Strong Advocate’s Announcement About COVID-19

Strong Advocate’s Announcement About COVID-19

A message to our valued clients, business associates, supporters and friends: At Strong Advocates, the health, safety and overall well being of our clients, business associates and the Los Angeles community as a whole is of utmost importance.  Given the increasing concern surrounding the recent pandemic of COVID-19, otherwise known as the novel Coronavirus, these […]

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Beverly Hills police chief facing multiple allegations of racial discrimination

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At the Beverly Hills police department, accusations of discrimination and retaliation against Chief Sandra Spagnoli are mounting. The city will pay out over one million dollars in settlements to four employees in the latest of 21 total lawsuits or formal complaints against Spagnoli. In the first of the lawsuits involving Spagnoli, a retired police captain […]

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UCLA accused of pregnancy discrimination, retaliation

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A post-doctoral researcher at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) neurobiology department claims the university attempted to end her career by retaliating for a pregnancy discrimination complaint she made. She has reached an agreement with the university, allowing her to stay to continue her academic work. Sandra Koch was initially let go from her […]

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More than 1,000 construction workers awarded millions in stolen wages

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A City of Industry subcontracting company has been charged with cheating more than a thousand workers out of pay in the biggest wage-theft lawsuit ever brought against a private construction company by the state of California. Framing and drywall subcontractor RDV Contracting has been ordered to pay $11.94 million in back pay and penalties related […]

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New California bill seeks to end discrimination against natural hairstyles

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A recently passed bill SB 188, nicknamed the “Crown Act,” will make it illegal to discriminate against or enforce policies about natural hairstyles in the workplace, schools or housing. Such grooming rules overwhelmingly affect people of color despite being “race-neutral.” Natural hairstyles typically refer to braids, dreadlocks and twists. Anti-discrimination laws previously protected afro hairstyles, […]

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Former Baldwin Park police chief wins a gender discrimination lawsuit

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A former Baldwin Park Police chief was awarded $7 million by a jury in a gender discrimination case. Lili Hadsell, 63, was fired from her position as chief in 2013. She says that she was the victim of gender-based discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Hadsell was first made chief in 2008. She says that the backlash […]

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California correctional officer settles gender discrimination lawsuit

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agreed to pay a female correctional officer from the state correctional institution in Tehachapi, California $1.7 million to settle a lawsuit regarding alleged gender discrimination and workers’ compensation benefits. The woman was working as a correctional officer when she became pregnant in 2016. As the pregnancy progressed, she […]

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New California labor laws employers should know

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During his first year in office, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an abundance of bills into law, many of which go into effect on January 1, 2020. Every employer in California needs to be aware of these new laws and how they could affect operations. Below are some of the most significant new labor laws: […]

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Riot Games to settle gender discrimination lawsuit for $10 Million

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The class action lawsuit against Riot Games will soon be resolved as the Los Angeles video game developer has agreed to pay $10 million dollars to women who accused the company of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The money will be split among the approximately 1,000 current and former female-identifying employees between November 2014 and […]

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