A proposed class action lawsuit alleging Facebook’s ad placement tools facilitate discrimination against older job-seekers has been expanded to identify additional companies, further widening the latest front in claims that candidates are being filtered out by gender, geography, race and age.
“When Facebook’s own algorithm disproportionately directs ads to younger workers at the exclusion of older workers, Facebook and the advertisers who are using Facebook as an agent to send their advertisements are engaging in disparate treatment,” a communications union alleged in the amended complaint—...
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Workers and CWA amend class action complaint to add federal age bias claims for older workers nationwide; allege Facebook’s algorithm discriminates against older workers; and announce that they have filed age bias charges with the EEOC against Facebook and 37 other companies
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today, older workers, the Communications Workers of America (CWA), and Outten & Golden LLP announced major new steps in their campaign to stop...
Outten & Golden is delighted to announce that its San Francisco office has moved to larger space. The firm now has a 17-office suite on the 12th floor of One California Street, the US Bank building.
Wayne N. Outten, Founder and Managing Partner, said, "Since our founding in 1998, we have grown to more than 65 attorneys, making us the largest firm in the country focused exclusively on representing employees. Our San Francisco office has contributed substantially to this growth."
Jahan C. Sagafi, Partner in Charge of the San Francisco office, explained, "Over the past four and a half years, the...
Worker advocates worry Supreme Court decision allowing class action waivers and arbitration agreements may chill #MeToo and #TimesUp
Internal policies, outside resources remain viable avenues for addressing harassment
The #MeToo movement set in motion last fall hit a bit of a speed bump this month when the Supreme Court gave employers the green light to use arbitration clauses and class action waivers in employment contracts. But that doesn’t mean the book is shut on the #MeToo movement or its legal advocacy counterpart #TimesUp.
Women coming together to share their stories and challenge...
Although employers scored a landmark win Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers can be barred from pursuing class claims, the decision could prove to be a double-edged sword, since businesses face the prospect of footing the bill for an avalanche of individual arbitration demands workers may file. Here's a look at how plaintiffs will forge ahead now that the ruling is on the books.
A five-justice majority led by Justice Neil Gorsuch ruled that businesses aren't violating the National Labor Relations Act by including class waivers in arbitration agreements that workers must sign...
Though they’re celebrating the decision as a win, employers may not like the legal response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling that businesses can make workers sign away their rights to file class suits as a condition of employment, panelists said Wednesday at an American Arbitration Association conference.
Adam Klein, deputy managing partner of worker-side employment firm Outten & Golden LLP, said at a panel in New York on the future of class actions that the plaintiffs’ side of the bar is already cooking up ways to make employers who use these class action waivers regret foregoing...
Uber was hit with a lawsuit Monday alleging sexual harassment and discrimination against female employees, apparently the first case in court since the ride-hailing giant scrapped a requirement for arbitration of such claims.
Former Uber software engineer Ingrid Avendano's suit filed in California superior court contends the company work culture was "permeated with degrading, marginalizing, discriminatory, and sexually harassing conduct towards women" and that this was perpetuated and condoned by managers.
According to a statement from Avendano's lawyers, she raised concerns but "was met...
A former employee is suing Uber less than a week after the company announced it is doing away with a rule that forced arbitration on passengers, drivers or employees who come forward with claims of sexual harassment or assault. Outten & Golden LLP partner Jennifer Schwartz represents the plaintiff.
Former Uber software engineer Ingrid Avendaño repeatedly called attention to illegal discrimination against women in the ride-hailing giant’s workplace, to no avail... Outten & Golden LLP partner Jennifer Schwartz represents the plaintiff.
NBC News—Kalhan Rosenblatt, Kenzi Abou-Sabe and Associated Press
Two national advocacy groups are joining forces to lodge sexual harassment claims against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant, the groups announced Tuesday. Outten & Golden attorney Amy Biegelsen is quoted.