Ana Fuentes Sanchez was hired by Swissport, Inc., to clean airplanes in 2007. She was fired two years later after taking 19 weeks off because of pregnancy-related complications. That included all of her unused vacation time as well as the four months she was allowed for leave under California's Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL).
Vicky Gutierrez was a reporter for LA's local KVEA Telemundo TV station for nine years. During that time she received a nomination for an Emmy Award for her work as a reporter/anchor and received positive annual reviews of her contributions to the news team's success.
Myrone Bollinger was a bailiff in the Los Angeles criminal court, employed by the LA County Sheriff's office. She suffered from a physical disability that made it difficult for her to go on patrol as required by her position.
Lory Fabian, a former alumni coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, has filed suit against the NFL team alleging age discrimination. According to her lawsuit, the Rams have been consistently firing middle-aged women and replacing them with younger workers.
David Flores was employed by the City of San Diego as a mechanical inspector when he was involved in a car accident while on the job in 2006. He suffered an injury to his spine during the crash and was off for several months recuperating from the crash.
Then-President Woodrow Wilson declared Mothers Day a national holiday in the United States in 1914. Although the U.S. holiday is not yet 100 years old, protections for mothers in the workplace have come a long way since the presidential action of setting aside one day a year to honor mothers throughout our country.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the so-called "one-strike rule," which eliminates job applicants from consideration for a single positive test for drug or alcohol use during pre-employment screening. In Lopez v. Pacific Maritime Association, the court upheld a district court summary judgment in favor of the defendant.