The U.S. Supreme Court will confront key questions for employers as it begins its new term. Cases on tap involve LGBT rights in the workplace, the contours of age discrimination and other civil rights laws, and immigration disputes involving as many as 800,000 undocumented workers.
The Justice Department will play a role in many of these cases, testing the majority conservative court on several social issues, as well as stances that pit workers’ rights versus business interests.
LGBT rights in the workplace will take center stage in oral arguments scheduled for the opening week of the Supreme...
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.
A lawsuit seeking class-action status filed in San Francisco federal court alleges that Wells Fargo denies auto loans to non-U.S. citizens who would otherwise qualify, according to a new story from the San Francisco Chronicle. The lawsuit is specifically about people here under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which provides immigrants who came to the U.S. before age 16 with temporary deportation protection, an authorization to work, and the ability to apply for a social-security number.
The Chronicle reports that the lawsuit alleges discrimination of DACA...
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.
One of the largest banks in the world just settled a gender discrimination lawsuit — that was filed by men.
JPMorgan Chase agreed Thursday to pay $5 million to a group of male employees who were discouraged from taking 16 weeks of paid parental leave to care for a new child, according to a statement from the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the organizations that brought the class action lawsuit on the employees’ behalf. Lawyers believe that about 5,000 fathers were denied extended leave.
It’s the first class action settlement stemming from a lawsuit by a male employee claiming that...
National employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP is joining forces with distinguished LGBTQ rights Jillian T. Weiss to assist workers who face discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Weiss will serve as Special Co-Counsel to Outten & Golden's LGBTQ Practice Group working on select cutting edge litigation.
"We are excited to collaborate with Jillian Weiss, combining our longstanding employment law achievements with Jillian's esteemed track record of prominent cases on behalf of LGBTQ workers," said Adam T. Klein, Managing Partner. "Through this...
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.
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Summer associates are in an especially vulnerable position as young, short-term employees trying to get full-time offers from the firm, said Outten & Golden LLP employment lawyer Wendi S. Lazar. “There’s incredible pressure on those law students to not complain, to do what they’re told,” she said. “They...