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Restaurant servers and bartenders at International House of Pancakes, Denny’s, and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro restaurants who say their employers underpaid them had their case revived by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Sept. 18.
“This decision will help millions of waitresses, waiters, bartenders, and other hard-working servers get paid a decent wage and reasonable tips, and it will push back on unemployment rates for janitors, prep cooks, and others who don’t earn tips,” Jahan Sagafi, an attorney who argued for the workers, told Bloomberg Law by email Sept. 18.
On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and 10 other companies over alleged age and gender discrimination in targeted employment ads.
Facebook has repeatedly been called out for enabling advertisers to exclude certain groups of people from seeing certain types of ads, such as for housing and employment, on its platform. The social network recently said it’s taking steps to prevent these inequitable practices, but not everyone is satisfied with its clean-up job. The charges allege that Facebook has enabled...
Facebook discriminates against millions of women and gender nonbinary people by letting companies target job ads on the platform toward men, job seekers claim in U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges filed against the social media giant and 10 employers on Tuesday.
Job seekers Bobbi Spees, Linda Bradley and Renia Hudson and the Communications Workers of America union allege Facebook violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 by letting businesses show paid help-wanted ads only to men. They claim several Facebook client businesses have likewise violated the law by...
Three female job hunters, a large worker coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union lodged a legal complaint against Facebook on Tuesday, accusing the company of enabling discriminatory job postings with its ad targeting tools.
The complaint also targets 10 employers that used Facebook to post job ads — for roles as police officers, truck drivers and sales representatives at a sports store — that were exclusively targeted to men, according to images of ads in the complaint.
The complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the latest of several legal efforts that...
Facebook has been criticized in recent years over revelations that its technology allowed landlords to discriminate on the basis of race, and employers to discriminate on the basis of age. Now a group of job seekers is alleging that Facebook helps employers exclude female candidates from recruiting campaigns.
The job seekers, in collaboration with the Communications Workers of America and the American Civil Liberties Union, are filing charges with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday against Facebook and 9 employers.
The Third Circuit ruled yesterday that job applicants have standing to sue under the Fair Credit Reporting Act in a criminal history lawsuit brought by plaintiffs against their prospective employer, SEPTA, says Outten & Golden LLP and a coalition of legal advocates.
Filed in federal court in Philadelphia in 2016, the class action accuses SEPTA, the nation's sixth-largest public transportation system, of routinely rejecting job applicants based on information contained in reports obtained from background check companies.
In finding that Plaintiffs have standing to sue, the Third Circuit...
Workers alleging they were improperly denied jobs due to the results of pre-employment background checks have standing to sue the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority under the Fair Credit Reporting Act for not providing them a copy of the reports before turning them down for jobs, the Third Circuit ruled Monday.
In a precedential ruling, a three-judge panel upheld part of U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker’s April 2017 decision tossing an allegation that SEPTA failed to properly inform a trio of would-be SEPTA employees of their FCRA rights when they weren’t hired because of...
Sloane Levy, an accomplished business leader, has joined Outten & Golden LLP as its first chief operating officer, the firm said today.
Outten & Golden Managing Partner Wayne N. Outten said, "Sloane Levy has an extraordinary depth of understanding of business, operations and legal issues. She joins us as we approach the firm's 20th year anniversary, during which time we have grown from an eight attorney firm to over 60 attorneys, four offices, and a global practice. We're thrilled to have her on our team as we build on our firm's existing strengths and continue to grow and evolve."
Lockheed Martin unit Sandia Corp. must hand over information on alleged unfair treatment of women in a putative class action accusing the nuclear weapons research lab operator of systematic bias against female employees, a New Mexico federal judge ruled Thursday, rejecting Sandia’s claims that a related magistrate judge’s discovery order was too broad.
U.S. District Judge James O. Browning rejected Sandia’s objections to a magistrate judge’s May order compelling the company to produce documents to plaintiffs Lisa Kennicott, Lisa Garcia, Sue Phelps and Judi Doolittle, saying the magistrate had...