Disability Discrimination Victory of $1,000,000 for a Deputy Fire Chief in San Diego and Associational Disability Discrimination Claim against California Trucking Company

As some of California’s leading attorneys, Stephen Danz & Associates are proud to represent hundreds of California residents spanning San Diego to Sacramento in their pursuit of justice against discrimination.  We start off this blog post by a report from our San Diego Employment Attorneys about an ex-deputy fir...

Background Check Policy Disproportionately Screens Out Minorities AND Associational Discrimination Violation under FEHA

A long running class action settled this week when the U.S. Census Bureau agreed to pay $15 million dollars and repair how it screens job applicants for census positions.  The main allegation was that the agency disproportionately screened minority applicants.  A non-monetary component of the settlement includes a ch...

Two Cases that Stood Out this Week involved a Million Dollar Settlement for FMLA Violation as well as Gender and Age Discrimination Claims

The first case was brought by a former laundry room employee of Avalon Health Care, a rehabilitation and medical care company serving over forty one long term care communities in five states.   Her claims included allegations that her former employer allowed her coworkers to harass her with comments pertaining to her...

In 2015, Employee Rights Expand by California Family Rights Act

In 2015, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council will provide employees with additional workplace discrimination protections under the California Family Rights Act ("CFRA"). The CFRA is California's version of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), and offers expanded employee rights. See t...

Have You Been Discriminated Against By Your Employer Due to Your Pregnancy? U.S. Supreme Court is Currently Debating a Case with Enormous Consequences to Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The main federal law protecting expecting parents is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA"). Enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, PDA prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. Discriminatory action may come in the form of hiring (or non-hir...