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Jon Mayeda

Hon. Jon M. Mayeda (Ret.)

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T: 213-253-9752
F: 213-620-0100
555 W. 5th St. , 32nd Floor , Los Angeles , CA 90013
Judge Mayeda has settled or arbitrated a wide variety of employment matters with respect to discrimination related to age, national origin, sexual orientation, and pregnancy. He has also dealt with issues pertaining to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour claims, and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

Representative Matters

  • Age, gender, and race discrimination arbitration involving local affiliate of motor club federation
  • Arbitrated claims for disability discrimination, failure to make accommodations, and protective leave interference in violation of CFRA at oil field maintenance construction company
  • Breach of contract mediation regarding promissory fraud, failure to pay wages, minimum wage violations, assault, battery, and false imprisonment involving athletic goods manufacturer
  • Cases involving alleged breaches of contract with business executives and related compensation and securities issues
  • Dissolution of closely-held corporations and family businesses that included complex valuation issues
  • Employment discrimination mediation between administrator and multi-specialty outpatient surgery center
  • Mediation for wrongful termination, failure to pay wages on discharge, fraudulent inducement, negligent misrepresentation, defamation, and assault at publicly traded media company
  • Pregnancy and sex discrimination arbitration based on Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA) violations concerning apartment property management and development firm
  • Pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination arbitration between individual and commercial real estate services firm
  • Racial discrimination and retaliation arbitration involving weight loss management company
  • Sexual harassment and battery cases, including those with related retaliation claims
  • Wrongful termination arbitration based on alleged retaliation and discrimination in violation of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) at auto dealership
  • Member, Executive Committee, Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Member, California Judges Association, 1981-present (Vice President, 1991-1992; Executive Board Member, 1989-1992)
  • Member, California Asian Judges’ Association, 1981-present (President, 1985-1986)
  • Founding Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County, 1998-present
  • Member, Japanese American Bar Association of the Greater Los Angeles Area, 1977-present (President, 1979; Vice President, 1978; Founding Member Board of Directors, 1977)
  • Chair, Judicial Administration Institute of California, 1999-2000
  • Member, Judicial Council of California, 1994-1997
  • Former Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association (Inn of Court, Litigation Section, 1990-1992; Executive Committee Human Rights Section, 1978-1979; Housing Court Subcommittee of the Housing and Urban Development Law Committee)
  • Involved in teaching and developing curriculum for judicial branch education through the Continuing Judicial Studies Program, the Judicial Administration Institute of California, which he chaired from 1999 to 2000, and the California Judicial Education and Research governing board
  • Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court, 1999-2007
  • Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1981-1999, (Presiding Judge, 1990; Assistant Presiding Judge, 1989)
  • Deputy City Attorney, Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, 1973-1981
  • Customs Inspector, U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Treasury Department, 1968-1972
  • J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, 1971
  • A.B., University of Redlands, California, 1968

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