What constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace? In the wake of the #metoo movement, much of the public has been left to wonder what behavior qualifies as sexual harassment in the workplace under California’s labor law and what steps a worker can take to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment generally is a ... Read More
An AutoZone worker was recently awarded $185 million by a San Diego jury. The jury found that the worker was demoted after becoming pregnant, and then fired after filing a lawsuit challenging the demotion. The award included $872,000 in compensatory damages and $185 million in punitive damages. AutoZone is expected to appeal. Punitive damages are ... Read More
This week, as we consider the many things we are thankful for, consider the service and sacrifice by members of our community who are called to be jurors in our civil justice system. Our system only functions with the willingness of the citizen-juror to sit and listen to facts and render impartial judgment. Without the willing juror, the system does not work.