In cases like Ward’s, where she’s accusing a company of violating part of federal civil rights laws, it’s even more galling that she can’t go to a public courtroom, said Peter Romer-Friedman, counsel at Outten & Golden, who represents workers in employment cases.
Forced arbitration means that many workers are cut off from the means of justice. “Workers shouldn’t have to pay exorbitant amounts of money just to have their claims heard,” Romer-Friedman said.
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...
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.
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...