Celebrities at award shows may make the headlines by calling for equal pay for the work they do. However, in their glamor and spotlights, they may not speak for you. While Hollywood has brought to light many important issues, ultimately, you are the one whose paycheck is less than your male counterparts. In fact, actors
Every day, numerous California residents are fired from their jobs. For some, this is done with good reason. For others, wrongful termination may be suspected. When it is, victims may seek relief through legal means. The simple truth of the matter is, not all firings are illegal. The majority of the workforce in the United
Federal and California laws prohibit discrimination against a number of protected classes during any phase of the employment process. This means an employer may not refuse employment, raises, promotions or other opportunities to someone based on the person’s race, religion, sex, age or other factors. However, in recent years, older Americans are noticing signs that
Not every job requires a contract between employer and employee. However, when the job includes complex benefits, access to trade secrets or other critical issues, a contract may help clarify the rights and responsibilities of each side. California employees should be cautious when accepting a position that includes an employment contract because the fine print
Sometimes things do not go smoothly in the workplace. California employees who feel their bosses or other workers are treating them unfairly may file a complaint, either with the bosses, with human resources or with an outside authority, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While some employers may learn from such a complaint
As an employee, you have rights protecting you from sexual harassment in the workplace. Both California and federal laws protect you from harassment. Two male Hooters employees in the Los Angeles area recently settled a lawsuit that involved a superior allegedly sexually harassing them and then retaliating after the men reported the harassment. The case
Bernard Alexander was selected as a Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal on July 10, 2019
Alexander has been a successful plaintiffs-side employment lawyer for one simple reason: He never underestimates an employee’s value. “Some employers go to trial because they don’t understand that value and some settle because they do,” said Alexander, a founding partner at Alexander Krakow & Glick LLP. “Our goal is to make them see that value.”
On April 16, 2019, Bernard Alexander, Tracy Fehr, and co-counsel Hugo Gamez won a $1,292,063 jury verdict today on behalf of our client Aron Monterroso against Hydraulics International (and its formidable trial counsel, Linda Savitt) in a California Family Rights Act case in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
On April 7, 2019, Bernard Alexander moderated a panel entitled “Elimination of Bias” with the Honorable Rupert Byrdsong of the Los Angeles Superior Court at the LACBA Labor and Employment Section’s Retreat and Annual Meeting.
Bernard Alexander and co-Counsel Natasha Chesler achieved a $5.3 million jury verdict on behalf of our client Harold Carter against FedEx
On March 25, 2019, Bernard Alexander and co-Counsel Natasha Chesler achieved a $5.3 million jury verdict on behalf of our client Harold Carter against FedEx in a disability discrimination and accommodation case in the Los Angeles Superior Court.