Located in downtown, Los Angeles, the Law Offices of Kyle Todd (LOKT) is a social justice law firm that fights for the rights of employees, whistleblowers, victims of police misconduct, and others.
Since our inception, we have represented individuals and groups facing harassment and abuse who needed someone to fight for them. Our advocacy has been a force for change, showing defendants that there is a high cost to violating others’ civil and employment rights in California.
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DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT
For some people, workplace discrimination and harassment is an everyday occurrence. In California, discrimination or harassment in the workplace is illegal when it is based on the worker’s gender, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, and marital status. These aspects of identity are referred to collectively as “protected classes” or “protected characteristics.”
KNOW YOUR WORTH
In many fields today, students are told that unpaid internships are key to their education and career development. While some unpaid internships do provide valuable experience, all too often interns find that their positions amount to providing free remedial labor—delivering coffee or lunches to the office, answering phones, filing documents or doing data entry. Further, to the limited extend that unpaid interns are able to make useful professional connections, this benefit is largely limited to those of us whose parents are able to finically support them during the internship.
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WAGES & BREAKS
All too often, employers shortchange their workers by refusing to pay them what they’re legally due. In some cases, workers may not even know that they’ve been taken advantage of. Other times, workers may feel silenced because they fear retaliation–especially for those who are undocumented. The first step in asserting your rights is to know your rights.
LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN LITIGATION CASES
If you are an employee who needs to take leave because of a serious health condition, or to care for your family member’s serious health condition, or for pregnancy, birth, adoption, or acceptance for foster care of a child, three important laws may protect your right to get leave from your job
IF YOU PAID FOR IT, YOU SHOULD GET IT BACK
Employers have a duty in California, under Labor Code section 2802, to reimburse employees for losses and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their job duties. This makes sense, as an employer should not be able to pass along to employees the expenses of operating their business. The Industrial Wage Commission (IWC) wage orders in California also call for the reimbursement of specific expenses such as tools, equipment, and uniforms.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
In general, employment in California is “at-will” – meaning that, your employer can terminate you without a reason, and even for many unfair reasons. There are, however, exceptions to this, including unlawful discriminatory termination, unlawful retaliation, and what is called ‘wrongful termination in violation of public policy’ (“wrongful termination”).
How We Helped Tracy Win a $1,000,000 Verdict
Tracy started working at CalTrans in 2006 and soon started experiencing severe racial harassment while at work. Tracy reported the harassment to several supervisors as well as to his union, but CalTrans took no steps to curb the racial harassment Tracy was experiencing.
Tracy came to The Law Offices of Kyle Todd in the summer of 2016. “I immediately related to him”, said Kyle “He was so traumatized by what he experienced”. The Law Office of Kyle Todd started investigating Tracy’s case and eventually took that case to trial.
“We fought hard for Tracy and made a compelling argument to the jury that resulted in Tracy being awarded a $1,000,000 verdict. Being able to fight for someone who has experienced harassment and being able to get justice for them really makes me feel like I’m making a difference” said lead attorney Kyle Todd.