individual case news

NBC News—Kalhan Rosenblatt, Kenzi Abou-Sabe and Associated Press
05.22.2018

Two national advocacy groups are joining forces to lodge sexual harassment claims against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant, the groups announced Tuesday. Outten & Golden attorney Amy Biegelsen is quoted.

Mercury News—Ethan Baron
05.22.2018

Former Uber software engineer Ingrid Avendaño repeatedly called attention to illegal discrimination against women in the ride-hailing giant’s workplace, to no avail... Outten & Golden LLP partner Jennifer Schwartz represents the plaintiff.

ABC News—Taylor Dunn and Abigail Shalawylo
05.22.2018

A former employee is suing Uber less than a week after the company announced it is doing away with a rule that forced arbitration on passengers, drivers or employees who come forward with claims of sexual harassment or assault. Outten & Golden LLP partner Jennifer Schwartz represents the plaintiff.

PRNewswire—Outten & Golden LLP
05.21.2018

Uber Technologies, Inc. is accused in a new lawsuit of retaliating against a former female software engineer for reporting allegations of discriminatory treatment and sexual harassment directed at her and other female employees, the Outten & Golden LLP law firm said today.

The New York Times—Daisuke Wakabayashi
05.21.2018

A former engineer at Uber, Ingrid Avendaño, sued the company on Monday, claiming that co-workers sexually harassed her during her time at the ride-hailing service and that its human resources department failed to act on her complaints. Outten & Golden LLP partner Jennifer Schwartz represents the plaintiff.

MarketWatch-WSJ—Greg Bensinger
05.21.2018

A former Uber Technologies Inc. software engineer is suing the ride-hailing firm alleging years of sexual harassment, race discrimination and pay inequity, marking the first test of the company’s new policy relaxing forced arbitration for sex-related claims. Outten & Golden partner Jennifer Schwartz represents Ingrid Avendaño.

Recode—Johana Bhuiyan
05.21.2018

The engineer, Ingrid Avendaño, said she was hospitalized because of the stress of working at Uber. Outten & Golden LLP partner Jennifer Schwartz represents the plaintiff.