Legal News Articles - Discrimination
May 26, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Oakland, CA Legal team representing a 44-year-old African American man who claims he was harassed and discriminated against while working as an assembly line worker at the Tesla car factory in Fremont, California is adding a charge of retaliation to the already long list of claims of violations of the California state labor laws.Read [ Retaliation to be added to Tesla Inc. Workplace Racial Discrimination Suit ]
February 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Alpharetta, GA: A group of women employed by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in the state of Georgia will share in a $1.2 million settlement alleging pay discrimination due to gender. The 185 women in Georgia will be joined by 26 workers in Florida receiving back pay stemming from gender discrimination, a violation of Georgia employment and federal laws.Read [ Contractor to US Government Cited for Equal Pay Violations, Settles for $1.2 Million ]
December 19, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY The Bayer Corporation, a global pharmaceutical behemoth, is accused of discriminating against a pregnant female employee and sidelining another female executive once vaulted as a star employee in a gender discrimination and employment law suit.Read [ Bayer Accused of “Mommy Tracking” in Gender Discrimination and Employment Suit ]
November 6, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Francisco, CA: In this day and age, discrimination should be the dinosaur in the workplace. But in the last few months alone, California seems to have stepped back in time. California labor lawsuits, from disability to pregnancy employment discrimination, have been recently filed.Read [ California Workplace Discrimination Dinosaurs ]
September 28, 2016. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, CA: Another police shooting of an innocent African American man, this time in a San Diego suburb, has sparked further protests claiming police misconduct and racism.Read [ Another Unarmed Black Man Shot and Killed by Police ]
September 23, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
New York, NY Alan Cohen was stunned when he was told his contract at an exclusive New City private school would not be renewed. He had an exemplary 20-year-career as a teacher with the New York City Department of Education and 7 more years as an administrator in the private school system. However, 13 months after taking up his new position at the Speyer Legacy School, in New York City, Cohen was suddenly told he wasn’t “a good fit”.Read [ Gay Teacher Fails “Good Fit Test” at New York Private School ]
April 14, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
The North Carolina “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” or House Bill 2 (“HB2”) is arguably the most anti-LGBT statute that has ever been passed in the United States of America. But HB2 is about more than just adding limits on what local government entities can do regarding public bathroom usage.Read [ North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Has Serious Implications for State Employment Law ]
March 10, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan overturned a $1.3 million jury verdict and ordered a new trial for a white, non-Hispanic officer who alleged he was passed over for a job as police chief in 2010 in favor of a Hispanic candidate. The federal appeals court also ruled that the village of Freeport and former mayor Andrew Hardwick should get an entirely new trial in the suit by plaintiff Lt. Christopher Barrella due to a number of legal errors made at the 2014 trial.Read [ Who’s Hispanic? New Trial After White Applicant Receives $1.3 Million for Race Discrimination ]
December 31, 2015. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A California federal judge certified a class action against Farmers Insurance for current and former female attorneys who alleged they were discriminated against based on their gender.Read [ California Judge Certifies Discrimination Class Action Suit for Female Attorneys ]
November 20, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: A 2013 change in the way Disney World accommodates persons with disabilities has sparked a discrimination lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts by a group of 25 parents and guardians of autistic children in California.Read [ Parents of Autistic Children Sue Disney Park ]