Labor and Employment Law – San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose – Marin – California
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Cases Involving Significant Judgments or Relief

Cases Involving Significant Judgments or Relief

$1.5 million combined monetary judgment and injunctive relief
against former union official for breach of fiduciary duty

A jury returned a verdict in favor of Union against a former union official who misappropriated union funds and without proper authorization unlawfully enhanced his own retirement account.  Judgment for monetary damages of $560,000 entered on jury verdict and monthly pension benefit reduced from $1,100 a month to approximately $100 month saving retirement plan over $925,000 over his life expectancy.

$1.2 million settlement for clergy/sexual abuse victim
Our client was the victim of horrific clergy abuse when in the eighth grade which wreaked havoc on his childhood and adult life, as he struggled to overcome the trauma and deep emotional injury.

$1.1 million recovery for worker subject to disability discrimination
Worker injured on the job was denied accommodation for physical injuries and then terminated.  Employer found liable after 3 week jury trial in Eureka, California.

$800,000 settlement for wrongful termination of employee suffering
from mental disability/bipolar disorder

Successful insurance agent denied extended leave of absence and other reasonable accommodations by Insurance Company, despite employer’s knowledge of his mental disability which could and should have been accommodated.

$450,000 settlement for injured construction worker
Sprinkler fitter injured back when mobile scaffold toppled due to collapsed floor, not properly inspected by general who retained control over job-site.

$425,000 settlement for creamery worker injured by defective product
Worker injured lower back by fall from free standing ladder in deep freezer unit.  We successfully argued the manufacturer made a design defect by failing to construct safe platforms for workers to use when working on high conveyor belts.

$400,000 settlement in construction site accident
Apprentice pipefitter injured cervical spine and lower back in 20 foot fall from a ladder displaced during concrete work by other subs on job; inadequate safety inspections and work flow organization by general contractor and project management firm.

$350,000 settlement for employee denied family medical leave
Union cannery worker fired allegedly for failing to return before leave expired; arbitrator ruled against the Union on grievance over termination; suit filed under FMLA/CFRA and disability laws; employer motion for summary judgment denied by court leading to final settlement before trial.

$250,000 settlement in age and race discrimination claim
Senior University employee terminated, age and race discrimination claims settled after defeating University’s summary judgment motion.

$145,000 settlement for city employee with physical disability
City fired union employee without engaging in interactive process and providing lifting accommodations.  After suit filed, settlement reached to return client to job and compensate her for all lost earnings and emotional distress.

$140,000 settlement for employee of drug manufacturer with physical disability
Suit brought for union employee who was denied reasonable accommodation for work injury leading to physical restrictions.  Settlement after defeating employer’s summary judgment motion.

$135,000 settlement for sanitation driver with Physical Disability
Garbage company failed to accommodate driver who injured back on the job.

$100,000 settlement for disabled truck driver
Employer failed to allow truck driver to return to driving after his recuperation from a heart attack.

$100,000 settlement in defamation suit
Suit on behalf of City employee who was falsely accused of misdemeanor conviction.

$75,000 jury verdict for bike messenger
Messenger suffered fractured arm when struck by elderly driver who pulled into street without observing stop sign.

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The Law Offices of Kenneth C. Absalom represent clients primarily in San Francisco, Oakland, San Rafael, Berkeley, Richmond, Hayward, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and counties such as Marin County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, Napa County, Sonoma County, Santa Cruz County and Santa Clara County. We represent clients throughout California, and at times we represent clients in Hawaii, Nevada and New York.


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