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Hewlett-Packard Enterprises Named in Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Hewlett-Packard Enterprises Named in Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit January 7, 2019. By Anne Wallace.
Santa Clara, CA In late 2018, R. Ross and C. Rogus filed a class action California unpaid wages lawsuit against Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) that describes a pattern of gender-based pay discrimination. It’s hardly news, you think, that tech giants underpay women.
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The New Year Rings in New Sexual Harassment Rules, Mainly Triggered by #MeTooMovement

The New Year Rings in New Sexual Harassment Rules, Mainly Triggered by #MeTooMovement January 4, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
Sacramento, CA:The #MeTooMovement has resulted in a number of new laws with the goal to make it easier for employees to report sexual harassment and for employers to have a voice in investigations concerning this and other California labor law violations. Most of these laws took effect January 1, and employers would be wise to become familiar with them.
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“Face of Channel 4 News” Fired -- Too Old to be Female on TV

“Face of Channel 4 News” Fired -- Too Old to be Female on TV December 13, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Nashville, TN News anchor Demetria Kalodimos, who had repeatedly been named the Best Local Reporter and Best Local TV News Personality by the readers of the Nashville Scene, was abruptly fired by WSMV, Channel 4 on December 4, 2017. On November 27, 2018, she filed an employment lawsuit in the Middle District of Tennessee, alleging violations of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Tennessee Human Rights Act and Disability Act and Tennessee common law. Allegations concerning violations of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 are expected to follow.
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Google Employee Tagged as “Too Old” May Yet Have the Last Word

Google Employee Tagged as “Too Old” May Yet Have the Last Word October 23, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
San Jose, CA Cheryl Fillekes’s age discrimination lawsuit against Google alleges violations of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and corresponding provisions of California labor law, the Fair Housing and Employment Discrimination Act (FEHA). Having cleared the hurdle of class action certification, it now appears poised to settle.
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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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