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...

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...

Sex and Gender Discrimination against Pharmaceutical Company Merck and Race Discrimination against Comcast

In the last several weeks, our attorneys reported a large number of sex and gender discrimination lawsuits. One of these was brought by a group of former Merck and Co. female employees. Merck is a U.S. based pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. The former employees brough...

Jury Awards $3 Million to a School District’s Employees for Unlawful Retaliation AND An Editor Sues Associated Press for Race Discrimination and Retaliation

Last Friday, a federal jury awarded over $3 million dollars to six current and former employees of a school district.  The employees’ main allegation was that they were demoted and their salaries were reduced as an act of retaliation by the board of trustees due to the employees’ political affiliation during a pri...

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit against Jimmy Choo and the Trends behind Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

This week our firm reported an onslaught of discrimination based lawsuits.  One of these was against the famous shoe maker company Jimmy Choo.  The Complaint was filed by its former sales associate, John Ornelas, after he was allegedly harassed by his supervisor and wrongfully discharged from the Beverly Hill’s Rod...

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...

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 ...