Discrimination and Harassment

Sensient Natural Ingredients LLC, a division of Sensient Technologies, has agreed to pay up to $800,000 ($600,000 to go to identified claimants and $200,000 for a potential group of unidentified claimants) and provide other significant relief to settle a charge of disability discrimination filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council has issued proposed amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regarding national origin protections.

Businessman David Bonderman, a member of Uber’s board, resigned after making what he called an “inappropriate” comment about women at a company-wide meeting that was aimed at addressing the harassment of women and other unprofessional conduct within the company.

After a seven-hour meeting on Sunday, June 12, Uber's board of directors voted unanimously to approve all of the recommendations made in a report by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and his partner Tammy Albarrán.

Effective July 1, 2017, new regulations are in effect in California that expand existing protections under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), for transgendered individuals.

Prince George's County, Md., will pay $145,402 and provide other equitable relief to settle a federal pay discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has sued Google Inc., for gender discrimination, alleging that the company systematically engaged in pay discrimination against female employees.

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is once again providing resources to help employers meet their obligations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

Rizo v. Yovino (Fresno County Superintendent of Schools) involves a pay discrimination lawsuit filed by Aileen Rizo, an employee of the public schools in Fresno County.

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has filed a lawsuit charging that Forever 21, Retail Inc. (Forever 21) violated the state’s civil rights laws when it adopted an English-only policy at its flagship San Francisco store.

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