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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress. The Act would protect those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender from employment discrimination based on their gender or sexual identity.
For 15 years, Jerry Davis supported Fox Sports as its Director of the music department. During that time, a higher position - Vice President of Music - was open four times. All four times, Davis was passed over for another candidate, despite being in a role that one would assume is being groomed for the VP spot.
After being passed over for a promotion at the Newport Beach Police Department shortly following the filing of a grievance related to the department's promotional practices, now-retired officer Robert Morton has decided to fight back. He is suing over what he believes to be corruption within the police department that lead to illegal employment discrimination and retaliation.