Case: Mobley v. Workday, Inc.

3:23-cv-00770 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Feb. 21, 2023

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On February 21, 2023, the named plaintiff, an African American man over the age of 40 who had a disability, filed this lawsuit in the Northern District of California, Oakland Division, individually and on behalf of a class.  The plaintiff sued human and financial management software vendor Workday, Inc (“Workday”) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (42 U.S.C. § 1981), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 …

On February 21, 2023, the named plaintiff, an African American man over the age of 40 who had a disability, filed this lawsuit in the Northern District of California, Oakland Division, individually and on behalf of a class.  The plaintiff sued human and financial management software vendor Workday, Inc (“Workday”) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (42 U.S.C. § 1981), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”).  Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sought class certification, injunctive relief, declaratory judgment, monetary relief and damages. The plaintiff sought class certification of applicants or former applicants who are African American, over the age of 40, and/or have a disability. The plaintiff argued that Workday provides companies with algorithm based applicant screening software that unlawfully determines whether or not an applicant should be accepted or rejected based on individuals protected class characteristics of race, age, and disability.  The case was assigned to Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson. The case is ongoing.  

Summary Authors

Nina Charap (3/29/2023)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
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3:23-cv-00770

Class Action Complaint

Feb. 21, 2023

Feb. 21, 2023

Complaint

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66831340/mobley-v-workday-inc/

Last updated May 3, 2023, 8:44 p.m.

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CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT; JURY TRIAL DEMANDED against Workday, Inc., (Filing Fee: $402.00, receipt number ACANDC-18008535). Filed by Derek Mobley. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Winston, Lee) (Filed on 2/21/2023) Modified on 2/23/2023 (tn, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/21/2023)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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Feb. 21, 2023

Feb. 21, 2023

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NOTICE of Appearance by Roderick Twain Cooks (Cooks, Roderick) (Filed on 2/22/2023) (Entered: 02/22/2023)

Feb. 22, 2023

Feb. 22, 2023

PACER
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Civil Cover Sheet by Derek Mobley - Corrected Civil Cover Sheet. (Cooks, Roderick) (Filed on 2/22/2023) (Entered: 02/22/2023)

Feb. 22, 2023

Feb. 22, 2023

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Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at http://cand.uscourts.gov/ecf/caseopening.Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at www.cand.uscourts.gov/judges. Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 3/8/2023. (ark, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/22/2023) (Entered: 02/22/2023)

Feb. 22, 2023

Feb. 22, 2023

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~Util - Case Assigned by Intake

Feb. 22, 2023

Feb. 22, 2023

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Electronic filing error. Incorrect Civil Cover Sheet used. Please use out most current version (October 2020) found on our website www.cand.uscourts.gov. No judge assignment will be made until the document is e-filed. Submit your document using Civil Events > Other Filings > Other Documents > Civil Cover Sheet Re: 1 Complaint filed by Derek Mobley (ark, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/22/2023)

Feb. 22, 2023

Feb. 22, 2023

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Electronic Filing Error

Feb. 22, 2023

Feb. 22, 2023

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Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: This case may fall within the Initial Discovery Protocols for Employment Cases Alleging Adverse Action. See General Order 71. Parties and Counsel are directed to review General Order 71 to determine whether it applies to this case, and to comply with that General Order if applicable. Joint Case Management Statement due by 5/18/2023. Initial Case Management Conference set for 5/25/2023 at 10:00 AM in San Francisco, Courtroom G, 15th Floor. (tn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/23/2023) (Entered: 02/23/2023)

Feb. 23, 2023

Feb. 23, 2023

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Proposed Summons

April 12, 2023

April 12, 2023

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Summons Issued

April 13, 2023

April 13, 2023

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Certificate/Proof of Service

April 27, 2023

April 27, 2023

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Equal Employment

Disability Rights

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 21, 2023

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

African American Male over the age of 40 with depression and anxiety, on behalf of self and putative class consisting of those who are similarly situated and are African American, over the age of 40 and suffering from a disability

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Pending

Defendants

Workday, Inc., Private Entity/Person

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

42 U.S.C. § 1981

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 621 et seq.

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Content of Injunction:

Discrimination Prohibition

Utilize objective hiring/promotion criteria

Follow recruitment, hiring, or promotion protocols

Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention

Issues

Discrimination-area:

Hiring

Discrimination-basis:

Age discrimination

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Race discrimination

Race:

Black

Disability:

Mental impairment

Mental Disability:

Depression