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,...
Outten & Golden LLP – the nation's premier employment law firm representing employees, executives, partners, and professionals – announces that 19 of its attorneys have been included in three Lawdragon lawyer guides for 2020.
Outten & Golden LLP, a premier law firm focusing exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys across the firm's four offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., have been recognized in the 2019 editions of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
Outten & Golden LLP, which focuses exclusively on representing employees, is pleased to announce that 28 of its attorneys have been recognized as being among the top lawyers in the 2018 editions of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
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...
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.
Employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP announced today the promotion of Melissa E. Pierre-Louis, Sally J. Abrahamson, Melissa Lardo Stewart, and Gregory S. Chiarello to partnership effective January 1, 2018.
Melissa E. Pierre-Louis is Co-Chair of the firm's Family Responsibilities and Disability Discrimination Practice Group, representing employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law. She is based in the New York office.
Before joining Outten & Golden in 2008, Ms. Pierre-Louis worked as a public interest fellow at Beldock, Levine &...