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.
In the #MeToo era and with several major law firms facing related litigation, firms are looking at improving training and policies around gender discrimination and harassment, from summer associates to partners, according to legal observers.
A California federal judge has granted conditional collective action status to unsuccessful job applicants accusing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP of bias against older candidates, saying the problems that led him to refuse to certify the collective in July had been fixed.
The #MeToo movement has not spared law, with a federal appellate judge and the chair of one of the world’s largest law firms resigning over allegations of sexual misconduct in recent months.
News headlines regarding the allegations against Judge Alex Kozinski and Latham & Watkins Chair Bill Voge serve to highlight an underreported and widespread problem in the legal industry, according to Wendi Lazar, executive editor of a newly updated handbook published by the American Bar Association that offers the legal industry a detailed look...
A number of high-profile men have recently lost powerful positions over their alleged sexual misconduct. But for female victims of harassment, speaking up often is just as career damaging.
Managerial women who report such abuse can struggle to regain their professional momentum. To escape toxic work environments, they frequently quit or exit entire industries, and some choose different professions, according to interviews with lawyers and women who have experienced sexual harassment at work. When women resign due to sexual harassment, their earnings tend to stall or decline, an...