Anthony DiBenedetto

Anthony DiBenedetto

Associate

Anthony DiBenedetto is an associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department where he represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, state and federal wage and hour class actions, trade secrets claims, and traditional labor law. Anthony also investigates and defends against whistleblower claims. In addition, Anthony counsels clients on compliance with state and federal employment laws and on developing, implementing and enforcing personnel policies and procedures, and advises employers with respect to labor and employment issues that arise in a variety of corporate transactions.

Anthony’s experience includes representation of employers in a variety of industries, including professional sports, telecommunications, asset management, automotive manufacturing, financial services, global food service, grocery chains, security services, retail, and media and entertainment.

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SEC Issues $22 Million Whistleblower Award

On August 30, 2016, the SEC issued a $22 million whistleblower bounty award to an individual “whose detailed tip and extensive assistance helped the agency halt a well-hidden fraud” at the whistleblower’s employer. The Acting Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, credited the “company insider,” stating “[w]ithout this whistleblower’s courage, information, and assistance, it … Continue Reading

Cal. App. Court Finds in Favor of Whistleblower Who Never Complained of Unlawful Conduct by the Employer

In Cardenas v. M. Fanaian, D.D.S., Inc., Case No. F069305 (Cal. App. 5 Dist.), a California Court of Appeal determined that Plaintiff Cardenas could pursue a California Labor Code Section 1102.5 retaliation claim against her former employer, M. Fanaian, D.D.S., Inc. (“Company”) based on her allegation that it discharged her because she reported her coworker’s … Continue Reading

Cal. App. Court Finds in Favor of “Whistleblower” Who Never Blew the Whistle

In Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ, — Cal.Rptr.3d —-, 2014 WL 6602601 (Cal. App. 4 Dist.) (available here), the California Court of Appeal determined that Cecilia Diego (Plaintiff) could pursue a common law public policy retaliation claim against her former employer, Pilgrim United Church of Christ (the Church), based on her allegations that … Continue Reading
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