Volvo Plant Discourages, Punishes Family and Medical Leave Class Action

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants workers the right to take time out from their jobs for certain family and medical reasons without negative repercussions. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Volvo Group North America, LLC discourages workers from taking this kind of leave and finds ways to make it  Read more

Volvo Manufacturing Plant

MVP and Other Companies Racial Discrimination Settlement

This settlement resolves most of a racial discrimination class action against Personnel Staffing Group, LLC (doing business as MVP), the Segerdahl Corp., Mercury Plastics, Inc., the Penray Companies, Inc., Advertising Resources, Inc., and Lawrence Foods, Inc. The complaint alleged that these companies discriminated in hiring against African Americans who applied for jobs with the companies.  Read more

Hand from Above Plucking One Person Out of a Line

No Rite Aid Job for Medical Marijuana User Connecticut Class Action

If marijuana use is permitted in some states for medical use, what happens when such a patient applies for a job that requires a drug test? The complaint for this class action alleges that Rite Aid of Connecticut, Inc. and Maxi Drug, Inc. violated Connecticut law when they refused to hire the plaintiff in this  Read more

Front of Rite Aid Store

Amazon Warehouse Firing of Older, Injured Workers Class Action

If employees are injured in the course of their duties, should they then be fired because they can’t perform those duties any longer? The complaint for this class action alleges that Amazon.com Services, Inc. and its warehouse partner Golden State FC, LLC refused to reassign employees to other duties when they had injuries or disabilities,  Read more

An Amazon Fulfillment Center

Carolina First Bank Job Applicant Discrimination Settlement

Carolina First Bank is settling a class action alleging it discriminated against African Americans based on their credit history. The complaint alleged that the bank’s credit check practices had an unequal effect on African Americans, thus violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Read more

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Employment Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s criminal background screening policy violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 because it allegedly disproportionately affected African-Americans who applied for employment with WMATA  or WMATA contractors, or who were suspended or terminated by WMATA or WMATA contractors.  Read more

Texas Roadhouse Age Discrimination Settlement

Texas Roadhouse has agreed to a settlement of $12 million in a class action suit of alleged age discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges that Texas Roadhouse violated the Age Discrimination Employment Act by refusing to hire applicants who were 40 years old or older for front-of-house positions at its restaurants.   Read more

Equinox FCRA and Criminal Background Discrimination Violations Class Action

Plaintiff Hassan Barrow was convicted of a crime he did not commit, according to the complaint for this class action, and he would like the protections of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the New York criminal record laws, in this case in his refusal of employment by Equinox Holdings, Inc. The complaint alleges  Read more

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Racial Discrimination Settlement

This is a settlement of a class action alleging that the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and New England Life Insurance Company discriminated against African-American/black financial service representatives employed at the companies, including in the areas of pay, account transfers, and teaming. The complaint included charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  Read more

Walmart Same-Sex Marriage Discrimination Class Action Settlement

The plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit allege that Walmart discriminated against associates with same-sex spouses based on sex by failing to provide spousal health insurance benefits to the same-sex spouses of associates before January 1, 2014.  Read more