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An employment attorney represents employees in cases against their employers. An ethical employment lawyer takes employment cases on a contingency basis which means they donot charge the employee anything until and unless they recover money on behalf of the employee. Likewise, an ethical employment lawyer advances all litigation costs associated with the employee’s employment case. Our Simi Valley Employment Lawyers only take employment cases on a contingency, and have done so since 1993.

Simi Valley Wrongful Termination Lawyer

Simi Valley Employment Lawyer

Simi Valley has undergone significant changes since the 1970s when it was known as a new bedroom community for workers in the San Fernando Valley, or the Los Angeles basin. Simi Valley has grown into different neighborhoods, several zip codes (93063), (93065), hosts the Reagan Presidential Library, and is home to several large employers including: Bank of America, Farmers Insurance Group, Simi Valley Hospital, Aerovironment, and Milgard Manufacturing. 

Our firm has expertise representing financial professions, call center employees, healthcare workers, aerospace employees, and manufacturing employees. We also have particular experience in prevailing wage cases should you have worked on a construction project for the Simi Valley Unified School District or the City of Simi Valley and not been paid prevailing wage. We can deal with whatever sophisticated or non-sophisticated employment issues have led to the wrongful termination.

Our Simi Valley employment lawyers have handled numerous Simi Valley wrongful termination cases including:

Wrongful Termination of a Simi Valley Aeorspace Whistleblower Resulting in a $135,000 Settlement

A Confidential Settlement for a Simi Valley Supermarket Worker Who Complained About Food Safety

Simi Valley Sexual Harassment Lawyer

Our Simi Valley employment lawyers, through the negotiations and depositions of firm head, Karl Gerber, obtained the following settlements in Simi Valley Sexual Harassment Cases:

  • $218,164 in 2014 Dollars for a Simi Valley Aeorspace Worker Sexually Harassed           
  • Sexual Harassment at a Simi Valley Automotive Dealership Resulting in a $154,029 Settlement in 2014 Dollars
  • A Confidential Settlement for an Office Employee Sexually Harassed in a High Tech Simi Valley Company
  • Over $100,000 Settlement to a Simi Valley Woman Who Engaged in a Partially Consensual Affair With Her Boss

Our Simi Valley Sexual Harassment Lawyers handle sexual harassment cases in which supervisors and owners engage in the sexual harassment as well as sexual harassment by a coworker. If the sexual harassment was done by a coworker, the employee must prove a supervisor or manager knew of the sexual harassment and failed to act, additional sexual harassment occurred after an initial complaint, or a previous employee earlier complained about the sexual harassment. Employers are strictly liable for the sexual harassment of supervisors and higher level employees regardless of whether there was notice to the employer of sexual harassment before it happened. We also handle sexual harassment cases if the victim of sexual harassment has their job terminated as a result of complaining about sexual harassment or refusing to go along with the sexual harassment.

Simi Valley Discrimination Attorney

Many discrimination cases involve employers who refuse to properly grant medical leaves of absence. Medical leaves of absence may be legally available due to Family Medical Leave Act Rights, Pregnancy, or a Disability. Medical leaves of absence are also legally appropriate in the event of cancer, or HIV. Other employment discrimination cases involve employment decisions made for discriminatory reasons such as race, or sex. We have handled cases involving virtually every type of employment discrimination.

Examples of Our Simi Valley Discrimination Cases:

  1. Failure to Reinstate a Simi Valley New Father After Taking Family Medical Leave to Take Care of His Wife Who Had a Caesarian
  2. Firing and Failing to Reinstate a Simi Valley Woman Due to Pregnancy
  3. Firing a Simi Valley Newspaper Writer as Part of a Discriminatory Layoff Based on Age

Our Simi Valley Employment Lawyers are led by Karl Gerber who has been representing employees since 1993. He has a 50 win rate for all binding arbitrations and trials first-chaired at the time this article was written. He has represented more than 1,500 employees in employment arbitrations or lawsuits throughout California. He also has a number of published appeals that advanced the legal rights for California employees.

All of our Simi Valley employment attorneys only represent employees in employment cases. All of our Simi Valley cases are handled by both Karl Gerber and an experienced employment attorney in his law firm. All of our Simi Valley employment cases are taken on a contingency which means we only get paid when and if we win, and we advance all litigation costs.

If you are looking for an experienced law firm devoted to the representation of employees in Simi Valley and elsewhere, contact our employment lawyers at 1-877-525-0700, or 805-200-0100.


