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,...
SAN FRANCISCO – Outten & Golden has joined MALDEF in expanding a class-action lawsuit challenging a national bank’s policy of denying loans to DACA recipients and other immigrants because of their citizenship or immigration status, according to documents filed in federal court last week.
The lawsuit alleges that Discover Bank limited the access of non-U.S. citizens such as DACA recipients to student, personal and home mortgage and equity loans in violation of federal and state civil rights laws, including 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and the California Unruh Civil...
Although the older generation of nurses at a hospital has tolerated the boorish behavior of a longtime surgeon, times have changed and the newer nurses report him to the chief of surgery. They explain that Dr. Tim berates several scrub techs, calling them useless and stupid. His disruptive and unprofessional behavior can have adverse consequences for the hospital, which initially tries to turn things around with an informal conversation. When Dr. Tim’s improvement is short-lived, the hospital takes more formal action, including remediation.
Pilot says he developed app on his own time with $100k of his own money.
A pilot for Delta Airlines is suing his own company for $1 billion, alleging that it stole an app he created.
Captain Craig Alexander, an 11-year veteran who flies 757s, developed a messaging app called QrewLive that facilitated flight crew communications. He says he pitched the app to Delta management, who, after allegedly expressing interest, ultimately turned him down before releasing a similar app of its own.
Alexander says he worked on the project on his own time and spent $100,000...
We can't celebrate Juneteenth as a federal holiday on one end of the spectrum and still have in our Constitution of the United States of America an exception that allows for slavery for people who have been convicted of crime," Williams told Law360 recently.
People incarcerated for criminal offenses who work in facilities' maintenance or in state correctional industries to make goods, like eyeglass lenses or license plates, are not constitutionally entitled to minimum wage. This arrangement is a vestige of the 13th Amendment's abolition of...
Outten Golden partner recognized for representation of employees in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other workplace disputes
Bloomberg Law has announced its first-ever class of "They've Got Next: The 40 Under 40," a selection of talented young lawyers, innovators, and diversity and inclusion champions. Included among this esteemed group is ...
Opera singer Samuel Schultz announced today that his lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ("Royal Caribbean") has ended with Royal Caribbean agreeing to pay him $300,000 plus attorneys' fees, and to have the Court enter judgment in his favor and against Royal Caribbean, according to Outten & Golden LLP and Scott, Wagner and Associates P.A.
Chambers USA recently announced its 2021 law firm selections, ranking Outten & Golden LLP atop the longstanding Plaintiffs Labor & Employment category and the newly created Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Executive Representation) category for New York.
The D.C. Circuit should get to consider whether Lyft drivers are engaged in interstate commerce and therefore exempt from a federal arbitration law, a worker-side employment law group said in a friend-of-the-court filing in a D.C. federal court case regarding paid sick leave.
As U.S. senators prepare to mark up a bill on Tuesday that would provide protections to nursing mothers in the workplace, Law360 explores how it could correct the lactation break provisions under the FLSA that have been described by judges and attorneys as toothless and illogical.