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Retail giant Target Settles California Labor Lawsuits over Cashier Seating for $9 million.

Retail giant Target Settles California Labor Lawsuits over Cashier Seating for $9 million. August 16, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Oakland, CA: A California judge has given the green light to settle several California labor lawsuits alleging the retail giant violated California’s Private Attorneys General Act by failing to provide seating for more than 90,000 cashiers.
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DePuy Hip’s Million Dollar Surgeons “Taking Share of Business”

DePuy Hip’s Million Dollar Surgeons “Taking Share of Business” December 24, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Dallas, TX: In a recent hip replacement trial, plaintiffs’ lawyer showed to the jury records whereby DePuy paid its Pinnacle hip "design surgeons" more than $184 million in royalties that he argued were kickbacks. And jurors watched a video of a 2008 DePuy sales conference themed “Taking Share of Business”. To the lyrics of “Takin’ Care of Business” by the rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive, DePuy’s former top marketer leads a parade with costumed alligators, a bloodied man with a hatchet and a giant metal hip implant. The plaintiffs won.
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Facebook Slapped with Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit with Whistleblower Allegation

Facebook Slapped with Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit with Whistleblower Allegation September 27, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: A former Facebook employee, 52-year-old Gary Glouner, alleges in a lawsuit filed in California Superior Court that he was unlawfully terminated from his job in November, 2015. The suit alleges the company discriminated against him because of a minor cognitive disability and because he was not part of the company’s preferred demographic of “recent college graduates” or a “digital native”.
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Retaliation to be added to Tesla Inc. Workplace Racial Discrimination Suit

Retaliation to be added to Tesla Inc. Workplace Racial Discrimination Suit 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.
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Contractor to US Government Cited for Equal Pay Violations, Settles for $1.2 Million

Contractor to US Government Cited for Equal Pay Violations, Settles for $1.2 Million 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.
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California Workplace Discrimination Dinosaurs

California Workplace Discrimination Dinosaurs 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.
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Another Unarmed Black Man Shot and Killed by Police

Another Unarmed Black Man Shot and Killed by Police 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.
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Gay Teacher Fails “Good Fit Test” at New York Private School

Gay Teacher Fails “Good Fit Test” at New York Private School 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”.
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North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Has Serious Implications for State Employment Law

North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Has Serious Implications for State Employment Law 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.
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Who’s Hispanic? New Trial After White Applicant Receives $1.3 Million for Race Discrimination

Who’s Hispanic? New Trial After White Applicant Receives $1.3 Million for Race Discrimination 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.
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