Weekly Recap: Google, Apple, HP and Other Silicon Valley Technology Companies Facing Multiple Age Discrimination Lawsuits And the Constitutionality of California’s new Age Protection Law

In the last several months, our attorneys report extremely busy filings of age discrimination lawsuits against technology companies in California. The most notorious company Hewlett Packard (“HP”) has been sued 28 times since mid-2013. Along with HP, Cisco (11), Apple (9) and Google (8) were reported as leading the...

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...

New EEOC Guidance on Retaliation and New Law Combatting Age Discrimination in Hollywood

Recently, we received reports that a new bill in the California Senate has been approved. This Bill AB 1687 will prohibit age discrimination in Hollywood. Once the law takes effect, it will permit actors, actresses and directors to request that their ages and birthdates be removed from sites that include their informat...

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...

Staples Appeals a Jury’s $13 Million Dollar Award in Age Discrimination Claim AND a $219 Million Dollar False Claims Act Trial Goes to Jury

This week, attorneys for Staples asked an appeals court to reduce a $13 million dollar punitive damages award to a former Staples manager who was terminated at age 64.  The former manager alleged that his age-based termination constituted age discrimination as it was part of a company-wide effort to get rid of older h...

Workplace Retaliation Claims Rose in 2015 and LA Settles Yet Another Multi-Million Dollar Discrimination Case

A former City of Los Angeles gardener received a $3.8 million settlement after a jury found that he was subjected to disability and race discrimination. The gardener worked for the city for 20 years before being forced to retire in 2010 after experiencing harassment and disability for having a mental disability and for...

Two Ex-Reporters’ Million Dollar Age Discrimination Cases Made Headlines in LA this Week

In one of the cases, a former sports reporter for the LA Times won a $7.1 million jury verdict after alleging he was forced out of his job because of his age.  The sports writer, TJ Simers, was with the newspaper for decades before, he claims, the paper constructively terminated him by creating intolerable conditions,...

$7 Million Age And Disability Discrimination Verdict Against Major Newspaper

A jury awarded an award winning columnist $7.1 million after finding that the Los Angeles Times discriminated against him due to his age and disability. In this blog post, we will provide a brief overview of age discrimination and disability discrimination claims. We will also explain how the law protects employees aga...