Extensive Experience and Exceptional Results
Extensive Experience and Exceptional Results
The Garza Firm has significant experience in representing victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual abuse. Sexual Harassment, including all forms of sexual assault and abuse, is prohibited under both California and federal law through laws such as California's Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX. Sexual Harassment includes all of the following: physical assault and unwelcome touching, sexual comments and gestures, and demands for sexual favors. Sexual harassment can take place at work, in school, and in a number of other situations, and the victims of sexual harassment and abuse are both children and adults. Perpetrators of sexual harassment are often those that are most trusted, such as supervisors, managers, doctors, professors, teachers, and coaches. California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and Title VII protect individuals from sexual harassment and abuse at work, while Title IX protects students from sexual harassment and abuse in universities. Other civil statutes and laws prohibit sexual harassment and abuse that occurs in other contexts as well, such as harassment and abuse perpetrated by physicians and others who have a duty to protect the safety of others, particularly those who are vulnerable.
If you believe that you have been the victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault or sexual abuse, contact us. We will evaluate your specific circumstances and help you protect your rights. We have successfully represented victims of sexual harassment, sexual abuse and sexual assault, recovering millions in compensation for these victims.
The Garza Firm is committed to protecting the rights of individuals and employees who suffer any form of discrimination or retaliation. Race, National Origin, Gender, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Age, and Disability discrimination are all prohibited by state and federal law. Workplace discrimination can occur in connection with terminations, demotions, denial of monetary compensation and benefits, and failure to promote or hire. Employees must also be protected from a hostile work environment based on race, national origin, age, disability and other protected criteria. A hostile work environment can include offensive racial and age-related comments and gestures made by managers, supervisors or co-workers. Employees must also be protected from a hostile work environment based on race, national origin and disability. Similarly, in the educational setting, Title IX prohibits universities receiving federal funding from denying educational benefits and opportunities based on protected characteristics such as sex. Students who have been denied educational opportunities and benefits because of a protected characteristic are entitled to various remedies, including monetary compensation. Employees and students who complain of any form of harassment or discrimination cannot be subjected to retaliation by their employer or school — adverse actions taken because the individual complained of such conduct are prohibited.
We have decades of experience advising clients and successfully litigating all types of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. The Garza Firm is uniquely experienced in litigating the complex laws affecting an individual's rights in the employment and educational settings. Contact us today for a case evaluation.
In certain circumstances, employers are prohibited from terminating an employee. Wrongful termination can occur if the employee has an oral or written contract of employment that was breached by the employer, the employee complained of illegal activity and was terminated for doing so, or the employee refused to engage in illegal activity, or the employer terminated the employee because of the employee's refusal to commit an illegal act. The Garza Firm carefully analyzes each circumstance to help our clients evaluate whether they have a viable claim that should be pursued. We understand how important employment is in all our lives. We strive to advise our clients of all options, including options that are available other than litigation.
The Garza Firm has experience in representing injured clients outside of the employment and educational setting. We take on select personal injury cases where an individual is seeking to recover for injuries resulting from intentional or negligent conduct by another individual or corporation. These types of cases would include claims for injuries suffered by passengers at the hands of Transportation Network Carriers such as Uber and Lyft. We evaluate each potential personal injury case carefully. Call us for an evaluation of your personal injury matter.
Ms. Garza has extensive knowledge and experience conducting internal investigations and litigating issues involving internal investigations. She has served as an expert witness on this topic. When litigating against large institutions for sexual harassment, sexual abuse and all employment related claims, understanding the investigative process is key. From her years of experience as an independent investigator, Ms. Garza understands how institutions use "independent" investigations for their own benefit, often claiming that these investigations are not discoverable based on claims of attorney-client privilege and attorney work product. Using her experience in this complicated area, she ensures that institutions are not permitted to put non-privileged documents and information beyond the reach of discovery – evidence critical to her clients' claims.
Ms. Garza has represented multiple individuals holding executive positions with large institutions when disputes arise. She has represented executives in litigation, contract negotiations and separations, including C-suite executives holding positions with Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Garza has extensive knowledge representing debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors as well as vast experience in adversary proceedings (bankruptcy litigation). Mr. Garza has consistently provided successful results for clients for thirty years. The Garza Firm will accept unique opportunities in insolvency-related matters.
Mr. Garza has successfully defended against judgment recognition (foreign court) in the United States and led teams in Latin America to successfully defend a U.S. corporation against judgment recognition and enforcement. He has also advised U.S. corporations regarding foreign litigation when there is a possibility or likelihood of an attempt to recognize and enforce any adverse judgment rendered in the U.S. The Garza Firm will accept interesting opportunities related to international disputes.