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Discrimination Lawyer Interviews
May 1, 2020. By Anne Wallace.
Read [ Employment Discrimination based on Perceived Sexual Orientation ]
New York, NY Vincent White, a partner at White, Hilferty and Albanese, spoke recently with LAS about the thorny problem of employment discrimination based on an employer’s perception (or misperception) of an employee’s sexual orientation. The hardest problem, according to White, is that the discriminatory comment or action often happens behind closed doors, with no witnesses. “It’s an elevator situation,” said White. “The doors close; the offense happens; and the doors open with no one the wiser, except the employer and a very shocked employee.”
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 ]
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 ]
November 13, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA: Attorney Lisa Maki is a bundle of energy and fortitude. She runs her own law firm, the Law Offices of Lisa Maki, in Los Angeles, California. And, frankly, there aren’t many women doing that in the high-stakes, predominantly male world of trial lawyers.Read [ Age Discrimination “Rampant” Says Attorney Lisa Maki ]
February 23, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ A Tough Title IX Fight in Alabama for BHJ ]
Huntsville, AL There is a lot of attention currently focused on the issue of sexual assault in educational environments. Five years ago, there were fewer news stories and arguably less consideration given to the rights of students and the responsibilities of schools and colleges to ensure a sexual harassment-free educational institution.
February 19, 2015. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ The Case of Ms. Jane Doe and Title IX ]
Grandville, MI In the autumn of 2010, a 15-year-old Jane Doe reported that she had been sexually assaulted by one of the school’s star athletes in a soundproof band practice room at her secondary school in Michigan.
June 25, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Gender Harassment in One of the World’s Most Respected Police Forces ]
Vancouver, BC: It’s not the demands of the job, but their fellow male officers that have pushed dozens, if not hundreds, of women in Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to the breaking point says lawyer Alexander Zaitzeff, who represents dozens of female Mounties in a massive class-action gender discrimination suit against the iconic Canadian police force, whose red scarlet tunic is recognized around the world.
August 1, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Title lX Doesn't Protect Against Bullying ]
Detroit, MI It is hard to say what may happen in the future when it comes to litigating against bullying. "The law the way it is written doesn't provide a solution for every kind of harassment," says attorney Richard Winslow. "The way the law is written it is quite narrow, but I think the issues are broader than Title lX, which is limited to sexual harassment."
July 31, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
San Mareno, CA: This is the third time since 1974 that Southern California Edison is being sued for racial discrimination. "This company has an inbred culture of racial intolerance that favors Caucasians and punishes African Americans and other non-Caucasians," says attorney Charles T. Mathews, who represents 11 plaintiffs in the latest class action against the company.Read [ Edison Discrimination Suit is Déjà Vu All Over Again ]
July 14, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ A Bad Day at Work for Discrimination ]
Chicago, IL Attorney Robb Stokar does a lot of workplace discrimination cases in his Chicago practice and he is never really very surprised by the kinds of things people endure. "People come to me with their workplace complaints on a daily basis," says Stokar. "There are daily workplace transgressions in this country. Some are reported and others are not."
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