Sex and Gender Discrimination against Pharmaceutical Company Merck and Race Discrimination against Comcast

In the last several weeks, our attorneys reported a large number of sex and gender discrimination lawsuits. One of these was brought by a group of former Merck and Co. female employees. Merck is a U.S. based pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. The former employees brough...

Rising Religious Discrimination in California and Recent Amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act

In the last several weeks, our attorneys report a number of religious discrimination lawsuits.  One of these lawsuits was brought by a group of Muslim women on May 2nd against Urth Café in Orange County.  The women, who were wearing traditional Muslim hijabs or covering, allege that they were kicked out because of t...

Pre and Post Pregnancy Discrimination by Frontier Airlines Exemplifies Industry’s Propensity for Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

Earlier in May, four female commercial airline pilots for Frontier Airline filed discrimination complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Their main allegation is that the airline discriminates against them and other female pilots by not providing “reasonable accommodation” for their...

Transgender Discrimination – Elucian Tech Company $140,000 Settlement for Removing Transgender Employee from Workplace

Transgender discrimination has been the hottest employment law discrimination area in recent months.  In fact, since 2012, employment discrimination against employees as a result of them being transgender has qualified as sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Further, sex discrimination...

Large Gas Station Operator Murphy Oil Faces Disability Discrimination Lawsuit under ADA by Former Employee

A disability discrimination lawsuit was filed last week against a large gas station operator by the name of Murphy Oil.  The main allegation by the former employee was that the company terminated him knowing he had severe back problems instead of accommodating him in compliance with the law.  The employee worked for ...

Jury Awards $3 Million to a School District’s Employees for Unlawful Retaliation AND An Editor Sues Associated Press for Race Discrimination and Retaliation

Last Friday, a federal jury awarded over $3 million dollars to six current and former employees of a school district.  The employees’ main allegation was that they were demoted and their salaries were reduced as an act of retaliation by the board of trustees due to the employees’ political affiliation during a pri...

Workplace Retaliation Ruling Nets a Nurse $115,000 After Doctor’s Crude Conduct

After a nurse sued for sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, and retaliation, she received $115,000 this week and may even get an additional $84,000 on top of that.  The nurse was an instructor at a hospital who alleged that the medical director, Dr. Craig Manifold, used vulgar langauge and stated that if she and ...

Age Discrimination Lawsuits Upsurge against PWC and Fire Departments in San Francisco and Riverside County, Respectively

Our San Francisco and Riverside County employment attorneys report a spike in age discrimination lawsuits this week.  One was filed this week by a Certified Public Accountant by the name of Steve Rabin against the internationally renowned consulting and accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Rabin v. PricewaterhouseC...