Anne Richardson and Cindy Panuco of HSRR joined Olu Orange of Orange Law Offices Tuesday to give a press conference announcing developments in the case of Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles, et al. Rulings granting a motion for class certification and a motion for a preliminary injunction were issued last Friday, February 15, 2013.
A recent Los Angeles lawsuit brings up interesting legal questions as to whether or not an employee can be terminated for actions that his or her employer deems immoral. At issue is a lawsuit in which a former employee of a Christian college claims that she was subjected to wrongful termination from her position as a financial aid specialist.
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), more men are filing discrimination claims against their employers. The reason for the spike in workplace discrimination suits is tied to the fact that more men are choosing to take on a care giving role for children as well as disabled or ill family members. While this social shift is clearly demonstrated in a range of statistical data, California workplaces have been slow to adapt to the change.
Fans of Oprah Winfrey may have heard the news of a recent lawsuit filed against the talk show diva's OWN network. The employment discrimination suit was filed in California by a former employee of OWN, and alleges gender and pregnancy discrimination. Initial reports suggest that at least one employee was punished for making the choice to have a child.
Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLP is now serving as counsel for the plaintiffs in one of the most significant discrimination cases in decades: Dukes v. Wal-Mart, Inc. The case is currently being litigated as a class action before the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California. In addition to HSRR, the Plaintiffs continue to be represented by Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC; the Impact Fund; Davis Cowell & Bowe LLP, and Equal Rights Advocates (ERA). Partner Randy Renick will serve as co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. with Joseph M. Sellers, of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC. Mr. Renick replaces former co-lead counsel Brad Seligman, of the Impact Fund, who recently was appointed Alameda (Calif.) Superior Court Judge.
Anne Richardson, a name partner at Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick. LLP was awarded Top 50 Women Southern California Super Lawyers 2013!