LGBTQ Civil Rights Attorneys
In March, 2001, Haddad & Sherwin achieved California’s first mandatory training and curriculum to combat homophobia and abuse in public schools. In the same case, Haddad & Sherwin also won a $500,000 jury verdict, plus a finding for punitive damages, for an African-American high school teacher who was disciplined by his school district, because he spoke out for the rights and safety of gay and lesbian students and staff at San Leandro High School. The case settled after trial for over $1.1 million.
Haddad & Sherwin also successfully represented a transgender man who was subjected to a strip search by police who questioned his gender, obtaining vindication and a six-figure settlement for him. In the course of this case, the San Francisco Police Department improved its policies and procedures for transporting and jailing transgender people.
We support the LGBT community. We support the fundamental right to marriage for all. We will fight for dignity and liberty for all.
Contact us today to get a free consultation with an experienced, Oakland-based police misconduct attorney. We handle cases throughout California, including the Bay Area, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, North Coast, Central Coast, Central Valley, and more!
Wrongfully Arrested San Francisco Cops Awarded $575,000 in a Jury Verdict
After six weeks of trial, our client won a verdict of $575,231 from a San Francisco jury for wrongful arrest, violation of civil rights, and intentional interference with his employment. Our client, Bret Cornell, was an off-duty rookie San Francisco ...
$540,000 Recovery for Wrongfully Terminated Prison Administrative Law Judge
Obtained a large settlement for a prison administrative law judge (ALJ) who was wrongfully terminated because of his race and his refusal to adhere to an illegal quota to find at least 90 per cent of prisoners guilty of misconductRelat...
$500,000 Free Speech, Race Discrimination, Jury Verdict
Won a $500,000 jury verdict, plus a finding for punitive damages, for an African-American high school teacher who was disciplined by his school district, because he spoke out for the rights and safety of gay and lesbian students and staff at San Lean...
$350,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement from National Hotel Chain
Successfully represented a woman who was sexually harassed by her supervisor in a national hotel chain. ...
$75,000 for 16 year old Girl Sexually Harrassed on Her First Job
Obtained a $75,000 settlement for a 16 year old girl who was sexually harrassed by her manager at her first job. The manager was later fired. This confidential settlement was substantial for the facts of this case, and spared our client from having...
Confidential Settlement for African American Man Suffering Racial Harassment
Obtained a confidential settement against a farm supply company that allowed some employees to racially harass an African-American man. The extreme harassment in this case included mailing the plaintiff a noose. ...
Settlements from Sheriff Department
Obtained substantial settlements for several women who were harrassed and terminated from their jobs with a sheriff department because they did not support the Sheriff's reelection campaign...
Jury Verdict Won for Accent-Based Employment Discrimination
Won a jury verdict on behalf of a highly qualified civil engineer who was repeatedly passed over for promotion simply because he had a slight Arabic accent....
Settlement Protecting the Free Speech Rights of Public School Teachers
Achieved a sweeping settlement protecting the free speech rights of public school teachers and requiring a local school district to provide comprehensive training to protect students and staff from discrimination based on sexual orientation and other...