Discrimination and Harassment

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.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has settled a lawsuit with Palantir Technologies Inc. to resolve charges of systemic hiring discrimination at the company’s Palo Alto facility.

The American Dental Association, which is headquartered in Chicago, has agreed to pay $1.95 million to resolve two charges of discrimination against its in-house counsel and HR director, which were investigated by the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The Guardian is reporting that the US Department of Labor (DOL), has evidence of “systemic compensation disparities” by Google against its female employees.

Texas Roadhouse, a national, Kentucky-based restaurant chain, will pay $12 million and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a highly anticipated en banc decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, holding that sexual orientation falls within Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964’s definition of sex.

Nestlé Waters North America, the world's largest bottled water company, will pay $300,000, and provide other relief, to resolve a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued CRST Expedited Inc., a national trucking company, alleging that the company violated federal law when it failed to accommodate, refused to hire and retaliated against a job candidate because he used a service dog.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Zetwick v. County of Yolo, has ruled that unwelcome workplace hugs may create a hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.