Outten & Golden LLP Employment Law Blog—Nicholas Sikon
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers shrinks Dodd-Frank's protections against workplace retaliation for corporate whistleblowers.
The once robust statute now leaves a gaping hole for those employees in the private sector who report securities related violations to their employer. Now, after the Supreme Court's ruling, employees are required to report directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to avail themselves of legal protection under the statute - internal reporting is no longer enough.
The employee rights law firm of Outten & Golden LLP applauds today’s introduction of the bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 (ENDA) by Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA), Deborah Pryce (R-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Christopher Shays (R-CT), and issues the following statement:
“The public supports workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, according to recent polls and studies. Most Americans agree that workers should be judged solely by their performance on the job. While 17 states, the District of Columbia, and many other localities...
Less than 10 years after they settled the infamous “boom-boom room” case, Smith Barney is being sued for discrimination again.
The new case, Fassbender Amochaev v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., d/b/a Smith Barney, was filed in United States District Court of Northern California in San Francisco by one current and three former employees more than a year ago on March 31, 2005. The lawsuit says Smith Barney engaged in a pattern and practice of gender discrimination against its female financial consultants in account distributions, sales support, compensation and other terms and...