Like many California employment lawyers, our Simi Valley Employment law firm takes the following cases classified as employment cases:

Wrongful Termination

  • Whistleblower Cases
  • Aerospace Whistleblower
  • Financial Whistleblower
  • Workplace Health Complaints
  • Workplace Safety Complaints
  • Retaliation For Complaining
  • Fired To Avoid Paying Wages
  • Fired Due To Discrimination


  • Age Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Medical Condition (Cancer)
  • National Origin discrimination
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation

Wage Cases

  • Unpaid Bonuses
  • Unpaid Commissions
  • Unpaid Meal Breaks
  • Minimum Wage
  • Overtime/Double Time
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Unpaid Expenses
  • Wage Class Actions

Leaves of Absence From Work

  • Cancer Leaves
  • Disability Leaves
  • Family Medical Leave Act Leaves
  • Jury Duty Leaves
  • Military Leaves
  • Pregnancy Leaves Including Maternity Leave
  • Workers Compensation Leaves For Injuries

Workplace Harassment

  • Disability Harassment
  • National Origin/Race
  • Pregnancy Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment

Breach Of Contract

  • Employment Contracts
  • Commissions Agreements
  • Stock Options

Work Injuries

  • Physical Injuries
  • Work Stress
  • Retaliation

Contact Our Simi Valley Employment Lawyer At 805-200-0100


$18,402,868 Jury verdict for male visually harassed and subject to crude comments by a female manager

$1,150,000 Unpaid commissions of two plaintiffs

$875,000 For 4 oil field service industry workers whose times worked were not recorded on timesheets and were on-call

$800,000 Controlled stand by class action settlement

$800,000 For mis-classified independent contractors

$775,000 For small class action of employees not allowed meal breaks or cell phone reimbursements while caring for dependent adults

$750,000 Disability discrimination settlement for employee who had heart problems

$750,000 Sub-Minimum wage class action settlement

$675,000 Sexual harassment in a warehouse

$672,500 For sexual harassment at a truck stop

$539,584 Myles v. Wellpoint Termination of Employment Due to Disability and Workers Compensation Injury

$510,000 Class action settlement of 125 workers on overtime claims

$490,000 For sex and age discrimination of women

$465,000 Sexual harassment at a gas station

$450,000 Settlement for 2 on-call workers

$450,000 Paystub violations

$400,000 Recovery following arbitration win for 4 employees who worked off the clock

$400,000 Following arbitration win for meal & rest breaks for 3 employees

$365,000 Vasquez v. Del Rio Sanitarium Pregnancy Discrimination Case - Following Jury Trial & Appeal

$365,000 Sexual harassment of a delivery driver

$365,000 After defendant lost their appeal - pregnancy case - Jury Trial

$360,000 For missed meal and rest breaks, and overtime for 3 employees, and PAGA penalties for less than 25

$350,000 To 2 employees in vacation rental business working off-the-clock overtime

$350,000 Due to fixed bonus pay not figured into overtime for a directional driller

$350,000 For controlled standby and overtime for one employee

$350,000 Nurse mis-classified as independent contractor who was on-call

$350,000 For directional driller whose fixed rate bonuses were not calculated into his overtime rate

$350,000 For 2 employees in the vacation rental business who worked off-the-clock, on-call & PAGA

$350,000 For prevailing wage and paystub itemizations

$315,000 Sexual harassment of a lesbian by straight man

$307,345 For 2 hospital employees oncall

$305,000 Wrongful termination of 2 sales people

$305,000 For 2 IT trouble shooters oncall at a major hospital

$302,000 Controlled standby pay for two telecommunication workers in a hospital

$300,000 Confidential v. Confidential settlement after verdict of punitive damages in wrongful termination case due to employee's refusal to work without rest breaks

$300,000 Post trial verdict for wrongful termination settlement and minor rest break violations

$275,000 Unpaid minimum wage, overtime double and double time due to on call work for two technicians at a radio/television station

$270,000 Sexual harassment & employment termination

$270,000 Sexual harassment & termination

$260,000 For controlled stand by pay

$260,000 For sexual harassment in a supermarket

$250,000 For 2 oil field service technicians not paid overtime

$250,000 For radiology technician on-call and small PAGA group

$250,000 For whistle-blower about unpaid overtime

$246,000 Breach of fiduciary duty arbitration award involving disability discrimination

$225,000 Sexual Harassment of a Waitress (No Termination Involved)

$225,000 For two kitchen workers sexually harassed

$225,000 Sexual harassment by store customers

$206,151 Larson v, VXISame Sex Sexual Harassment & Wrongful Termination

$205,000 Unpaid wages, overtime, labor code section 2699 penalties- arbitration award for multiple plaintiffs

$205,000 For multiple plaintiffs

$200,000 For on-call work, retaliation, forced to quit security officer

$200,000 For prevailing wage and FMLA violations

$200,000 For PAGA violations and sexual harassment

$200,000 Race Discrimination towards Latinos

$195,000 For Whistle Blower

$193,500 Sexual Harassment by a registered sex offender

$193,250 Sexual harassment by a sex offender

$190,000 Sexual Harassment in the medical coding industry

$190,000 Sexual harassment without a job termination

$185,000 For sexual harassment of a woman 35 years older than the harasser

$182,500 Fired during cancer treatment

$180,000 Cancer discrimination and termination due to recovery from cancer

$180,000 Controlled standby pay claims of oil field service employee

$180,000 Controlled standby pay

$175,000 Sexual harassment lawsuit

$175,000 PAGA settlement due to missed meal and rest breaks in a hotel’s kitchens

