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Davis*Gavsie & Hakim, LLP

233 Wilshire BlvdSuite 400Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phones: 310-955-4724
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Roxanne A. Davis wins $18M Verdict Against Vons for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation 

Most people consider their job a significant part of their identity. Losing a job can be a blow to one's self-esteem and cause feelings of loss of identity. Losing a job because of an illegal reason such as (i) unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation, (ii) a disability or in retaliation for asking the employer to accommodate your disability, or (iii) your age, can be...

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Roxanne A. Davis wins $18M Verdict Against Vons for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation 

Most people consider their job a significant part of their identity. Losing a job can be a blow to one's self-esteem and cause feelings of loss of identity. Losing a job because of an illegal reason such as (i) unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation, (ii) a disability or in retaliation for asking the employer to accommodate your disability, or (iii) your age, can be physically and emotionally debilitating. If you have lost your job for any unlawful reason, you may have some recourse.

If your employer has fired you or forced you out of your job, you may have many questions about your rights and your future that need answers immediately. What can you do? What will you do? What will you and your family do for income? Don't trust your future and the future of your family to a lawyer who dabbles in employment law. As an experienced Los Angeles Labor and Employment Attorney, I can provide the skilled legal guidance that will make the essential difference in your case.

Over the years, I have helped people deal with the following issues, among others:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age (over 40), disability, medical condition (cancer), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy
  • State and federal litigation
  • Mediation
  • Retaliation for protesting discrimination, harassment or other violation of law
  • Wage and hour issues - unpaid wages, overtime, commissions, vacation
  • Negotiating employment contracts and separation agreements
  • Preparing company policies and procedures, employee handbooks
  • Investigating discrimination and harassment charges
  • Representing employers in federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigations, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) investigations
  • Arbitration
  • Negotiating Severance/Separation Agreements
  • Advice and Counsel to Employees and Employers
  • Speaking at seminars on employment law

For nearly two decades, I have represented both employees and employers in complex employment law cases. For employers, it is imperative that all charges of discrimination and/or harassment should be promptly and thoroughly investigated by any company against which they are brought. Upon concluding the investigation, depending on the findings, the company should take immediate and effective action to remedy the problem. When a company fails to do so, employees may need a third party to help ensure their rights are being preserved. As an experienced Los Angeles Labor and Employment Attorney, I can do the investigation or represent the employee or employer when a prompt and thorough investigation was not conducted.

Roxanne A. Davis wins $18.4M Verdict Against Vons for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

October 27, 2006: A Ventura County jury awarded $18.4 million to a 26 year Vons Clerk who was fired after complaining that a female supervisor sexually harassed him. The jury in the civil case awarded James Stevens $1.672 million for his economic loss and emotional distress claims. Jurors returned an additional verdict of $16.73 million in punitive damages, finding that Vons had retaliated against Mr. Stevens. Mr. Stevens was represented by Roxanne A. Davis of Davis*Gavsie, PLC.

If you or someone you know in the Los Angeles area or throughout Southern California needs the legal assistance of an experienced Los Angeles Labor and Employment Attorney, call Roxanne Davis today at 8310-955-4724, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your initial consultation.

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Practice Areas
Employment LawEmployment Law -- EmployeeSexual Harassment – EmployeeSexual Harassment – EmployerSexual Harassment – DefenseHarassmentHarassment at WorkHarassment in the Work PlaceEmployment Law – EmployeeEmployment Law – EmployerDiscriminationDiscrimination & HarassmentDiscrimination at WorkDiscrimination Against WomenDiscrimination Based On SexDiscrimination CasesWrongful Termination - EmployeeWrongful Termination - EmployerWrongful Termination - ClaimWage & Hour Laws – EmployeeWage & Hour Laws – EmployerLabor LawRetaliationWhistle Blower/Qui TamClass Actions - Plaintiff
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233 Wilshire BlvdSuite 400Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone
310-955-4724
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