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  • Shegerian & Associates: LA Jury Awards SVP of Claims Litigation Groundbreaking $155.4 Million Verdict in Wrongful Termination Case Against Farmers Group, Inc., Farmers Insurance Exchange

    December 16, 2021

    LOS ANGELES – Two companies have been ordered to pay a former Senior Vice President of Claims Litigation $155.4 million in compensatory and punitive damages after he prevailed in his wrongful termination suit. The jury on Tuesday found that Farmers Group, Inc. and Farmers Insurance Exchange had retaliated against Andrew Rudnicki, a devoted and decorated […]

  • Burbank Unified School District Renews Contract With Family Services Agency of Burbank

    August 31, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Burbank Unified School District, (“BUSD”), has renewed its contract with mental health services provider Family Services Agency of Burbank. The news comes after Sunita Batra, who served as Director of Special Education at BUSD, filed a lawsuit against the District for wrongful termination. Batra is […]

  • Shegerian & Associates: Activision Blizzard Pregnancy Apps Sharing Employee Data With Employers

    August 30, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Activision Blizzard is now facing scrutiny after it was discovered the company paid pregnant employees for access to the data from their Ovia Health app. Ovia Health provides a suite of apps for family planning and wellness. With the app Ovia, users input their personal […]

  • EEOC Finds Sexual Harassment Claims on the Rise

    August 29, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there was a significant increase in sexual harassment charges of discrimination during 2018. The data shows that retaliation continues to be the most frequently filed charge with the agency. However, there was a 13.6% increase […]

  • What Inglewood IS Doing Right

    August 28, 2019

    Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. Reveals in Sit-Down Interview with Renowned Employee Rights Attorney-Syndicated Radio Host Carney Shegerian INGLEWOOD, Calif., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In just over a year, the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers are expected to play their first games in their future home: the $5 billion LA Stadium and Entertainment District […]

  • In CNN Free Speech/Bias Case, Calif. Considers SLAPP’s Reach

    August 27, 2019

    California Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical of CNN arguments that the state’s anti-SLAPP statute, which protects free speech rights in matters of public interest, should defeat a black ex-producer’s discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. The acronym SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuits against public participation.” Under the statute, a defendant in California arguing that a lawsuit is […]

  • Former Forever 21 Employee Sues For Wrongful Termination

    August 26, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A former Forever 21 employee has sued her managers for wrongful termination citing discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Dennis “Paris” Naranjo, who is transgender, claims she suffered repeated harassment at the hands of her former managers. Naranjo began working at the Northridge store as a sales […]

  • Huy Fong Foods, Inc. Faces Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

    August 25, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Juan Carlos Bravo, a former employee at Huy Fong Foods, Inc. with a disability, filed a lawsuit against the company alleging wrongful termination, retaliation and harassment. Bravo is represented by Carney Shegerian, the founder of Los Angeles-based employee rights law firm Shegerian & Associates. Bravo […]

  • More Women Speaking Up in Light of #MeToo

    August 24, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Following the ousting of Hollywood powerhouses Harvey Weinstein and Les Moonves, the #MeToo movement is having far reaching effects on those not in the entertainment industry. Recent numbers released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) show that in 2018, while the overall number of […]

  • Women Allege Harassment At FBI Training Facility

    August 23, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sixteen women have come forward to file a lawsuit claiming the bureau discriminates on the basis of gender in how it trains and evaluates female candidates. The suit, filed on May 29, details how the women, seven of whom who still work for the FBI, […]

  • Boeing Employee Sues Alleging Racially Motivated Harassment

    August 22, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A black employee has sued Boeing for being a “racially hostile” work environment citing repeated harassment at the North Charleston, South Carolina plant. Curtis Anthony, a quality inspector since 2011 on the 787 Dreamliner, claims that he found a noose hanging near his desk, signs […]