$175,000 Failure to pay minimum wage & overtime of 3 strip club workers

$175,000 Unpaid overtime of 2 limo drivers of a small company

$175,000 Minor issues of pregnancy discrimination in fast food restaurant, lack of rest breaks

$175,000 Wrongful Termination of Financial Whistleblower

$175,000 PAGA settlement resort staff who worked off-the-clock

$174,250 Missed meal and rest breaks

$170,000 Off the clock work by nonexempt administrator at non-profit

$166,250 Racial harassment at a big box store

$165,000 Wrongful termination/whistleblower

$162,500 Failure to pay commissions, retaliation when went to Labor Board

$162,000 Sexual harassment at a home owner’s Association

$160,000 For 3 oil field employees denied meal breaks, worked off-the-clock

$160,000 Sexual harassment by managers of car lot

$160,000 Auto dealership sexual harassment by text message

$155,000 Whistle blower at construction site

$150,000 Sexual harassment to two kitchen workers at a resort

$150,000 Race harassment at an oil refinery

$150,000 Wrongful termination of social worker reporting patient abuse

$150,000 Mental disability & termination of CFO

$150,000 Cancer discrimination & wrongful termination of waitress

$150,000 Disability discrimination & termination

$150,000 Wrongful termination of C.N.A. in assisted living facility who blew whistle

$150,000 Job Termination of salesperson with cancer

$150,000 Settlement for failure to reinstate after maternity leave

$150,000 Cancer discrimination & termination of waitress Wrongful Termination of Site Manager

$150,000 Sexual harassment of an eight-teen year old restaurant worker

$150,000 Sexual harassment by a manager of an adult daycare program

$150,000 Job not held open during cancer treatment

$150,000 CNA complained about rats

$140,000 Off-the-clock work, breach of contract to pay hourly wage to nurse

$140,000 Not Accommodated and Fired for Mental Disability Leave

$137,930 Robinson v. Mantra - Binding Arbitration Award in a Pregnancy Discriminations

$137,500 Failure to reinstate after FMLA

$135,000 Aerospace executive whistle blower

$130,000 Employee fired for refusing to falsify records in lawsuit

$127,500 Illegally required medical examination adversely affecting a disabled employee

$127,500 Wrongfully terminated driver who complained his truck was unsafe

$127,450 Improper inquiry about medical abilities

$125,000 Minor sexual harassment

$125,000 Sexual harassment at a fast food restaurant

$125,000 Sexual harassment of a drug counselor

$125,000 Pregnancy discrimination case & wrongful termination -

$125,000 Wrongful termination

$125,000 Wrongful termination & minor labor code violations

$125,000 Breach of contract, unpaid wages in the web industry

$125,000 For employee who quit after being misclassified and not receiving overtime.

$125,000 Pregnancy discrimination & termination

$125,000 Non-payment of wages to CEO

$125,000 Age discrimination during layoff

$120,000 Unpaid wages for tow truck drivers

$120,000 Sexually harassed maintenance supervisor by another male

$120,000 Insurance professional terminated for taking California Family Care Leave (FMLA)

$120,000 Racial Discrimination of a warehouse worker

$120,000 Male on male sexual harassment Unpaid wages, overtime, labor code section 2699 penalties- arbitration award of over

$120,000 For race discrimination

$117,702 Disability discrimination, Family Medical Leave & termination of $10.00 an hour employee in binding arbitration award

$117,500 Pregnancy discrimination & termination ($24,000 loss of earnings)

$115,000 Pregnancy discrimination & termination of customer service employee

$115,000 Sexual harassment of car saleswoman minor unpaid commissions

$115,000 Sexual harassment of car saleswoman & minor unpaid commissions

$112,023 Wrongful termination of social worker during trial

$110,000 (minor lost wages) Cancer discrimination & employment termination

$109,500 Unpaid prevailing wages for 2 employees of a small company

$107,500 Wrongfully terminated security manager who let his subordinates know they had rights to meal breaks

$105,500 Sexual harassment of a lesbian aerospace worker by a man who wanted to turn her straight

$105,000 Overtime due computer professional

$105,000 Fired After Depression Leave

$103,145 Refusal to accommodate pregnant warehouse worker

$102,500 Family Care Leave Act violations & termination ($20,000 loss of earnings)

$102,500 Sexual harassment of a janitor

$102,500 Sexual harassment of a waitress (no termination involved)

$101,500 Sexual harassment of a janitor

$100,850 Sexual harassment by restaurant manager

$100,000 Termination of Mechanic’s Employment in Violation of California Family Rights Act (California FMLA)

$100,000 Wrongful termination of ambulance driver who blew the whistle

$100,000 Fired Due to Age of FMLA Leave