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Google Resolves Discrimination Claims with $2.6 Million Settlement 

A $2.6 million settlement was reached on behalf of 5,500 employees and former job applicants at Google resolving job pay discrimination claims. Plaintiffs alleged that from 2014 and 2017, the search engine giant discriminated against female employees and employees of Asian descent in the states of California and Washington. Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that Google was [...]

2021-09-13T18:56:51-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on Google Resolves Discrimination Claims with $2.6 Million Settlement 

Survey at FEMA Uncovers Civil Rights Violations

In early December 2020, FEMA released the results of a survey pertaining to harassment and discrimination within the agency.  The results showed that out of nearly half of agency employees who responded to the survey, 20% of FEMA workers have experienced a civil rights violation due to their sex. Almost the same number of employees said [...]

2021-04-20T13:35:17-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Survey at FEMA Uncovers Civil Rights Violations

Supreme Court Decides That Gay, Transgender Employee Rights Covered by Title VII

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark opinion prohibiting workplace gender bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  This decision was a groundbreaking victory for LGBTQ employees, protecting gay and transgender workers from discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which was passed in 1964, contains a provision outlawing discrimination [...]

2020-08-18T11:56:39-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Tags: |Comments Off on Supreme Court Decides That Gay, Transgender Employee Rights Covered by Title VII

What Is Considered Sexual Harassment at Work?

What is considered sexual harassment at work? When and where can it happen? Many people do not know the answers to these questions and fail to report unwanted encounters in the workplace. If you question whether you are experiencing sexual harassment at work, chances are something is not right. Below, our civil rights lawyers outline what you [...]

2020-05-08T08:14:52-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment or Assault|Tags: |Comments Off on What Is Considered Sexual Harassment at Work?

Amtrak Charged $25,000 to Accommodate Two Passengers in Wheelchairs

A Chicago-based advocacy group for people with disabilities contacted Amtrak weeks in advance of their travel date to accommodate their group with five wheelchairs. As mandated by law, the train only had space for three wheelchairs, one per car. Amtrak officials said it would cost $25,000 to remove seats to make room for the two additional [...]

2020-03-10T10:21:13-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Tags: |Comments Off on Amtrak Charged $25,000 to Accommodate Two Passengers in Wheelchairs