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...
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.
Three women of color claim Uber Technologies Inc. does not pay female engineers or engineers of color equal compensation in a suit filed Tuesday in California state court, which blames, in part, a performance evaluation system in which supervisors rank their workers.
Ingrid Avendaño, Roxana del Toro Lopez and Ana Medina, two of whom left the company this summer, claim that this system uses criteria that is not valid or reliable, to the detriment of workers of color. They are alleging numerous violations of California Labor Code.
“In this system, female employees and employees of color are...
Outten & Golden LLP, a preeminent employee rights law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of nine new attorneys to its growing practice of representing employees in all areas of employment law. That practice includes representing executives and partners with employment and partnership agreements; coaching clients with employment problems and disputes; negotiating and litigating claims of discrimination, retaliation, and breach of contract; advising and representing whistleblowers; and prosecuting class and collective actions involving discrimination, wage-and-hour, and WARN Act claims.