Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams and Ehlert Hicks recently secured a rare win in a writ proceeding before the California Court of Appeal. The underlying case — Dr. Meena Zareh v. County of Los Angeles, University of Southern California, et al., is pending in Los Angeles Superior Court. The writ petition challenged a protective order entered […]
The agency that runs California’s prisons has settled a gender discrimination lawsuit by two of its female special agents for $2.3 million, in what is believed to be the largest settlement of its kind for gender discrimination, including failure to promote, and sexual harassment within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Parker and […]
The Marin Independent-Journal published an article discussing a lawsuit filed by Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP on behalf of Juan Rodriguez against San Rafael City Schools. In his lawsuit, Mr. Rodriguez alleges claims of discrimination, retaliation, and defamation. Mr. Rodriguez was the principal of Venetia Valley School for 8 years until last March, when he […]
No employer likes to receive a harassment complaint. Yet, how the employer handles the complaint can cause even more of a nightmare. In the latest issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine, LVBH partner Jean Hyams discusses best practices for conducting a fair and thorough investigation.
Tanzina Vega from the public radio show “The Takeaway” interviewed LVBH partner Sharon Vinick about how employers can be held liable for harassment that occurs while employees are working remotely. In the segment Sharon discusses the risks of the virtual office and how businesses can respond to them.
LVBH Partner Leslie Levy was recently interviewed for a column regarding CNN legal analyst and New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin’s indecent exposure during a Zoom meeting. The column, published recently in the Los Angeles Times, considers what has been learned in the age of #MeToo. It also discusses whether Zoom meetings are considered workplace meetings. […]
The Daily Journal interviewed LVBH attorney Wendy Musell to gather her expert opinion for an article about the trend of technology industry employers introducing pay cuts for workers who have left the Bay Area. Employers often include cost of living expenses in their compensation packages. As the majority of workers are working remotely, some have […]
Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP is honored that attorney Wendy Musell has been selected to the Lawdragon guide of the top 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in the nation for 2020. The guide highlights lawyers across the nation working for the rights of employees. This is the third consecutive year the guide has been published. […]