Outten & Golden partner Ossai Miazad recently settled a hiring discrimination case against The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) on behalf of David Rodriguez, a DACA recipient who applied for an internship at P&G, and others similarly situated to him. The case sought to address P&G’s policy and practice of screening out internship and entry-level applicants who are non-United States citizens unless they held a long-term work authorization.
The case was filed as a putative class action in federal district court in...
Outten & Golden LLP, By Tammy Marzigliano, Pawanpreet Dhaliwal, and Brittany Arnold
Daryl Woodruff was an interim superintendent and contender for a leadership position at PG&E. He was fired for fabricated performance issues after he spoke his conscience twice. First, he stood up for himself and his colleagues by complaining of race discrimination to the company’s human resources department. Second, he reported his good faith belief that other PG&E leaders had failed to inspect defective, potentially explosive electrical transformers and lied about it,...
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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.
A New York federal judge on Friday approved a $13.5 million deal to settle a class action alleging the Duane Reade drugstore chain didn’t pay overtime wages to assistant store managers, but he refused to sign off on a provision that would have limited references to the case on the class counsel’s web or social media pages.
U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken signed off on the settlement that would end overtime pay litigation between workers and the Walgreens Co. subsidiary that has been ongoing since January 2011.
But he rejected the measure to restrict internet mentions of...
TGI Friday’s tipped workers asked a New York federal judge on Wednesday to certify a class of employees seeking a determination that the restaurant chain and its former owner denied them proper wage and hour statements, saying that granting the request will move the litigation along and let the court decide common legal issues.
The workers contended that the litigation will be made more efficient by certifying an issue class of people requesting a declaration that TGI Friday’s Inc. and former owner Carlson Restaurants Inc. violated New York labor laws by failing to provide proper...
A New York federal judge Thursday stood firm by his class certification ruling on behalf of Duane Reade Inc. assistant store managers who claim they were shorted of overtime pay, denying the pharmacy chain's bid for decertification at discovery's end.
No new evidence has come to light that convinces him a predominant common question does not exist as to whether the assistant store managers were misclassified as "exempt" workers from New York's overtime requirements, U.S. District Judge K. Paul Oetken wrote in his 20-page ruling denying decertification.