Month: January 2019

Ogletree Faces New Claims That It Discriminated Against Female Shareholders

Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart on Wednesday was hit with a new lawsuit claiming that it discriminates against female shareholders in pay and promotions, as an earlier case making similar allegations could be headed to arbitration. Tracy Warren, a former Ogletree shareholder in California, claims the 850-lawyer labor and employment law firm allocated “credits” that determine shareholders’ pay and…

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Is It A Hostile Work Environment or Evidence of Other Workplace Discrimination?

Although many employees describe what they face at work as a “hostile work environment,” frequently what they are experiencing or observing is evidence of another type of workplace discrimination. It is therefore important for employees who believe they are experiencing discrimination in the workplace—and the lawyers who represent them—to look closely and carefully at all of the facts. Such careful…

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Justice Delayed: The Federal Shutdown’s Effect on Employment Discrimination

The longest federal shutdown in U.S. history is having devastating effects, placing hundreds of thousands of federal workers in economic peril and potentially crippling the delivery of basic services for Native American tribes. It has also shut down the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), delaying Americans from receiving justice where their employers have illegally discriminated or retaliated against them.  Eighty-four percent of EEOC employees…

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Job Hunting in the Digital Age: Fighting Unseen Discrimination Against Older Workers

How did you find your current job?  Was it through an advertisement in the newspaper or another print periodical? And how about if you’re an employer looking to recruit and hire new employees?  Chances are, the answer to all of the above is: the internet.  So, if the employment advertisements that employers/employees use and view are located primarily on the…

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Broad Scope of Standing Available for California Employees in PAGA Suits

California’s Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”) has provided employees injured by their employer’s Labor Code violations with an opportunity to seek statutory penalties on behalf of him or herself and on behalf of other aggrieved employees.  This law famously allows an individual employee to stand in the shoes of the government agency that enforces the Labor Code and assert the…

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