Discrimination & Harassment

Class Actions

Outten & Golden attorneys represent employees across industries who have been victims of unlawful discrimination in the workplace, including harassment by their employers. When an employer implements a company-wide policy that discriminates against a group of similar employees, a class action lawsuit is the most effective and efficient vehicle for vindicating workers’ rights. Through class action litigation, employees can get the type and breadth of data necessary to prove that an employer has violated the law against them as a group and create company-wide changes to prevent future violations. 

Class action litigation requires a particular expertise, resources, and skills to prosecute successfully. Outten & Golden has represented hundreds of workers in successful class actions, against some of the largest corporations in America, protecting the rights of women, people of color, and others to be free from unlawful discrimination and harassment in the workplace. 

Related Cases

Uber Equal Pay and Harassment Class Action

Status:
Active

Outten & Golden LLP is proud to announce the $10,000,000 class action settlement on behalf of software engineers of color and female software engineers at Uber, which also requires Uber to reform its employment practices to prevent future discrimination and harassment.  The lawsuit alleges that...

Raley’s Pregnancy Discrimination

Status:
Active

On April 9, 2015, Outten & Golden LLP and our co-counsel, The Liu Law Firm P.C. and Equal Rights Advocates, filed a pregnancy discrimination class action lawsuit against Raley’s Family of Fine Stores in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Sacramento. The case, Borrego v. Raley’...

News

“Soñador” demanda a Wells Fargo por supuestamente discriminarlo en préstamo

Hoy Los Angeles - Efe

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.

La abogada de Peña, Rachel Dempsey, explicó a Efe que “el programa...

JPMorgan Chase is giving $5 million to fathers who were discouraged from taking parental leave

Vox - Alexia Fernandez Campbell

One of the largest banks in the world just settled a gender discrimination lawsuit — that was filed by men.

JPMorgan Chase agreed Thursday to pay $5 million to a group of male employees who were discouraged from taking 16 weeks of paid parental leave to care for a new child, according to a statement from the American Civil Liberties Union, one of the organizations that brought the class action lawsuit on the employees’ behalf. Lawyers believe that about 5,000 fathers were denied extended leave.

It’s the first class action settlement stemming from a lawsuit by a male employee claiming that...

JPMorgan Chase settles class-action lawsuit after dad demands equal parental leave for men

The Washington Post - Samantha Schmidt

Before the birth of his second son, Derek Rotondo decided he wanted to spend more time at home — to bond with the newborn and to more evenly split up the caregiving with his wife.

The Ohio father asked his employer, JPMorgan Chase, for the paid parental leave the company offered to primary caregivers. But he was told that in most cases, only mothers would be eligible for the full 16 weeks, Rotondo said. Unless he could prove that his wife had returned to work or was medically incapable of caring for the baby, Rotondo would be eligible for only two weeks of paid leave.

In response, Rotondo ...