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...

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...

New EEOC Guidance on Retaliation and New Law Combatting Age Discrimination in Hollywood

Recently, we received reports that a new bill in the California Senate has been approved. This Bill AB 1687 will prohibit age discrimination in Hollywood. Once the law takes effect, it will permit actors, actresses and directors to request that their ages and birthdates be removed from sites that include their informat...

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...

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...