Case News And Results

  • REZL Lawsuit Claims Google's Networking Forums Are a "Cesspool" of Harassment
    February 2018
    Google, Inc.'s internal social networking forums have become a tool for widespread bullying and harassment of women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups at the tech giant. Tim Chevalier, a software developer and computer scientist, claims that Google fired him because he responded forcefully to posts attacking women and people of color and expressing white supremacist views. Chevalier, who is disabled and transgender, responded directly to the workplace bullies by posting comments challenging the hostile work environment and refuting assertions that women and people of color are biologically unsuited for software engineering, and that Google should not actively recruit them. Read the Complaint and see press coverage here.

  • REZL Represents Tech Company Co-Founder in Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist
    February 2018
    Danae Vachata, 29, a tech co-founder and CEO, listed on Forbes "30 Under 30 in Healthcare," filed a lawsuit accusing prominent venture capitalist Lucio Lanza, 73, of sexually assaulting her on an overnight flight. Lanza groped Vachata's breast and crotch and tried to kiss her, while bragging that his power as a venture capitalist could make or break her company. Describing her reasons for bring suit, Vachata stated, "Exposing sexual harassment and assault is vital. It is real, and it is persistent. Victims did not create the problem, but we will be part of the solution. . . . We can't be afraid to stand up for ourselves and others-safety is a basic human right." Read the Complaint and see press coverage here.

  • REZL Secures Numerous Six- and Seven-Figure Settlement Awards on Behalf of Individual and Class Clients
    May 2017
    Since the start of 2017, REZL has recovered millions of dollars in settlement awards on behalf of its clients, including in cases and pre-litigation matters involving claims for unpaid wages, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, breach of contract, unpaid commissions and bonus compensation, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

  • Court Grants Final Approval of Class Action Settlement for $3.45 Million on Behalf of Safety Attendants, Laborers and Helpers Working at California Oil Refineries
    May 2017
    The Final Approval Order can be found here: Final Approval Order

  • Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement for $2.375 Million on Behalf of Product Demonstrators at California Sausage Company
    March 2017
    The Preliminary Approval Order can be found here: Preliminary Approval Order

  • REZL Secures Numerous Six- and Seven-Figure Settlements on Behalf of Individual and Class Clients
    December 2016
    In 2016, REZL obtained millions of dollars in settlement and confidential arbitration awards on behalf of its clients, including in cases and pre-litigation matters involving claims for unpaid wages, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, age discrimination, gender discrimination, breach of contract, employee misclassification, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

  • REZL Recovers Millions of Dollars in Unpaid Commissions for High-Performing Sales Employees
    December 2016
    In 2016, REZL recovered millions of dollars in unpaid commissions on behalf of sales representatives and other commission-eligible employees, including as a result of successful arbitrations.

  • REZL Featured in the Recorder's "California's Million-Dollar Settlements" for the Largest Employment Law Settlement of 2015
    May 30, 2016
    The Recorder's "California's Million Dollar Settlements" feature recognized David Lowe and Erin Pulaski (along with co-counsel) for securing the Largest Employment Law Settlement of 2015. The feature highlighted the largest California settlements in 2015, including a $4 million settlement achieved by Mr. Lowe and Ms. Pulaski in an individual retaliation and defamation case.

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