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1 Reed v. Pitts Farms Partnership
4:21-cv-00113-DMB-JMV (N.D. Miss.)
Filed 09/08/2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Equal Employment
EE-MS-0064
Coding In Process
Six Black American farmworkers sued their employer, Pitts Farms Partnership, alleging that the company paid white South African workers more than the Black farmers. Pitts Farms hired the white South African workers through a foreign agricultural worker visa program that required the company to treat foreign and domestic workers equally. According ... [view]
2 Spillman v. Salvation Army
CGC-21-591364 (State Court)
Filed 05/07/2021 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
DR-CA-0062
Coding In Process
Five workers at rehabilitation programs run by the Salvation Army filed this putative class action lawsuit in San Francisco County Superior Court on May 7, 2021. The plaintiffs alleged that the Salvation Army violated numerous California state laws by forcing them to work in its thrift stores and other facilities as part of their treatment, but ... [view]
3 Rodriguez v. Todd Greiner Farms Packing
1:21-cv-00227-PLM-SJB (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 04/20/2021 - Case Ongoing
Todd Greiner Farms Packing LLC
Immigration and/or the Border
Equal Employment
IM-MI-0008
Oceana County
Coding Complete
The plaintiffs, two farm workers, filed this class action case against a Michigan produce producer in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan on April 20, 2021. Represented by attorneys from the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and the Sugar Law Center, they alleged that their employer violated the Migrant and Seasonal ... [view]
4 One Fair Wage v. Darden Restaurants
3:21-cv-02695 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/15/2021 - Case Ongoing
Darden Restaurants
Equal Employment
EE-CA-0365
Orlando
Coding Complete
This is a case about Darden Restaurants’ cash wage policy of paying employees less than the minimum wage and using tips to cover the difference. On April 15, 2021, One Fair Wage, an advocacy organization focused on eliminating the subminimum cash wage, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The ... [view]
5 Hendrix v. Chipotle Mexican Grill Incorporated
2:20-cv-01595 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 08/12/2020 - Case Ongoing
Chipotle Mexican Grill Incorporated
Equal Employment
EE-AZ-0137
Coding Complete
This is a case about employment discrimination on the basis of sex and pregnancy. On August 12, 2020, a female employee filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiff sued Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e. Represented by private ... [view]
6 EEOC v. Walmart
6:20-cv-00163 (E.D. Ky.)
Filed 08/03/2020 - Case Ongoing
Walmart
Walmart
Equal Employment
EE-KY-0037
Coding Complete
On August 3, 2020, the EEOC brought a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky against Walmart alleging sex discrimination. Specifically, the complaint alleges that Walmart subjected two named plaintiffs and a class of female grocery workers to a physical ability test that disproportionately impacted ... [view]
7 Gilder v. Sallie Mae Bank
1:20-cv-00924 (D. Del.)
Filed 07/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
Sallie Mae Bank
Equal Employment
EE-DE-0041
New Castle County
Coding Complete
This is a case about racial discrimination in hiring practices with background checks. On July 8, 2020, an African-American individual who had his job offer from Sallie Mae Bank rescinded filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He sued Sallie Mae Bank for violations of Title VII of the ... [view]
8 Franklin v. Whole Foods
1:20-cv-04935 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 06/26/2020 - Case Ongoing
Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.
Equal Employment
EE-NY-0296
Coding Complete
In April 2019, the plaintiff applied to work for Whole Foods' Manhattan-area delivery service. As part of their hiring procedure, Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon, conducted a background check. Upon learning about plaintiff's criminal history, Whole Foods denied plaintiff a job, despite there being no other issues with plaintiff's application ... [view]
9 Chalmers v. New York
1:20-cv-03389 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 05/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
City of New York
Equal Employment
EE-NY-0297
Coding Complete
Fire protection inspectors (FPIs) and associate fire protection inspectors brought this class-action suit against the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), alleging that the Department engaged in racial discrimination by compensating FPIs and Building Inspectors (BIs) at different rates. FPIs and BIs tend to perform similar duties and have similar ... [view]
10 DeVooght v. City of Warren
2:20-cv-10812-GCS-DRG (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 03/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
City of Warren
City of Warren Police Department
Equal Employment
EE-MI-0201
Macomb County
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: Female dispatchers are seeking a temporary restraining order banning their employer's (the City of Warren) policy that requires female dispatcher to conduct pat downs, and occasionally strip search, female arrestees without adequate protective gear. The plaintiffs alleged that they are being exposed to a heightened risk of COVID-1 ... [view]
11 Boxall v. Los Angeles Times Communications
civ-ds-2010984 (State Court)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Equal Employment
EE-CA-0364
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
12 Newsome v. Philadelphia
2:19-cv-05590-MMB (E.D. Pa.)
