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Citing age discrimination, Twitter employee files wrongful termination lawsuit

For individuals over the age of 40, the Internet was still in its infancy stages while many were attending college. For twenty-somethings, however, the Internet was an integral part of their childhood and their generation has played a major role in developing new and innovative ways to communicate and succeed in the digital age. It makes sense, therefore, that qualified and educated twenty-somethings are highly sought after by many technology and Internet companies.

Target to reduce impact of criminal history for job applicants

We've all been there: you find the perfect job and you prepare yourself to apply. You study the company and learn everything you can about it. You prepare your resume and send it in. Then, your hopes start soaring. "What if I get a call back?" you think. So now you start preparing for the hypothetical interview, getting answers memorized to potential interview questions. You start thinking about what your office will look like; how your nameplate will look; how much your coworkers will appreciate you. You know you can do all of this.

Professor denied tenure files wrongful termination lawsuit

You don't have to be entrenched in academia to know that being awarded tenure is both an honor and an expectation for instructors from elementary school to college. Tenure offers security to teachers, enabling them to make solid financial plans due to a more stable, long-term contract. It can also ensure that they won't be immediately terminated simply for expressing viewpoints that may be in opposition to their employer's.

Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick LLP becomes co-lead counsel in landmark Dukes v. Wal-Mart, Inc. case

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.

California woman claims sexual harassment led to termination

A woman who accused her employer of sexual harassment has filed a lawsuit in a California court. The woman is suing the hospital and a unit assistant responsible for training her. She claims she was approached by him and suffered sexual harassment when she was purportedly told by the man to view his genitals.

California VA employee files wrongful termination lawsuit

A former employee of the Veteran's Administration has filed a lawsuit in California, accusing the VA of wrongful termination. The employee went even further and claimed her employer was responsible for several cover-ups and showed a complete disregard for the plight of veterans. She filed the wrongful termination suit after losing her job when she advocated for a veteran whose application for benefits was denied by the VA.

Can a formal complaint stem a California class action lawsuit?

There are a large number of complaints that are filed in and emanate from workplaces here and across the country each year. These complaints are usually filed when a California employee feels like they have been treated unfairly. However, a formal complaint recently filed in another state has alleged that his civil rights have been violated due to new hiring laws that went into place long after the man began working for Wells Fargo Bank. The man's complaint may serve as the starting point of a class action lawsuit, which allows many employees who have been subjected to the same claims of discrimination, to seek relief before the courts. If class action status is achieved and it is proven that the man was victimized discriminatory policies in his employment, penalties and financial relief may apply.

California court holds franchisor liable for sexual harassment

Franchise law can be complex, and it is often unclear whether or to what degree a franchisor can be liable for the actions of a franchisee. This is because the franchisee for the most part operates independently of the franchising company. However, sometimes a franchisor can be held liable for a franchisee lawsuit. This was the case in a recent sexual harassment case in California against Domino's Pizza.

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