EMPLOYMENT

CASE SUMMARIES

  • Plaintiff, a classified employee of a school district, was terminated during reduction in force.  Plaintiff suffered from disabilities and claimed that the district denied her bumping rights that would have maintained her employment, because of her disabilities.  Plaintiff alleged claims for disability discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and related theories.
  • ​​​​Disability discrimination and related claims by physician assistant employed by county medical agency.
  • Action by former maintenance employee of a private university.  Claims for disability discrimination, race discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination of employment.
  • ​Action by former city manager against city, claiming breach of contract and negligence in payment of PERS retirement contributions, resulting in reduction of city manager’s retirement benefits.
  • Sexual harassment action by nurse against a medical center and a physician who practiced at the center.
  • ​​Disability discrimination and retaliation claims by manager of a medical office.
  • FEHA and Title VII claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and related claims against a variety of private employers – retail sales, restaurants, manufacturing, insurance, construction, property management, aviation, clothing design and distribution, healthcare, and maritime.
  • FEHA and Title VII claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and related claims against a variety of public employers – counties, cities, municipal utilities, school districts, law enforcement, and public hospitals.
  • Disputes concerning trade secrets and covenants not to compete, in the context of employment termination and competition by former employees and executives.
  • Disability discrimination claim against Los Angeles County, raising issues concerning the effect of rulings by the Civil Service Commission.
  • Constructive discharge and retaliation claims by a community college employee, raising issues under the faculty collective bargaining agreement and the college regulations.
  • Sexual harassment claims by a former employee, with a cross-claim for defamation by a company manager.
  • Breach of contract claims arising from an agreement that settled an action for sexual harassment and employment discrimination, including non-disclosure provisions.
  • Breach of contract claims concerning retirement contribution provisions of a settlement agreement between a community college and a former professor.
  • Sexual harassment claims against a gay supervisor and his employer.
  • Violation of Lab. Code § 970, based on a plaintiff’s claim that he relocated because of misrepresentations about the terms and conditions of his employment.
  • Claim for unpaid compensation and benefits by a former in-house attorney.
  • Police officer’s claim for disability and medical condition discrimination.​
  • School teacher’s claims for race discrimination and wrongful termination of employment against a public school district.

Hon. Michael Johnson(Ret.)

Mediator • Arbitrator • Referee