Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court (Ret.)


Representative Cases

Judge Collins has presided over trial or arbitration, and/or settled numerous wrongful termination and constructive discharge cases, for example:

Plaintiff alleged he was raped after a holiday party by another employee who escorted plaintiff back to the hotel.  Plaintiff claimed employer was liable as the rape occurred as an extension of the workplace at a hotel paid by employer and by another employee who escorted him to the hotel in a Lyft paid by employer and at employer’s direction.

Plaintiff claimed she was terminated based on her age and in retaliation for complaining about a hostile work environment created by her supervisor.  Defendant claimed she was terminated for altering her scheduling within the company computer system, violating company policy.

Wrongful termination involving bank officer; 

Constructive termination, hostile work environment and retaliation regarding City of Santa Monica employee; 

Wrongful termination of in house counsel employed by Michael Jackson; 

Wrongful termination by Hilton related to reorganization; 

Wrongful termination of professor by university based on religious discrimination;
Wrongful termination and slander of residential house manager;

Wrongful termination/breach of consulting agreement between buyer and seller of bar supply business;

Constructive termination and breach of employment contract by Division President running film production equipment business.

Wrongful termination of employee after taking leave when wife suffers stroke.

Wrongful termination when employee returns from extended disability leave.

Constructive termination resulting from alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Hon. Patricia L. Collins