The Gillam Law Firm Obtains $800,000 Settlement for City Firefighter

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firefighter CA carol gillamThe Gillam Law Firm joined forces with attorney Genie Harrison to settle a contentious case against the City of Los Angeles for $800,000. Their client was an African American lesbian firefighter who claimed discrimination and retaliation at a fire station in the San Fernando Valley. The settlement was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in August 2012.

Lee v. City of Los Angeles et al., LASC Case No. 336783

Carol Gillam Presents at Several Conferences

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carol attorney carol gillamRecently, Carol Gillam has presented several programs for lawyers.

In December she put on a webinar for California attorneys on LGBT Issues in the Workplace. In November she conducted a program for the State Bar of California on how to prosecute a Fair Employment and Housing Act case. That same month she appeared on a roundtable with six defense attorneys to discuss recent rulings on class actions, employee privacy rights and National Labor Relations Board activities. The results of that roundtable were published in the November 2012 issue of California Lawyer magazine. She also appeared at the annual conference of the National Employment Lawyers Association to preside over a panel discussion of workplace harassment called, "It's Not Just About Sex -- How to Present and Prove Powerful Harsasment Cases Based on Other Characteristics."

Court Gives Final Approval of Class Action Settlement Against USC

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los angeles usc attorney carol gillamSettlement to Fund Week of December 10, 2012

On October 31, 2012 the court gave final approval to settlement of a class action lawsuit brought against the University of Southern California, challenging pay practices at two of its on-campus restaurants. Servers who worked at McKay's and The Lab GastroPub can expect to receive their payouts before December 25.

Carol Gillam Honored Again as a Top Labor and Employment Lawyer

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los angeles award attorney carol gillamCarol Gillam was selected again as a 2012 Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in California by the Daily Journal, California's legal newspaper. She was honored at a reception held July 16, 2012 at the City Club in Los Angeles.

Firm Challenges Failure to Pay Wages to Chauffeurs at Limousine Company

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limosine carol gillamOn May 24, 2012, a class action lawsuit was filed against Los Angeles and New York-based limousine company, Ready To Roll Transportation, Inc. on behalf of former and current California chauffeurs, for unpaid wages and un-reimbursed business expenses. Plaintiffs allege that Ready To Roll illegally kept its chauffeurs on-call, in between jobs, without compensation, and failed to reimburse for expenses incurred in direct discharge of Plaintiffs' work for Ready To Roll. If you have any questions, please contact Jody Borrelli or Carol Gillam at (310) 203-9977.

Hendershot, Whitehead and Salas v. Ready To Roll Transportation Inc., LASC Case No. BC485401


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