June 2013 Archives

California-based retailer settles employment discrimination case

Wet Seal, a California based retailer, has settled a national class action suit that was filed in federal district court. The employment discrimination case was based on the company's alleged Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 violation. The act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on sex, race, national origin, color or religion.

Unpaid wages a national problem, California no exception

Unpaid wages are a concern all over the United States, not just here in California. While learning more about the wage and hour concerns of workers in other areas will not solve California's wage and hour law issues, it does help shed light on the fact that employment law issues are a widespread problem. For employees in California, recognizing and understanding wage and hour laws may help prevent stress when addressing unpaid wages.

CBS LA Airs Segment on Glen Ivy cases brought by HSRR

Attorneys Dan Stormer and Cindy Panuco, are representing women who were harassed, discriminated and retaliated against by Glen Ivy spa after becoming pregnant and returning to work from maternity leave. As the July 30th trial date nears, more attention is being drawn to this case and what it could represent for working women everywhere.

Former employee sues Disney for workplace discrimination

Disney is known for Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters. This seems like another world which is full of magic and making one's dreams come true. In a story that is no fairy tale, however, California-based Disney is being sued by a film editor who is claiming age and race workplace discrimination. The lawsuit also names the "Muppets" movie editor in the suit.

Wrongful termination claimed by fired Chivas USA coaches

A law suit has been filed against California Major League Soccer Association club Chivas USA. Two former coaches at the club's youth academy allege that they were fired because they did not speak Spanish, and their claims are reportedly based on statements made last year by the club's owner during a franchise meeting. He allegedly advised those in attendance to go work for another club if they did not speak Spanish. One of the coaches involved states that he was directed to collect information on the nationalities of the youth academy participants and their parents. Evidence in support of the wrongful termination and racial discrimination claims is still being collected.

Employment discrimination has far reaching effects for California

Every person who wishes to work has the right to be considered equally for a job as the others who are applying. However, there are still instances of companies disregarding certain applications because of the individual's sexual orientation. In a recent case outside California, a civil rights group has alleged that Exxon Mobil used employment discrimination practices in handling two applications for a vacant position.

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