Age Discrimination and Retaliation Verdict of $4.25M against Abbott Labs

Our attorneys report that last week a federal jury found that Abbott Labs, one of the largest health care companies in the world, violated its employee’s rights based on age discrimination and retaliation.  In turn, the jury awarded the victim $4.25 million after age discrimination was proven by a preponderance of t...

Recent Employment Discrimination Claims against Investment Technology Company Wilshire Analytics and the U.S. Postal Service

Last week, our attorneys reported another interesting age, gender and race discrimination case in Los Angeles County. In this case, a former president of a reputable investment technology company called Wilshire Analytics sued her former employer and its founder, Chairman and CEO Dennis A. Tito alleging that she was te...

Election Season Brings Employment Discrimination to the Forefront and News Headlines

With the election season in full swing, one common topic that keeps making national headlines is Donald Trump’s alleged employment discrimination against women. For instance, there have been allegations that Trump only wanted the pretty young women for certain positions in his company. That is both sex discrimination...

Have You Been Mis-Classified as an Employee or Independent Contractor – The Answer May Be Crucial to the Success of Your Case

When analyzing an employment law case, one must first determine whether the worker was an employee or independent contractor. This is important because in California employment-at-will means that an employer can fire an employee for just about any reason other than one that is prohibited under law. The following is a b...

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...

Anderson v. Yahoo – Disparate Impact in the Form of Gender Discrimination

An interesting case was filed last week against Yahoo by one of its former editors, Greg Anderson.  Mr. Anderson alleged that Yahoo discriminated against males when it implemented a quarterly performance review system and did not give him the required notice when the company decided to lay off over 500 workers.  The ...

Is Your Workplace Wellness Program Discrimination? EEOC Thinks So

Over the last several years, the Affordable Care Act expanded employers' ability to offer wellness programs at the risk of workplace discrimination. In 2014, companies aimed to improve the health of their employees while reducing health care costs. Rewarding employees for achieving health goals (and lowering comp...

Workplace Discrimination: 2015 Ushers in New Era of Age Violation

As Economy Forces Older Workers to Remain at Work, Workplace Discrimination Climbs: Recent Cases Involve Newport Beach Firefighters Suing their Department and a $26 Million Verdict to a Staples Facilities Manager Suing under Workplace Age Discrimination A recent workplace age discrimination lawsuit brought by ...