What Acts Constitute Religious Discrimination, Harassment, and Accommodation

The primary law that protects employees and job applicants from religious harassment – in hiring, promotions, and firing – is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Generally religious harassment, for purposes of employee rights, is treated similarly to other types of harassment based on identity traits. There ...

Northern California Race Discrimination Update: Fresno’s Farmers Insurance Settles for $225K and Napa Valley’s Sutter Home Winery Faces Discrimination and Retaliation Allegations

The first case reported is instrumental for our Fresno based clients.  Here, Farmers Insurance Exchange agreed to pay $225,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.  The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and alleged that Farmers Insurance discriminated ag...

Racial Preferences at a Nursing Home and a Transgender’s Workplace Discrimination Claim against Whole Foods

Earlier this week, a black nursing home supervisor brought her race discrimination case to the U.S. Supreme Court.  In her case, Ms. Jill Crane alleged that the rehabilitation facility (Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital) that she worked at unlawfully honored a white family’s request not to be cared for by black ...