Police Department Settles with Two Female Police Officers in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Our sources report that two female police officers won a pregnancy discrimination case in federal court alleging that the city’s policy toward pregnant women violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”) and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”). The policy did not allow pregnant women 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...

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 ...

Mocking Employees Places Wal-Mart in Hot Water After Charges of Disability Discrimination

An interesting case this week charges Wal-Mart with failing to prevent a hostile work environment and disability discrimination.  The former employee was a disabled forty-seven year old with cerebral palsy who had a long and proven track record of nineteen years working at Wal-Mart.  He even had a coach who trained h...

Gender and Disability Discrimination Continue to Flood the Courts

This week we observed additional interesting cases of gender and disability discrimination.   One case was settled by the troubled restaurant chain Chipotle and the other by a hospital chain.  These cases are a constant reminder that discrimination and retaliation are persistent events occurring in our society and t...

Former USC Coach Sues for $30 Million Under Alcoholism-Related Disability Discrimination

An interesting recent lawsuit shows the complex world of disability discrimination and the requirements of employers to engage in the interactive process. The lawsuit was brought by USC’s former head coach Steve Sarkisian and alleges that the University fired him instead of accommodating his drinking problem (a disab...

Danz’ Weekly Five Employee Rights Update

In this segment of Danz' 'Weekly Five Employee Rights Update', we aim to provide our subscribers with a healthy dose of educational and timely information from recent cases and new laws. Enjoy. (1) Understanding Reasonable Accommodation: One of the of the most hotly contested areas within Employee Rights and D...

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...