Bononi Law Group has filed suit on behalf of a former employee of Mattel, Inc., the giant toymaker based in El Segundo. The lawsuit alleges that the vice-president of corporate affairs in 2013 and 2014 created a hostile work environment for women by making derogatory remarks and showing preference for hiring men, according to the complaint filed last December in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Change has come to the U.S. military. First, by stopping the don't-ask-don't-tell policy and stopping discrimination based on sexual orientation and now allowing women to serve in combat roles, ending years of gender discrimination among our fighting forces.
Although firing an employee because she is too attractive may seem unfair, it is not against the law in Iowa, according to the state's Supreme Court. Firing a female employee and replacing her with another female employee, in an office composed of other female employees, does not amount to gender discrimination, according to the court.
The Los Angeles-area meatpacking company Clougherty Packing Co. has agreed to employ 700 of 2,000 women who were wrongfully denied employment simply because they are female as new jobs at the plant become available.
California and federal law does not allow employers to discriminate against people on the basis of gender and a new case offers interesting insight into what exactly counts under this category. In this lawsuit, a California teacher claims that a school district fired her because of her request to take a short break every morning to pump milk for her child.
With the 2012 elections in the past and holiday decorations starting to appear everywhere, 2013 is already right around the corner. California's legislature passed 18 new laws affecting employment in the state - all of them will take effect with the start of the new year.
A lawsuit that would require the military to stop gender discrimination in employment was recently filed against the Pentagon. Army Col. Ellen Haring is leading the fight, seeking to declare the Pentagon's practice of excluding women from 150,000 available jobs in the military, unconstitutional.
A new sexual harassment case levels allegations against a disabled California lawyer. The case claims that the lawyer discriminated against employees and job applicants before firing one of the plaintiffs because she mentioned her concerns with these practices.
Wal-Mart's ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit will continue in California after a federal judge rejected the company's request to dismiss the case last week. The California class action suit alleges that Wal-Mart discriminated against its female employees by withholding equal pay and promotion opportunities.
In Taft, California, many residents deal only in cash. So, when it comes time to pay the utility bill, they come, cash in hand to the West Kern Water District office. Because the cashier's office could have a substantial amount of cash on hand at any given time, employees were given training in how to handle a robbery.