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...

Weekly Recap: Religious Discrimination Uptick Exemplified by $260,000 Settlement by Shipping and Trucking Company to Sikh Workers and $175,000 Settlement for Racial Discrimination of San Diego Cop

We report an uptick in the number of religious discrimination cases in California. An interesting settlement this past week personifies the type of narrow minded and outdated policies that some California companies persist in enforcing. The case involves several truck drivers working for a large shipping and trucking c...

Lessons Learned from Recent Employment Disability Discrimination Cases against Sharp Healthcare and Home Depot

The first case presents an example of an applicant being discriminated against based on her disability even before starting to work.  On November 1, 2016, San Diego health system Sharp Healthcare paid $90,000 as part of a settlement after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed the disability di...

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...

New Laws Empower Employees with Equal Wages, Fair Contracts, and Lawful Hiring

Employees in California should have reasons to rejoice.  Our elected officials have enacted and our governor signed new bills last week on the last day of the legislative session.  One of these laws will extend the protections of the Fair Pay Act (California’s version of the federal government’s Equal Pay Act) to...

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...

California Law Protects Employees Against Unlawful Retaliation

Say you complain to your supervisor that another co-worker is harassing you or that you are not getting adequate accommodations. The next day or next week your supervisor writes you up for being "unable to get along" in the workplace or reduces your hours if you are an hourly employee. You suspect that the write up or ...

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...

Disability Discrimination Is Not OK – Employees Have Rights

Have you ever wondered what your rights are in the workplace? In today's post, we will discuss disability discrimination and how California law protects employees who are or become disabled. We have previously written about what is a disability under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). An employee i...

Sex/Gender Discrimination, Equal Pay Act Violations, and Retaliation against America’s Largest University System

A lawsuit filed this week against Cal State University, the largest university system in the United States, alleged that its athletic director, Mike Garrett (formerly the athletic director at USC), and the school violated California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) among others.  The Complaint lists vi...