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Providence Water Supply Board Employee Sue for Being Barred from Speaking Spanish

An employee at the Providence Water Supply Board has sued his supervisor and the City of Providence in federal court, claiming his supervisor attempted to prevent him from speaking Spanish on the job.  In a seven-page complaint filed in U.S. … Continue reading

Google Hit with Another Antitrust Lawsuit by Multiple States

A bipartisan group of state attorneys general filed another antitrust lawsuit against Google on Thursday focused on its online search market power, adding to the growing legal battles facing the tech giant. The lawsuit — filed by 35 states and Washington, … Continue reading

DOJ Files Lawsuit Against a Senior Housing Architectural Design Firm

The Justice Department has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against a senior housing architectural design firm, as well as the former and current owners of 15 senior living communities in four states, for housing design failures. J. Randolph Parry Architects PC, a … Continue reading

Ex-BNSF Railway Worker Files Lawsuit After Being Fired for Testifying

BISMARCK — An ex-BNSF Railway worker claims he was fired because he blew the whistle on emergency brake failures for coal trains in North Dakota and testified that a co-worker was injured on the job due to hazardous conditions. Michael … Continue reading

Black San Francisco Employees File Discrimination Lawsuits Against the City

(TNS) — Three Black San Francisco employees filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against the city, accusing agencies of failing to provide Black workers with equal employment opportunities and prevent discrimination. The plaintiffs work in the Municipal Transportation Agency, the Department … Continue reading

Ex-Employee Files Lawsuit Against Fidelity Investments Over ‘Locker Room’ Culture

(Bloomberg) — A former Fidelity Investments employee claims she was taunted by two male colleagues who openly made offensive remarks about her pregnancy, race, women’s bodies, and slavery. Elizabeth Evans said that over a period of about two years she … Continue reading

Two Teenage Employees Sue Chili’s for Sexual Harassment

Two former employees at a Chili’s Grill & Bar restaurant in Freehold allege they were sexually harassed by male coworkers and their complaints to management were ignored. In a discrimination lawsuit filed in Monmouth County Superior Court, the two teenage employees claim … Continue reading

U.S. Labor Board Filed Complaint Against Google and Alphabet

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Google and its parent company Alphabet, accusing the tech juggernaut of violating labor laws. The company was allegedly “interfering with, restraining, and coercing employees in the exercise of their rights … Continue reading

Several Businesses Sue Portland Over Voter-Approved Emergency Minimum Wage Provision

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and several businesses are suing the city of Portland over a voter-approved emergency minimum wage provision. Portland voters approved a referendum on the November ballot that increases the city’s minimum wage to … Continue reading

Lawsuit Alleges Starbucks Fired Barista for Not Wearing LBGT Shirt

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit against Starbucks claiming that she was fired from her barista job because she refused to wear a company t-shirt that promoted LGBT “pride.” The lawsuit was filed on Nov. 19 in the … Continue reading