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August 2010 Archives

Muslim Employee Files Discrimination Complaint Against Disney

A Muslim woman who works as a hostess in Disneyland has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Disney because she has been told she cannot wear her hijab while working. Imane Boudlal works as a hostess at the Storyteller's Restaurant in Disneyland's Grand California Hotel. She was sent home by her employer seven times without pay for wearing her white headscarf against her employer's policy.

FedEx Drivers Sue Employer Over Independent Contractor Status

A new lawsuit has been filed against FedEx as part of an ongoing dispute between the company and some of its truck drivers. Thirty-one current and former truck drivers for FedEx filed a lawsuit against the company in a U.S. District Court in Boston last Tuesday. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and claims that the truck drivers are incorrectly classified as independent contractors when they really should be considered employees.

Fresno Hospital Accused of Discriminating Against Filipino Employees

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Fresno that claims Delano Regional Medical Center discriminated against Filipino employees. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of more than 30 Filipino employees of the hospital who say that they were harassed and discriminated against because of their national origin.

Debate Continues Around ADA Following Its 20th Anniversary

The 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, a law that prohibits discrimination in the workplace against those with disabilities, sparked a vocal debate over how effective the law has been in opening up the workplace to people with disabilities. A recent article in Newsweek breaks down the debate that's been going on between political commentators and advocates for people with disabilities.

David Boreanaz Sued by 'Bones' Extra for Sexual Harassment

A woman who was employed as an extra on the popular TV show, "Bones," filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against David Boreanaz late last month. Boreanaz both stars on the show and is an executive producer. 20th Century Fox Television is also named as a defendant in the suit, as are various other production companies involved in the show. Kristina Hagan filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court. 

Age Discrimination: Know Your Rights in the Workplace

In the previous post, we wrote about the age discrimination lawsuit against Google Inc. Recently the Supreme Court of California ruled that the case against Google could move forward. Many experts in the employment law field have been calling the ruling a win for employees, saying that it may be easier, for example, for an employee to get their case heard before a jury.

CA Gov Vetoes Bill For Farmworker Overtime Pay

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently vetoed a bill that would have extended the 8-hour workday and overtime pay to workers on farms. Schwarzenegger said that he vetoed the bill because it was impractical to impose the 8-hour workday in the agriculture business because "it is seasonal, subject to unpredictability of Mother Nature and requires the harvesting of perishable goods."

CA Supreme Court Says Google Age Discrimination Case Can Go to Trial

The California Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that an age discrimination lawsuit brought against Google Inc. can proceed to trial. The lawsuit was brought against Google by Brian Reid, who was employed by the company from 2002 to 2004 until being terminated. Google had disputed whether there was enough potential evidence of age discrimination to justify the case going to trial. Particularly, the disagreement between both sides centered on whether "stray remarks" made by colleagues of Reid's were enough to show discrimination or bias on the part of the company toward him.