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San Diego Wrongful Termination Attorney


San Diego Wrongful Termination Attorney by Hogue & Belong Law

Case: John Doe v. Tech Company

Court: Superior Court of San Diego

Judges: Eddie C. Sturgeon

Date: September 11, 2017

Recovery: Confidential settlement of $564,528.86

Facts and Allegations

San Diego Wrongful Termination AttorneyJohn Doe was over the age of 40 years old and was laid off by a global Tech Company pursuant to a large ongoing systematic practice of reducing its workforce. The allegations included that the Tech Company’s workforce reduction disparately impacted employees 40 years of age and older – which is illegal. Learn More

San Diego Sexual Harassment Lawyers

Category : Verdicts & Awards

San Diego Sexual Harassment Lawyers by Hogue & Belong Law Firm

Case: Juanita Roe v. Doe Southern California Fast Food Chicken Franchise (Case No. PC056311)

Court: Los Angeles Superior Court

Date: June 23, 2017

Result: Hogue & Belong obtained a confidential settlement of $250,000.00

Facts & Allegations

A female cashier who worked for approximately 11 months at one of Defendant’s fast food chicken restaurant franchises was sexually harassed by several male employees and sexually assaulted by one male employee.

One of the woman’s male co-workers (“Jose Doe”) frequently solicited her for sex while at the restaurant telling her things (in Spanish) like, “I need you;” “I’m so hot for you;” “let’s go to a motel;” etc. When she refused, Jose Doe became more aggressive, grabbing her breasts and buttocks. Then, after months of her rejection, Doe cornered her in a walk-in refrigerator in the restaurant and forcefully grabbed and squeezed her vagina with one hand while trying to hold her with his other hand. The woman escaped and filed a police report that day.

San Diego Sexual Harassment Lawyers  A local Los Angeles law office brought Hogue & Belong to act as co-counsel in the case. The extent to which the female employee complained to her supervisors about Doe’s sexual touching and comments prior to the sexual assault in the refrigerator was heavily disputed and unclear based on the collective testimony. The case settled at mediation. learn more

San Diego Sexual Harassment Lawyer


San Diego Sexual Harassment Lawyer by Hogue & Belong Law Group

Case: Jane Doe v. Roe Hospital

Court: Arbitration

Date: August 23, 2017

Result: Hogue & Belong obtained a confidential settlement of $325,000.00

Facts & Allegations

San Diego Sexual Harassment LawyerA female employee who worked at a drug rehabilitation center was sexually harassed by a female supervisor (“Kimberly Smith”). Kimberly Smith invited Jane Doe over to her house, whispered and pressed her lips against Jane Doe’s ears, and gave her tight prolonged hugs. Kimberly Smith also talked about her sex life, and touched Jane Doe’s leg while driving in her car during work. Once Jane Doe complained to human resources, Kimberly Smith started putting Jane Doe under closer scrutiny. Shortly thereafter, Jane Doe was placed on suspension, and then later fired. Through their investigation, Hogue & Belong uncovered that Kimberly Smith sexually harassed another former employee, and that employee was forced to quit. learn more

San Diego CLASS ACTION (Wage & Hour) Attorney


San Diego CLASS ACTION (Wage & Hour) Attorney by Hogue & Belong Law

CaseRivera, et al. v. Grand Pacific Resort Services, L.P. (Case No. 37-2012-37-2012-00086103-CU-OE-CTL)

Court: Superior Court of San Diego

Judges: Joel E. Pressman

Date: January 17, 2017

Recovery: Total settlement of $1,686,000 in favor of approximately 1,200 housekeepers.

Facts and Allegations

Defendant Grand Pacific Resorts Services, L.P. (“Hotels”) is the parent company of approximately 19 resorts and hotels throughout California, with its headquarters in Carlsbad.

San Diego CLASS ACTION (Wage & Hour) Attorney When occupancy rates would go up, the more cleaning staff was needed.  Instead of employing more part-time employees, the Hotels would use “staffing agencies” to fill the positions when the work required.  But, aside from paying them, the staffing agencies had no involvement in the day-to-day operations of the housekeepers.  And, when the Hotels changed staffing agencies in order to get a better price, it would still use same housekeepers.

The staffing agencies, nor the Hotels were paying these housekeepers for, among other things, premium pay for late or missed meal periods, and overtime worked.  Plaintiffs claimed that the Hotel was the joint employer of those housekeepers staffed by third parties, and was required to follow California law.

The parties settled pre-certification. learn more


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