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Dec 04, 2019, 15:53 ET Shegerian & Associates: Riot Games To Pay $10 Million Settlement From Gender Discrimination Suit

Riot Games has agreed to pay a settlement of $10 million to women who worked for the company resulting from alleged gender discrimination. Newly...


Nov 26, 2019, 17:20 ET Shegerian & Associates: Google Fires Four Employees For Labor Organization

On Monday, Google announced it had fired four employees over what it called violations of policies around accessing and sharing internal documents...


Nov 21, 2019, 12:36 ET Shegerian & Associates: Netflix Releasing Documentary Detailing Sexual Abuse By Bikram Yoga Founder

On November 21, Netflix is releasing Bikram, a documentary which details the years of sexual abuse at the hands of Bikram Choudhury, the founder of...


Nov 20, 2019, 13:19 ET Shegerian & Associates: Fired at 79, Delta Flight Attendant Of 5 Decades Files Wrongful Termination Suit

A former longtime flight attendant of Delta Airlines has filed a wrongful termination suit against the company, following years of reported...


Nov 07, 2019, 13:31 ET Shegerian & Associates: California Updates Human Resources Laws For 2020

The California legislature has enacted a series of new human resources laws for 2020. Labor Code § 432.6 prohibits employers from requiring an...


Oct 30, 2019, 15:41 ET Shegerian & Associates: Former Fox News Staff Demand To Be Released From NDAs

Following the announcement Friday that former staff members of NBC Universal would be allowed out of their nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) to...


Oct 25, 2019, 14:28 ET Shegerian & Associates: San Diego County To Pay Nearly $100,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

San Diego County has agreed to pay $97,500 in a settlement after the District Attorney's Office refused to turn over records of sexual harassment and ...


Oct 08, 2019, 15:11 ET Shegerian & Associates: Robert De Niro Sued For $12 Million By Former Employee

Actor Robert De Niro has been sued by a former employee citing gender discrimination and harassment. She is seeking back pay, front pay, compensatory ...


Oct 04, 2019, 16:29 ET Shegerian & Associates: California Will Now Allow College Athletes To Profit From Endorsement Deals

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that allows college athletes to receive endorsement deals. The first of its kind, the law is now...


Sep 16, 2019, 10:05 ET Shegerian & Associates: Nursing Director Fired After Raising Patient Safety Concerns At UCLA NICU

A recently filed lawsuit alleges a pattern and practice of retaliation towards nurses at UCLA neonatal-intensive care units ("NICU"). Former Nursing...


Aug 21, 2019, 17:21 ET Shegerian & Associates: Jury Awards Former Officer $1M In Disability Discrimination Suit Against LAPD

A Los Angeles jury has awarded an LAPD officer $1 million in damages following a disability discrimination claim against the City of Los Angeles. The ...


Aug 19, 2019, 17:34 ET Shegerian & Associates: LA Times Hit With $15.4M Verdict In Retrial On Damages In Famed Columnist's Age, Disability Discrimination Case

A Los Angeles jury Monday awarded a former legendary columnist for the Los Angeles Times more than $15 million in damages over claims of age and...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:42 ET Shegerian & Associates: Natural Hair Included In Protected Classifications

On Wednesday, July 3, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that legally protects people in workplaces and K-12 public schools from discrimination ...


Jul 11, 2019, 13:08 ET Shegerian & Associates: Baldwin Park Appeals Sexual Harassment Settlement, Forcing Residents to Pay

Lilli Hadsell, the first and only female Chief of Police for the City of Baldwin Park, was awarded over $7 million in damages in her gender...


Jul 02, 2019, 08:50 ET Shegerian & Associates: Boeing Employee Sues Alleging Racially Motivated Harassment

A black employee has sued Boeing for being a "racially hostile" work environment citing repeated harassment at the North Charleston, South Carolina...


Jun 10, 2019, 09:28 ET Shegerian & Associates: Women Allege Harassment At FBI Training Facility

Sixteen women have come forward to file a lawsuit claiming the bureau discriminates on the basis of gender in how it trains and evaluates female...


Jun 07, 2019, 09:50 ET Shegerian & Associates: McDonald's Facing New Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

On Tuesday, May 21, twenty-three new complaints were leveraged against McDonald's. Of these, twenty have been filed with the U.S. Equal Employment...


May 30, 2019, 10:34 ET Shegerian & Associates: Charleston County Lawsuit Sheds Light on Harassment in Sheriff's Office

A lawsuit filed in December 2018 by a Charleston County Sheriff's Office detective has revealed further details of a 2017 workplace harassment...


May 28, 2019, 11:58 ET Shegerian & Associates: More Women Speaking Up in Light of #MeToo

Following the ousting of Hollywood powerhouses Harvey Weinstein and Les Moonves, the #MeToo movement is having far reaching effects on those not in...


May 20, 2019, 12:00 ET Shegerian & Associates: Huy Fong Foods, Inc. Faces Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Juan Carlos Bravo, a former employee at Huy Fong Foods, Inc. with a disability, filed a lawsuit against the company alleging wrongful termination,...


May 13, 2019, 16:19 ET Shegerian & Associates: Federal Court Rules on California Independent Contractors Decision

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court ruling establishing a test for how workers can be considered independent contractors...


May 08, 2019, 11:06 ET Shegerian & Associates: Former Forever 21 Employee Sues For Wrongful Termination

A former Forever 21 employee has sued her managers for wrongful termination citing discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Dennis "Paris"...


May 01, 2019, 15:59 ET What Inglewood IS Doing Right

In just over a year, the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers are expected to play their first games in their future home: the $5 billion LA Stadium and...


Apr 22, 2019, 14:24 ET Shegerian & Associates: EEOC Finds Sexual Harassment Claims on the Rise

According to data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there was a significant increase in sexual harassment charges of...


Apr 12, 2019, 15:16 ET Shegerian & Associates: Activision Blizzard Pregnancy Apps Sharing Employee Data With Employers

Activision Blizzard is now facing scrutiny after it was discovered the company paid pregnant employees for access to the data from their Ovia Health...