowledged that sexual harassment has always been a major issue within the industry. But unfortunately, the entertainment industry is far from […]

  • Hollywood is Making Headlines For Sexual Harassment Claims

    December 18, 2017

    Celebrity gossip blogs and tabloid magazines are usually filled with rumors on who’s dating who or which actors are feuding. But lately, many of the news stories have had a very different theme: sexual harassment. Countless stories of sexual harassment and assault have emerged out of Hollywood, many of which involve actors, comedians, and producers […]

  • Attorney Carney Shegerian Issues Comments on Whistleblower Retaliation Allegations Against Banc of California

    December 14, 2017

    Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, released a statement regarding the recent allegations made against Banc of California by a former employee. Heather Endresen alleges that a top executive at the bank engaged in sexual activity within the workplace and encouraged employees to do drugs and visit strip clubs. Endresen also […]

  • Attorney Carney Shegerian Issues Comments on NBC’s Decision to Terminate Matt Lauer Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

    December 11, 2017

     Carney Shegerian, trial lawyer and founder of the Los Angeles-based employment discrimination firm Shegerian & Associates, released a statement regarding Matt Lauer’s recent termination from NBC News. The network revealed last week during the Today show that Lauer was fired after an employee filed a complaint against him alleging inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. “Matt Lauer hosted the Today show for two decades […]

  • Can my employer force me to retire once I reach a certain age?

    December 11, 2017

    According to a recent poll, most American workers believe the ideal age to retire is between 60 and 65 years old. Retiring at this age means entering your golden years with enough money to live comfortably while you’re still young enough to enjoy the many perks of retirement. However, some workers may decide to retire […]

  • Can Men Be Victims of Sexual Harassment?

    December 6, 2017

    Many people assume that sexual harassment perpetrators are male and their victims are female, but that’s not always the case. Sexual harassment doesn’t discriminate. Sexual harassment victims can be male or female—and the perpetrators can be, too. What is Sexual Harassment? There are two main types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work […]

  • Shegerian & Associates Receives $8.46 Million Verdict In Discrimination & Whistleblower Case

    November 28, 2017

    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A California jury awarded a $8.46 million verdict yesterday for Shegerian & Associates’ client Talbert Mitchell against his former employer, SEIU Local 721.  The lawsuit alleged SEIU discriminated against Mitchell on the basis of disability, taking medical leave, and ultimately wrongfully terminated Mitchell for whistleblowing. Mitchell began working with SEIU […]

  • What Must Be Proven In An Employment Retaliation Claim?

    November 27, 2017

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that there were over 42,000 retaliation charges filed in 2016, making retaliation the most common type of alleged discrimination. Even though the EEOC released guidelines to employers last year that answered frequently asked questions about what constitutes retaliation, this type of discrimination is still prevalent in the workplace. […]

  • Can A Potential Employer Ask Me To Take A Medical Exam During A Job Interview?

    November 20, 2017

    Many people worry that having a mental or physical condition could affect their ability to find employment in the state of California. For this reason, concerned job applicants often wonder whether it is legal for a potential employer to ask them to take a medical exam as part of the interview process. If you have […]

  • Shegerian & Associates: California Appeals Court Affirms Verdict On Compensatory Damages In Leggins V. Rite Aid

    November 17, 2017

    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The California Court of Appeal ruled this week to affirm the trial court’s judgment awarding compensatory damages for Robert Leggins, a former employee of Rite Aid Corporation, in the matter of Leggins v. Rite Aid Corporation. In July, 2015, a California jury reached a seven-figure verdict in the case in which Leggins alleged the company […]