Boxer & Gerson in the News

November 23, 2009
Julius Young’s “WorkersComp Zone” blog wins Top Blog of the Year 2009 award

(Oakland, CA – 11/23/09) – Boxer & Gerson, LLP partner Julius Young has received the “Top Blog of the Year 2009” award for his WorkersComp Zone that provides “a steady stream of insightful commentary and analysis” on timely workers’ compensation issues, according to LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Law Center, which announced the award on Nov. 16. […]


October 22, 2009
$200,000 judgment upheld against Albertsons for denying cashier’s bathroom break

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A state appellate court has upheld a $200,000 judgment for a 51-year-old grocery store clerk who successfully sued the Albertsons grocery chain for failing to provide reasonable accommodation for her disability after her cancer treatments. A three-judge panel of the First Appellate District Court upheld a $200,000 judgment against the grocery […]


October 14, 2009
Taneka’s Law signed by Governor

Bill sponsored by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada clarifies Workers’ Comp law to prevent denial of a claim based on personal characteristic such as race, religion or gender SACRAMENTO, CA – A bill to guarantee that a workers’ comp claim cannot be denied to an employee-victim based solely on a personal characteristic of the victim and a […]


September 4, 2009
Taneka’s Law goes to Governor

Assemblymember Yamada’s AB clarifies Workers’ Comp law to prevent denial of a claim based on personal characteristic such as race, religion or gender SACRAMENTO, CA – A bill that would clarify that a workers’ comp claim cannot be denied to an employee-victim based solely on a personal characteristic of the victim and a third party’s […]


July 9, 2009
“Taneka’s Law” Passes to Senate Floor for vote.

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State Senate Judiciary Committee has sent AB 1093, also known as Taneka’s Law, to the floor of the Senate for a vote. The bill would clarify that a workers’ comp claim cannot be denied to an employee-victim based solely on a personal characteristic of the victim and a third party’s hatred […]


June 1, 2009
Assembly Bill 1093, “Taneka’s Law,” passes off Assembly floor.

AB 1093 eliminates ambiguity over the definition of ‘personal relationship’ as the basis for denying a claim for injury or death in the workplace SACRAMENTO, CA – AB 1093, a bill that would clarify that a workers’ comp claim can not be denied to an employee-victim based solely on a personal characteristic of the victim and […]


February 27, 2009
“Taneka’s Law” Headed to California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, February 27, 2009 – A bill that would ban denial of a workers’ compensation claim because the motivation that caused the victim’s injury or death was related to an “immutable” personal characteristic – such as race, age or gender – was introduced on the floor of the California Assembly today. State Assemblymember Mariko Yamada […]


February 4, 2009
Attorney Michael Gerson filed a request with the State Workers’ Compensation Board for a hearing on behalf of the family of a BART worker killed on the job after the family had waited nearly four months. Gerson’s actions and the media attention it generated resulted in a quick resolution of the case.

CONCORD, February 4, 2009 – After a delay of nearly four months, BART officials agreed to pay death benefits to the survivors of a 44-year-old BART employee who was struck and killed by a train while inspecting tracks last October. James Strickland, an inspector for the S.F. Bay Area Rapid Transit District, was struck from […]


January 4, 2009
The family of an African American woman who was stabbed to death at a Dollar Tree store in Fairfield settled a workers’ compensation claim against the retailer, which initially refused to pay benefits because the killing was allegedly racially motivated. The family was represented by Boxer & Gerson attorney Moira Stagliano.

January 9, 2009 – Boxer & Gerson attorney Moira Stagliano settled a claim today for the family of a Fairfield woman who was stabbed to death at her retail clerk’s job at a Dollar Tree Store. The family was initially denied workers’ compensation death benefits by the store’s insurance company. The attorney for Dollar Tree […]