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  • Former employee accuses Vista fire official of sexual harassment

    December 27, 2023

    A former employee of the Vista Fire Department has filed a lawsuit alleging that she was sexually harassed by a current battalion fire chief and faced retaliation for reporting her concerns. In a complaint filed in August in Vista Superior Court, Karina Wakefield, who worked in the department as a fire inspector from fall 2021 […]

  • The Top Rated Workplaces in Southern California

    November 26, 2023

    The Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing team is well aware that employees valued by leadership end up caring for each other – and their clients. Those who feel inspired by the companies where they work feel empowered and motivated. Additionally, they share and support the corporate vision. When factors such as diversity, equity, inclusion, communication […]

  • Leaders of Influence: Labor & Employment Attorneys 2023 – Carney Shegerian

    October 24, 2023

    Carney Shegerian has made a measurable impact over the past 33 years as an enthusiastic advocate and seasoned trial attorney for those who have been wronged by their former employers. Since launching Shegerian & Associates over two decades ago, Shegerian has developed a reputation as “the people’s attorney,” fighting passionately for the rights of his […]

  • Mark Binder, Chang M. Liu, Anthony Nguyen and Greg Skalaski Weigh In On 2023 Outlook

    August 11, 2023

    An excerpt from the article which can be viewed on the Los Angeles Times website, Mark Binder, Chang M. Liu, Anthony Nguyen and Greg Skalaski Weigh In On 2023 Outlook, or in our Archived PDF. Q: What are the main pros and cons of doing business in California today compared with other states? Anthony Nguyen, […]

  • San Diego County’s 2023 Men of Influence & Accomplishment

    July 31, 2023

    John David David is an exceptional attorney with remarkable achievements throughout his career as a Managing Trial Attorney. Since joining Shegerian Law in 2017, he consistently demonstrates his expertise in all aspects of litigation, earning him a well-deserved reputation as a highly effective and accomplished legal professional. During his time in law school, he exhibited […]

  • Landmark Verdict: $6.3 Million Awarded in Age Discrimination Case Against Prominent Industrial Piping Company

    June 20, 2023

    On June 16, 2023, a jury awarded a $6.3 million verdict in the case of Presciliano Contreras vs. Kelly Pipe Co., LLC, against a prominent industrial piping company based in Los Angeles. The trial, which unfolded in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, centered around allegations of age discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, […]

  • Mahru Madjidi Named Shareholder at Shegerian & Associates

    April 4, 2023

    Shegerian & Associates, a leading California-based employment law firm, is proud to announce that Mahru Madjidi has been named a shareholder of the firm. Madjidi, who has played an integral role in securing over $160 million in verdicts for clients, has been an invaluable asset to the team since joining the firm. Madjidi obtained her […]

  • San Diego Jury Sends Message Against Discrimination with $2.7 Million Verdict for Former Employee

    March 30, 2023

    A nearly six-year legal battle between Stryder Spillane and Culture Partners, who previously rebranded from the name Partners in Leadership, LLC, has come to an end after a March 24, 2023 jury verdict. The jury, which found that Spillane’s former employer was liable for disability discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, awarded Spillane 2.7 million dollars, after […]

  • Emil Davtyan, Todd B. Scherwin and Carney R. Shegerian Share Insights on Labor & Employment Law

    March 26, 2023

    An excerpt from the article which can be viewed on the Los Angeles Times website, Emil Davtyan, Todd B. Scherwin and Carney R. Shegerian Share Insights on Labor & Employment Law, or in our Archived PDF. Q: What were the most meaningful changes to labor and employment law and policy last year? Carney R. Shegerian, […]

  • Justice at Last? Disgraceful Yoga Guru Bikram Choudhury May No Longer Be Able to Dodge the Law

    March 24, 2023

    After 8 long years of litigation, the survivor of the Bikram Case may see monetary relief At the vulnerable age of 18, Jill Lawler joined Bikram’s Yoga Training Seminar and set out on her life’s dream of becoming a Bikram Yoga instructor. As the lawsuit alleges, this dream quickly turned into a nightmare when, after […]

  • Fired UPS Driver Awarded $5.4 million in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

    March 22, 2023

    On March 6th, 2023, a Los Angeles jury awarded Richard Galvan, a former UPS employee, $5.4 million for his whistleblower retaliation claim against UPS. Richard Galvan had been recognized as a phenomenal employee at UPS. It was not until after he endured several months of unsafe work conditions that he reached out to Shegerian & […]

  • Woman Sues Meta, Claims Company Discriminated Against Her For Being Female, Pregnant, Fired Her When She Complained

    February 16, 2023

    A new lawsuit accuses Facebook-parent company Meta Platforms of discriminating against a woman on the basis of sex, and then allegedly firing her when she complained. Talia Kennedy filed a new lawsuit against Meta Platforms and more than 100 individual defendants on Jan. 31 in San Francisco County Superior Court. Kennedy is accusing Meta of […]