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May 2013 Archives

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Reintroduced In House And Senate

Despite California and federal protections for pregnant workers, complaints nationwide of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace have increased by 35 percent over the last 10 years. In the last year alone, 3,745 pregnancy discrimination complaints were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Two Former Coaches Sue Chivas Soccer For Discrimination

Dan Calichman and Theothoros Chronopoulo have filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against Major League Soccer (MLS) team Chivas USA alleging that the club fired them because of their national origin. Neither Calichman nor Chronopoulo are Latino.

Three Teens Stop Sexual Harassment In Fast Food Restaurant

Three teenage employees at a Hawaii Panda Express asserted that they were subjected to workplace sexual harassment by a manager at the fast food eatery. They filed a lawsuit last fall alleging that a hostile work environment was created by the manager who made inappropriate comments to and contact with the female employees.

Exxon Fails Sexual Orientation Discrimination Test

California law protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. While not all states offer the same protections, many corporations have adopted their own non-discrimination policies that encompass these same topics.

Employers Should Consider Light Duty Options For Pregnant Workers

The goal of a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit is always at least twofold: 1- To protect the expectant mother's job and right to be free from pregnancy-related discrimination and 2- To protect other female employees from going through the same mess with an employer just because of a pregnancy.

FMLA Protections Extend To Families Caring For Injured Military Vets

With more than 50,000 wounded warriors returning to the United States for treatment, rehabilitation and relearning how to live with a serious injury, families throughout California and the rest of the United States have answered their own call to duty: to take care of their loved one at Walter Reed or another military hospital. But many family members have lost their jobs because of the extended time away from work required to nurse a son, daughter or spouse back to health after a battlefield injury.

Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination Alleged Against NBPD

Two former Newport Beach employees are suing the city for discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and sexual harassment. One is a former police officer and one a former police dispatcher.

Settlement Reached In Race Discrimination Suit Against Wet Seal

Foothill Ranch-based Wet Seal Inc. has agreed to a $7.5 million settlement to end an employment discrimination case that claims the retailer denied promotions, denied pay increases or terminated managers from its stores based on the color of their skin. The lawsuit was filed last summer by three managers of Wet Seal stores in Pennsylvania.

Was Age 60 The Magic Number For Age Discrimination At Lawndale High?

Roberleigh Richester began working for the Centinela Valley Union High School District in 1999. In 2008, he received the "Security of the Year" award at Lawndale High. In 2012, at age 63, he retired from the school district, claiming he had been discriminated against because of his age since he turned 60.

System Of Discrimination At Merck Unfairly Targets Women, Mothers

Kelli Smith, a sales representative for Merck, claims that she was essentially punished by the company for having a baby in 2010. She took maternity leave after the birth of her child and asserts in a recently-filed pregnancy discrimination lawsuit that she received poor performance reviews after taking job-protected medical leave that stalled her career.

Is Congress Trying To Take Away Overtime Pay?

Maybe, although that's not the stated intent behind a bill that would allow employers to 'pay' workers with comp time - or additional paid time off - for hours that are now required to be paid at an overtime rate of time-and-a-half. The bill recently passed the House by a fairly narrow margin of only 19 votes.

Sharon Stones Denies Misconduct In 2nd Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

A year after she was fired from her position as a live-in nanny for Sharon Stone's children in 2011, Erlinda Elemen took legal steps to fight back against what she believes was harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination. Elemen asserted in her lawsuit that she endured religious- and raced-based harassment while working for Stone.

Female Officer Wins Reinstatement, Back Pay In Discrimination Lawsuit

Just before Nichole Hanchett was scheduled to have her day in court, she and her former employer were able to reach an agreement, settling her employment discrimination case against the San Fernando Police Department. Hanchett will receive $700,000 to resolve her lawsuit that alleged she was discriminated against because of her sexual orientation and retaliated against for talking about the corrupt practices of the department.

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