Case Results

Here are some examples of cases Markson Pico LLP attorneys have handled. For more information about what your case may be worth, call for a free initial consultation or send us an email.

$1M To LAX Workers For Living Wage Ordinance Violation - $1,000,000.00

settlement of approximately $1 million - 4/1/2015

Wage and hour class action filed on behalf of small group of workers who clean FedEx airplanes at LAX results in settlement of approximately $1 million after federal court certified the class action. Employer Defendant also forced to change its policies to ensure compliance with the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance for the benefit of current and future employees.

$1,650,000 To Medical Assistants At Urgent Care Centers - $1,650,000.00

$1.65 million settlement - 4/1/2015

Court preliminarily approved $1.65 million settlement in wage and hour class action filed by medical assistants against Your Neighborhood Urgent Care LLC. The wage claims arise out of an allegedly invalid alternative workweek election.

Wage and Hour Class Action Settles for $19.5 Million - $19,500,000.00

Markson firm filed class action lawsuit on behalf of employees against a national chain for wage and hour violations (unpaid overtime and meal/rest break violations). The court approved a class settlement of $ 19.5 million. (For more information, see our Unpaid Wages page.)

$1,850,000 to Low-Wage Employee for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violation - $1,850,000.00

Employee (MP client) was forced to use his vacation time to care for his terminally ill mother. After exhausting all of his vacation time, employee asked for more time to help his mother’s transition home from the hospital. Employer interfered with employee’s request for a leave of absence and then refused because employee had no vacation time left. When the employee insisted on taking the time off, the Company fired him. Markson Pico LLP secured $1,850,000 for this client. (For more information, see our Protected Leave of Absence pages).

$750,000 Paid to Undocumented Worker for Sexual Harassment - $750,000.00

Young, undocumented female office worker (MP client) subjected to physical and psychological sexual harassment at the hands of her middle-age manager. Out of fear of retaliation against her undocumented immigrant family, she submitted to the abuse for two years before gaining the strength and courage to quit her job. Markson Pico LLP secured $750,000.00 on her behalf. (For more information, see our Sexual Harassment , Gender Discrimination , and Employment Law pages.)

Employer’s Aggressive Trade Secret Attack Backfires with Seven-Figure Award to Wrongfully Accused Employee - $1,800,000.00

After sales representative (MP Client) left his job to start a competing business, his former employer sued falsely accusing him of misappropriating trade secrets and stealing client/customer information. Not only did Markson Pico LLP convince the court to dismiss the lawsuit, Markson Pico LLP filed a cross-complaint and secured an award of over $1.8 million in favor of its client for labor law violations and unlawful business practices. (For more information, see our Trade Secrets and Non Compete Disputes pages.)

Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault In the Workplace - $625,000.00

Business owner sexually harassed female employee (MP Client) over extended time period. Harassment slowly progressed from innocuous compliments about the employee's appearance, to suggestive sexual innuendo, to direct comments about the employee's chest, and to sexual propositions. Despite the employee's resistance, the owner's harassment continued and eventually led to physical sexual assaults. There were no witnesses to the assaults. MP filed a lawsuit against the employer and the business owner personally. In response to the suit, the owner claimed that there was a "mutual flirtation" between the parties, but denied that any intentional physical contact ever happened. The parties submitted the matter to mediation, in which MP secured a settlement on behalf of its client in the amount of $625,000. (For more information, see our Sexual Harassment , Gender Discrimination and Employment Law pages.)

Administrative Assistant Pressured into Sexual Relationship with Her Boss - $425,000.00

An administrative assistant (MP Client) was required to travel with her boss for regular business trips. During those outings, her boss often drank too much during dinner and would proposition her. After fighting off his unwelcome advances for a couple of years, the assistant eventually gave in and they had an intimate relationship. Shortly thereafter, the assistant felt so uncomfortable that she put an end to it. Her boss did not take kindly to the rejection. In response, he began treating her with hostility in the office and undermining her work. MP secured a $425,000 settlement in favor of its client in mediation. (For more information, see our Sexual Harassment , Gender Discrimination and Employment Law pages.)

Retaliation for Complaint of Sexual Harassment - $275,000.00

Female sales representative (MP client) abruptly fired after complaining about inappropriate teasing by her supervisor. MP sued and recovered $275,000 for this client. (For more information, see our Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Termination pages).

Drunken Boss Takes Advantage of Female Employee After Office Party - $42,500.00

Following an office party, drunken owner of business tried to seduce female employee (MP Client). Employee rejected his advances. The next month, during another office party, drunken owner tried it again and again employee rejected his advances. Two weeks later, employer fired the employee because "work was getting slow." MP filed an administrative claim with the DFEH and settled with employer without a lawsuit for $42,500. (For more information, see our Sexual Harassment , Gender Discrimination and Employment Law pages.)

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