The U.S. Supreme Court will confront key questions for employers as it begins its new term. Cases on tap involve LGBT rights in the workplace, the contours of age discrimination and other civil rights laws, and immigration disputes involving as many as 800,000 undocumented workers.
The Justice Department will play a role in many of these cases, testing the majority conservative court on several social issues, as well as stances that pit workers’ rights versus business interests.
LGBT rights in the workplace will take center stage in oral arguments scheduled for the opening week of the Supreme...
Recently, PBS and its New York affiliate, WLIW, aired an episode of renowned journalist Sheelah Kolhatkar’s show “Playing by the Rules” that focused on Uber and featured interviews with our lawyers Jahan Sagafi, Iris Mattes, and Rachel Dempsey. That episode explores what went wrong at Uber, and how it found itself the subject of intense public scrutiny and criticism for allegations of discrimination and harassment. In the episode, our legal team discusses their work advocating on behalf of female software engineers and software engineers of color who stood up to unfair employment practices...
Lawyers for Civil Rights (LCR) and the law firm of Outten & Golden LLP filed an amicus brief in the consolidated DACA cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 14 prominent empirical scholars who study DACA and its effects.
This unique brief, submitted by academic sociologists and economists with expertise on DACA, immigration, and migration, draws upon amici’s original research and the most extensive and up-to-date body of knowledge on the life-saving and life-changing protections granted by DACA, as well as the devastating consequences to recipients, their family members, and their communities if the Trump Administration’s cancellation of DACA were permitted to take effect.
Ulku Rowe, a highly qualified technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and technology industries, sued Google in U.S. District Court in New York, alleging the technology company violated the Equal Pay Act and New York Equal Pay Law, as well as the New York City Human Rights Act.
In cases like Ward’s, where she’s accusing a company of violating part of federal civil rights laws, it’s even more galling that she can’t go to a public courtroom, said Peter Romer-Friedman, counsel at Outten & Golden, who represents workers in employment cases.
Forced arbitration means that many workers are cut off from the means of justice. “Workers shouldn’t have to pay exorbitant amounts of money just to have their claims heard,” Romer-Friedman said.
A lawsuit seeking class-action status filed in San Francisco federal court alleges that Wells Fargo denies auto loans to non-U.S. citizens who would otherwise qualify, according to a new story from the San Francisco Chronicle. The lawsuit is specifically about people here under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which provides immigrants who came to the U.S. before age 16 with temporary deportation protection, an authorization to work, and the ability to apply for a social-security number.
The Chronicle reports that the lawsuit alleges discrimination of DACA...
Un inmigrante mexicano, amparado por el programa de Acción Diferida (DACA), demandó a la entidad financiera Wells Fargo por supuestamente negarle un préstamo basándose en su estatus migratorio, informaron este jueves sus abogados.
En la demanda presentada en un tribunal de San Francisco, Eduardo Peña alega que el banco lo discriminó por su estatus migratorio cuando le negó un préstamo de automóvil en noviembre pasado, a pesar de contar con un buen reporte de crédito, empleo y estar amparado por el programa DACA desde 2012.
An Illinois man hit Wells Fargo Bank NA with a proposed discrimination class action in California federal court Tuesday, claiming the bank denies auto loan applications from U.S. residents who hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status simply based on their immigration status.
Eduardo Peña said the bank committed alienage discrimination against him and a large number of the 800,000 DACA-status individuals who are financially stable by categorically rejecting their car loan applications because they are not U.S. citizens, in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.