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.
A recent wave of protests has made it clear that employees are paying more attention to their employers' actions — particularly younger workers.
"The Millennial generation are more activists and socially conscious and they have higher expectations of the employers they work for," said Lori Deem, employment lawyer and partner at Outten & Golden.
Employees at online home goods retailer Wayfair in Boston walked out last month after the company sold bedroom furniture to a nonprofit that operates migrant detention facilities.
Last year, Google employees across the globe protested the tech giant's...
The firm, long known and respected for its representation of employees, executives, and partners in a variety of employment matters, increased its presence from the inaugural publication of the guide last year. Up from 17 lawyers in 2018, Outten & Golden has the most attorneys on the 2019 list.
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced plans for the state’s Department of Financial Services to investigate advertisers that allegedly prevent certain protected groups from seeing their housing ads on Facebook.
The state will investigate claims that state-regulated businesses use tools on the website’s advertising platform to block people from seeing ads based on classifications including race, age and gender, according to a press release. The DFS regulates state-chartered banks, mortgage bankers, insurance providers, bank trust companies and credit unions, among others.
A year after Toys R Us closed, tens of thousands of laid-off workers are getting a portion of the severance promised and then rescinded as the retailer unraveled.
While workers are getting $2 million, a fraction of the $56 million in fees awarded to Kirkland & Ellis, the law firm representing Toys R Us, the decision is still a victory of sorts. That's because pensions and severance payments are labeled as unsecured debt when a company files Chapter 11, making them low priority and less likely to be paid.
A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved the settlement to a class-action lawsuit filed...
One year after Toys R Us shut its doors, a group of workers who lost their jobs are set to receive a $2 million severance settlement.
Judge Keith L. Phillips of the Eastern District of Virginia on Thursday approved the settlement for 33,000 employees who were laid off after the toy company filed for bankruptcy last year, a group representing the workers announced. The settlement was the result of a class action claim filed by the workers last year.
The group was led by Ann Marie Reinhart Smith, a 30-year Toys R Us employee who filed the claim on behalf of all employees laid off without...
A Pennsylvania federal judge has refused to ground the bulk of a proposed class action accusing American Airlines of violating federal anti-discrimination law by failing to give pilots credit for short stints of military leave when calculating profit-sharing awards.
U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III on Tuesday declined to dismiss two counts of pilot James Scanlan’s three-count suit claiming the company violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
For one, the judge let stand a USERRA claim that participants in a company profit-sharing plan who took short-term...
A Washington federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss a proposed class action accusing Alaska Airlines Inc. and its sister company Horizon Air Industries Inc. of shortchanging hundreds of pilots who took short-term military leave on pay and benefits.
U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice denied the airlines' motion to dismiss Alaska Airlines pilot Casey Clarkson's Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act claims, finding the court can't make a decision on various issues based on the current pleadings.
The court said there wasn't enough evidence in the complaint for it to make a...
PNC Bank and its parent company failed to pay call center workers for their overtime hours by making them read work-related emails off the clock and keeping them at work during meal breaks, according to a proposed class action filed Friday in Pennsylvania federal court.