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April 27, 2017

Amazon Sued by Worker Who Needed Injections for Heart Valve

Amazon Inc. and two related companies failed to accommodate and then fired a worker at a California warehouse who needed breaks to self-administer injections for his mechanical heart valve, a federal lawsuit charged... Read more.

February 11, 2016

Bay Bridge Worker Says Colleagues Brought Hangman’s Noose To Jobsite

A former Bay Bridge worker is suing a construction firm over racial discrimination. The worker said his colleagues brought a hangman’s noose to the jobsite. Andria Borba reports.

February 10, 2016

Bay Bridge worker sues over hangman’s noose, rope incidents

An African American iron worker for a Bay Bridge contractor says his foreman dropped a hangman’s noose next to him and a short time later a co-worker threw him a rope and told him to put it around his neck — and when he complained about racism, his work hours were reduced... Read more.

November 5, 2015

Study Finds Discrimination Against Disabled Job Applicants

Researchers from Rutgers and Syracuse Universities found that applicants with disabilities received 26% fewer inquiries from potential employers. “Disabled workers... are being discriminated against, which really is a shame,” said attorney Bryan McCormack ... Read more

May 7, 2015

PG&E Auditor Sues Utility, Claiming He Was Fired For Reporting Safety Issues - Daily Journal

A former Pacific Gas and Electric Co. auditor said he found a "shockingly high error rate on almost every job" he examined in San Jose, but that PG&E swept the issues under the rug and then fired him for making the report ... Read more

April 3, 2015

Paymentwall Accused in Latest Silicon Valley Sex Bias Suit - Law360

In one of a series of of Silicon Valley sex-bias cases following the Ellen Pao trial, an ex-Paymentwall employee sued the company for sexual harassment and wrongful termination; describing an environment where vicious comments and demeaning stereotypes against women were common and accepted... Read more

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December 2, 2014

Social worker sues county for Unpaid Overtime Wages - Palo Alto Daily Post

A San Mateo County Social Worker who was required to work up to 16 hours a day, four days per week, is entitled to be paid overtime according to attorney Jason Erlich. A lawsuit was filed last week in the U.S. District Court... Read more

July 18, 2013

Stockton woman says she was fired for reporting sexual harassment – KXTV Channel 10, Sacramento

A Stockton woman who was fired for complaining about a dentist and a hostile work environment full of sexual harassment filed a lawsuit claiming sexual harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. Read more

March 5, 2013

Employee claims he was fired for reporting racism at Lathrop pet food plant - KXTV Channel 10, Sacramento

"Allegations of rampant racism at Diamond Pet Foods in Lathrop sparked a federal lawsuit by three African American workers who claim they were fired for trying to report the problem..." Read more

February 5, 2013

More male caregivers, more discrimination at work - CNN Money

"The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reported a rise in employee discrimination claims made by both female and male caregivers of children, the disabled, and the elderly...

Michael Villalobos, 38, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, claiming that he was fired in July 2010 form his job maintaining campground areas because of his requests to take family leave to care for his sick daughter..." Read more

January 31, 2013

Former worker's lawsuit adds to Ross Valley Sanitary District's troubles - Marin Independent Journal

"A former Ross Valley Sanitary District employee is suing the district alleging he was wrongfully dismissed from his job because he informed government authorities the cause of two large sewage spills in December 2010, which released more than 2.6 million gallons of waste..." Read more


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