Paid leave policies at Starbucks negatively affect LGBTQ families

Gender Discrimination Attorney

Starbucks’ new paid family leave policy, which was announced earlier this year, was touted by the company as “exceptional.” But, while the company is known for its generous benefits to its hourly workers and supportive working environment for LGBTQ employees, its paid family leave policy disproportionately disadvantages LGBTQ employees. Under the new policy, corporate employees […]

READ MORE

University of California IT workers file age, national origin discrimination lawsuit

Age Discrimination Lawyer

After over 50 university employees were replaced by an offshore outsourcing firm, the former IT workers announced that they intend to file a discrimination lawsuit to challenge their termination. The former tech workers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) campus claim they were victims of age and national origin discrimination. In February 2017, […]

READ MORE

Transgender man sues Dignity Health after gender transition surgery denial

Gender Discrimination Attorney

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a transgender patient after Dignity Health Hospital in Sacramento denied a hysterectomy in their transition from female to male. The suit alleges that Dignity Health withheld medical care because of Evan Minton’s gender identity, which is sex discrimination under California’s Unruh Civil […]

READ MORE

California bill would blacklist contractors who help build Trump’s Border Wall

Border Wall

The committee passed a new bill that would block any company that participates in the building of President Trump’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall from receiving a new or extended contract with the state. If the bill becomes law, contractors would have to choose between building the border wall and doing business in California. Senate Bill […]

READ MORE

Barclays CEO under investigation for attempting to uncover identity of internal whistleblower

Workplace Discrimination Lawyer

After Barclays CEO Jes Staley was caught in his attempt to uncover the identity of an anonymous internal whistleblower, the bank has formally reprimanded Staley and cut his yearly bonus. The case is being investigated by Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority, who are also looking into Barclays’ systems and culture relating to whistleblowing. […]

READ MORE

California Senate bill mandating 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave for small companies passes committee

Paid Parental Leave

A California Senate committee passed a new bill that would require smaller businesses to offer three months of job-protected maternity/paternity leave for child-parent bonding. While the state already mandates companies with at least 50 workers to provide 12 weeks of parental leave, Senate Bill 63, the New Parent Leave Act, would apply to companies with […]

READ MORE

Google accused of underpaying female employees

Following a government investigation into how Google pays its employees, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) alleges that Google systemically pays women less than men. The DOL is suing Google, a government contractor, to release compensation data to ensure that the company is adhering to equal opportunity laws. Google announced in April that they have […]

READ MORE

San Francisco loses wrongful termination case

Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

A former San Francisco Chief Trial Deputy, Joanne Hoeper, received a $2 million award in a wrongful termination lawsuit against her former employer, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. Hoeper filed a lawsuit against Herrera when she was terminated in 2014, claiming Herrera retaliated against her for having led a possible fraud investigation in 2012. […]

READ MORE
1 2 3