Facebook Sued for Age Discrimination by Former Employee

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Gary Glouner, a 52 year old former Facebook employee, has filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the social networking firm. Mr. Glouner alleges that that he was terminated after complaining about Facebook’s treatment of older employees. Although a spokesperson for Facebook has denied the allegations, the lawsuit claims the company has a track record of firing employees over the age of 50.

Mr. Glouner claims his termination fit what he believes is Facebook’s preference of younger employees who ...

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Macy’s is Allegedly Discriminating Against Asian Shoppers

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Four former Macy’s employees of the flagship Herald Square location in New York City are alleging that the company was pushing to have its workers racially profile Asian shoppers. They claim that they were instructed to not sell or avoid selling Macy’s merchandise to customers of Asian descent. The ex employees, who identify as Asian-American, also claim that they were wrongfully terminated after they spoke out against the alleged policy. Their terminations followed soon after they spoke to managers and ...

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Discrimination Lawsuit Based On Gender Pay Equality Hits Google

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Three former female employees of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, have filed a class action discrimination lawsuit in San Francisco. The lawsuit alleges that the tech giant discriminated against women in regards to their pay and promotions. Unfortunately for Google, the lawsuit hit shortly after an employee’s10-page manifesto went viral, which stated women employees were far less present within the company because of their inherent psychological differences than men, giving the lawsuit a platform to stand on.

According to the ...

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Pregnancy Discrimination: Making the Case for Male Employees

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It is not uncommon for a pregnant woman’s spouse or partner to accompany them to doctor’s appointments or spend time assisting them pre or post pregnancy especially if there are complications. However, an issue arises when the father of an expectant mother is denied their request for a more flexible schedule or a leave by their employer to accommodate their needs and is subjected to adverse employment actions. To this date, there have not been many cases that involve males ...

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Employee of 30 Minutes Receives 100K for Pregnancy Discrimination

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In early 2015, a female applicant of a brokerage firm in Florida was hired, only to be fired within the hour after inquiring about their maternity policy and disclosing she was pregnant. Her offer was abruptly rescinded citing that they needed someone who would be in the position for the “long-term”. The applicant filed a claim with the EEOC for pregnancy discrimination in July of 2016 and recently settled her case for $100,000 in damages and an agreement that the ...

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Lowe’s Resolves Disability Discrimination Claims Paying Workers $8.6 M

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Lowe’s, one of the largest home improvement retailers in the country, settled an $8.6 million lawsuit that alleged wrongful termination due to disability discrimination. A lawsuit was brought by three former employees alongside the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) representing all workers who had taken a medical leave for more than the allowable time off by the company and subsequently fired because of it. The lawsuit alleged Lowe’s violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This case was resolved this past ...

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Transgender Employee Discriminated Against by Whole Foods

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Having to deal with constant workplace harassment day in and day out, can be mentally and physically taxing to say the least. When starting out at any job, one always hopes for a pleasant and work conducive environment. When Victor Alexander King started working at Whole Foods, a leading gourmet supermarket nationally and internationally, he probably never believed he would have been discriminated and harassed so intensely due to being transgender. One of Whole Foods mission statements is ...

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Sara Lee Pays Up in Discrimination Lawsuit

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Dealing with discrimination and harassment in the workplace can be very difficult. However, there has been a recent victory for those fighting against unjust working conditions in the form of a $4,000,000 settlement in a discrimination case against Sara Lee. African American workers of a Sara Lee factory in Paris, Texas rallied together and initiated a lawsuit against the company for what is now heralded a landmark racial discrimination case. The facility in question closed down in 2011 ...

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Former State Assemblyman Vito Lopez Settles Sexual Harassment Case

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A sexual harassment claim filed on behalf of two female former Assembly employees, Victoria Burhans and Chloe Rivera, against their employer, former New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez, has recently resulted in a tentative settlement agreement (pending approval by state officials) which will see both the state and Lopez himself paying out significant damages.  Specifically, the settlement awards Plaintiffs a total of $580,000 in damages, with $545,000 of that being paid by the state and $45,000 being paid by Lopez.  ...

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Good NYC Human Rights Law Pregnancy Decision

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On June 24, 2013, Plaintiff Katherine Albin filed suit against her employer Thomas Pink, Inc., her employer’s parent company LVMH Moet Louis Vuitton and two senior managers, alleging that she failed to receive a promotion at work due to discrimination against her on the basis of a recent pregnancy. Plaintiff’s claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, New York State Executive Law and New York City Human Rights law arose after Plaintiff returned from a three ...

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