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January 2017 Archives

Transgender man files suit claiming employment discrimination

A transgender man filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claiming wrongful termination against his former employer, IXL Learning Inc. The suit claims employment discrimination occurred after he asserted his protected status following a leave for gender confirmation surgery. The complaint also names another individual at the company who allegedly violated the Family and Medical Leave Act and discriminated against the man.

California-based Oracle accused of employment discrimination

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing technology giant Oracle America Inc. Complaints against the company, whose headquarters are in California, allege numerous instances of employment discrimination. After a years-long investigation, the DOL filed its complaint of racial discrimination with an administrative judge because the company receives hundreds of millions of dollars as a federal government contractor.

Federal suit claims Wells Fargo retaliation for whistleblowing

Wells Fargo has been making headlines recently with news of its scandal involving fake bank accounts. Now, a former branch manager has filed a federal lawsuit against the company as well. The California woman claims that she was fired as retaliation for coming forward with her knowledge of the bank's illegal tactics against its consumers.

California suit claims retaliation for pregnancy, maternity leave

A California woman filed a lawsuit against the employer who placed her on indefinite leave, alleging sex discrimination as well as negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The former principal is suing the La Canada Unified School District for unspecified damages. She claims that after giving her difficulty concerning time off for prenatal care and maternity leave, the school system later demoted her from principal to teacher before ultimately placing her on indefinite leave.

Stanford professor's sexual harassment case made public

Many laws and policies have been put into place over the years to ensure a safe working environment for men and women. Despite advancements and changes in the work place, sexual harassment still occurs. California employment lawyers strive to give guidance to anyone that suspects they have suffered from inappropriate behavior and retaliation from reporting it in the work place. Recently, a former Stanford professor made her experience with sexual harassment public.

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