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  • Baldwin Park Appeals Sexual Harassment Settlement, Forcing Residents to Pay

    August 21, 2019

    LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Lilli Hadsell, the first and only female Chief of Police for the City of Baldwin Park, was awarded over $7 million in damages in her gender discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuit against the City in March 2019. After the unanimous verdict, the City of Baldwin Park quickly issued […]

  • Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike Over Working Conditions and Pay

    August 19, 2019

    LOS ANGELES, March 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Lyft and Uber drivers held a 25-hour strike in Los Angeles and Redondo Beach on Monday, protesting wage cuts and poor working conditions. The strike was spurred by a recent announcement from Uber – drivers will receive a 25 percent cut in pay per mile in Los Angeles […]

  • Employee Rights Attorney on Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Against San Diego Unified Trustee

    August 18, 2019

    NEW YORK, and LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Four men have come forward with allegations that they were groped, harassed or assaulted by San Diego Unified Trustee Kevin Beiser. One of the four men recently filed a lawsuit claiming that he was sexually harassed and assaulted by Beiser. Beiser, a San Diego Unified […]

  • Boeing Crash Draws Similarities To Whistleblower Cases

    August 17, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash, Boeing and its 737 Max jets have been under scrutiny along with any ignored employee complaints. According to new reports, engineers involved in evaluations of the plane, a Boeing 737 Max 8, knew of flaws in the original report […]

  • Former CEO of Florida Sports Foundation Accused of Sexual Harassment in Federal Lawsuit

    August 16, 2019

    LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Lisa O’Steen, a former employee of the Florida Sports Foundation, has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer citing sexual harassment from the organization’s former CEO and President. In her complaint, O’Steen claims that John Webb continuously sexually harassed her and other female employees […]

  • Employee Rights Attorney on Buzzfeed Laying Off POC and LGBTQ Employees

    August 15, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Buzzfeed recently announced that it would be laying off 15% of their staff, amounting to over 200 employees, to help the company turn a profit. The firing process was staged over several days and employees were originally not going to receive paid time off that […]

  • Former special ed director has pending lawsuit against Burbank Unified School District

    August 14, 2019

    By ANDREW J. CAMPA Former special education director Sunita Batra filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Burbank Unified School District in 2017, the Burbank Leader has learned, alleging various forms of retaliation, discrimination and harassment. The case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Sept. 18, 2017, and both sides appear to […]

  • Employee Rights Attorney on Google’s End to Forced Arbitration

    August 13, 2019

    LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Google has announced the end of its forced arbitration policy for employers, which will go into effect for current and future employees on March 21, 2019. Under the new policy, Google will not reopen settled claims but its current employees can litigate past claims beginning […]

  • Employee Rights Attorney on Widespread Discrimination of LGBTQ Law Enforcement Officers

    August 12, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — According to a review of public records and media reports conducted by USA Today, there have been 11 lawsuits filed alleging harassment and discrimination against LGBTQ law enforcement officers since 2016. Experts note that while discrimination against LGBTQ officers is not new, the number of […]

  • Whistleblower Alleges He Was Fired By Electric Scooter Company After Raising Public Safety Concerns

    August 11, 2019

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A former employee of an electric scooter company has filed suit, Case Number 19STCV03082, alleging he was terminated after raising public safety concerns. Matt Fisher worked for Bird Rides, Inc. for nearly a year prior to being fired after raising concerns that relate to how scooters were being […]

  • Employee Rights Attorney On Former Mar-a-Lago Pastry Chef’s Alleged Firing for Reporting Sexual Harassment

    August 10, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A former pastry chef at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Graham Randall, alleges he was fired for exposing sexual harassment against his female colleagues. In the lawsuit, Randall alleges that two female employees came to him with complaints of sexual harassment in April 2017. According to the lawsuit, […]

  • Employee Rights Attorney on Oracle Allegedly Shorting Women & Minorities $401 Million in Pay

    August 9, 2019

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In an ongoing lawsuit against the technology giant Oracle, the US Department of Labor alleges that the company underpaid female and minority employees by $401 million from 2013 to 2016. The Labor Department also alleges that Oracle intentionally shows “extreme preference” in the hiring of […]