A New Jersey federal judge deemed timely a proposed class action alleging Walmart unlawfully discriminates against applicants with criminal backgrounds through broad screenings that don't consider evidence of rehabilitation, applying a six-year statute of limitations rather than the two-year limitation suggested by Walmart.
A Chinese-American former employee of Lockheed Martin Corp. is suing the aerospace firm, alleging he was forced to resign from his aeronautical engineering job in Palmdale in 2021 as a result of discrimination stemming in part from the fallout of former President Trump’s “China Initiative.”
Jahan Sagafi of Outten & Golden LLP, also a worker-side attorney, said it makes sense for a wider swath of workers to be able to bring their claims against a single employer together.
"Many companies have a nationwide or multi-state presence, and typically the violations that they perpetrate against their employees are fairly uniform across the country," Sagafi said. "It's certainly economically rational and makes sense from the access to justice perspective and judicial economy perspective to have the case cover all the workers who are subject to the same violations."
Outten & Golden LLP is pleased to announce that it has promoted four of its exceptional lawyers, each of whom has demonstrated a commitment to client service and professional excellence. Effective January 1, 2023, the firm promoted Aliaksandra Ramanenka, Allison Van Kampen, and Cody Yorke to Partner, and Kerry C. Zaroogian, who recently returned to Outten & Golden, to Counsel. All four attorneys are members of the firm’s Individual Practice Group and are based out of the firm’s New York office.
“Workers who encounter overly broad and unrealistic pay bands in job postings should consider bringing this practice to the attention of the California Labor Commissioner by filing complaints, which could, in turn, help clarify employers’ obligations under the law,” said Pawanpreet Dhaliwal, an attorney at employment law firm Outten & Golden LLP.
Employment law attorneys are anxiously awaiting the U.S. Department of Labor's update to regulations governing overtime-exempt status and closely monitoring how the department's independent contractor proposal and its new tip credit...
“The allegations are that Amazon engaged in deceptive practices with respect to both” customers and drivers, said Pooja Shethji, a plaintiffs'-side employment attorney with Outten & Golden LLP in Washington.
Cristina Chen-Oster, a former vice president at Goldman Sachs, filed a complaint against the bank 17 years ago, alleging harassment and gender discrimination. The case is finally heading to trial in 2023, alongside 1,400 plaintiffs in a gender-bias class action. As Fortune senior writer Maria Aspan writes in a new feature story, Chen-Oster’s “fight against Goldman Sachs is almost old enough to go to college.”
At-will employment means either the employee or employer can terminate the employment agreement at any time. In the US, an at-will employer can fire a worker for a variety of reasons: for not performing, if they don't have enough work for them, or basically any other reason that's not illegal, Cody Yorke, an associate at Outten & Golden's New York office, told Insider.
Scores of women employed at Goldman Sachs more than a decade ago unsealed fresh accusations of how they were subjected for years to discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault by male managers at the Wall Street giant.