Filed 11/26/2019 - Case Ongoing
City of Philadelphia
Equal Employment
EE-PA-0253
Philadelphia County
Coding Complete
This is a case about the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) failing to provide accommodations for nursing employees. On November 26, 2019, a female PPD employee filed this putative class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiff sued the City of Philadelphia under the Fair Labor Standards ... [view]
13 United States v. Baltimore County
1:19-cv-02465-CCB (D. Md.)
Filed 08/27/2019 - Case Ongoing
Baltimore County, MD
Equal Employment
EE-MD-0152
Baltimore County
Coding Complete
On August 27, 2019, the United States filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (in Baltimore). The federal government sued Baltimore County for injunctive relief for employment dicrimination, alleging violations by the County Police Department of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-6(a), ... [view]
14 Rotondo v. JPMorgan Chase Bank
2:19-cv-2328 (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 05/30/2019 - Case Ongoing
JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.
Equal Employment
EE-OH-0123
Coding Complete
In June 2017, a JP Morgan Chase Bank employee filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). He received a right to due letter from the agency in February 2019. On May 30, 2019, the plaintiff filed this class action against JP Morgan Chase Bank in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ... [view]
15 Bird v. Barr
1:19-cv-01581 (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/29/2019 - Case Ongoing
Attorney General of the United States
U.S. Department of Justice
Equal Employment
EE-DC-0081
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On May 29, 2019, a group of female Intelligence Analyst and Agent Trainees at the FBI’s Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of themselves and a class of more than 125 female Agent and Analyst Trainees who had been subjected to similar gender-based ... [view]
16 Chen v. Western Digital Corporation
8:19-cv-00909 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/14/2019 - Case Ongoing
Western Digital Corporation
Equal Employment
EE-CA-0362
Coding Complete
On May 14, 2019, a female employee of Western Digital Corporation filed this class-action lawsuit in the Central District of California. The plaintiff, on behalf of herself and approximately 1,370 female employees, sued Western Digital Corporation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and ... [view]
17 Morgan v. U.S. Soccer Federation
2:19-cv-01717 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/08/2019 - Case Ongoing
United States Soccer Federation, Inc.
Equal Employment
EE-CA-0363
Chicago
Coding Complete
This is a case about the Women’s National Soccer Team (WNT) suing the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for gender discrimination. On March 8, 2019, members of the WNT filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The plaintiffs sued the USSF under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), 29 U.S.C. § 206 ... [view]
18 Roe v. U.S. Dep't of Defense
1:18-cv-01565-LMB-IDD (E.D. Va.)
Filed 12/19/2018 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Defense
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
EE-VA-0141
Coding Complete
On December 19, 2018 two US Airmen under pseudonym and OutServe-SLDN, a network of LGBTQ military service-people, filed suit against the U.S. Department of Defense, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The Plaintiffs argued that the Department of Defense had violated equal protection under the Fifth Amendment and the ... [view]
19 Harrison v. Spencer
1:18-cv-00641 (E.D. Va.)
Filed 05/30/2018 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Defense
Department of Defense
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Equal Employment
EE-VA-0142
Arlington County
Coding Complete
This is a case about the legality of the U.S. military’s policy prohibiting the enlistment or promotion of people with HIV. On May 30, 2018, an enlisted service member and attorney, along with the Modern Military Association of American (formerly OutServe-SLDN), filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of ... [view]
20 Times v. Target
1:18-cv-02993 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/05/2018 - Case Ongoing
Target Corporation
Equal Employment
EE-NY-0295
Coding Complete
On April 5, 2018, The Fortune Society, Inc., a not-for-profit whose mission is to support the successful reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals, and two former employees of the Target Corporation filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs sued Target under Title VII of the ... [view]
21 Spees v. Facebook
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Facebook
Facebook
Equal Employment
EE-DC-0079
Coding Complete
Spees v. Facebook is a lawsuit brought by several women and the Communication Workers of America to hold Facebook accountable for discriminatory advertising practices. This lawsuit was brought in concurrence with 66 civil rights lawsuits filed against employers including employers Nebraska Furniture Mart, Sandhills Publishing Company, Need Work ... [view]
22 Communications Workers of America v. Facebook
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Facebook
Facebook
Equal Employment
EE-DC-0080
Coding Complete
Communications Workers of America v. Facebook is a lawsuit brought by an international labor union representing over 700,000 workers and several older workers to hold Facebook accountable for discriminatory advertising practices relating to age. In an investigation, the union discovered that hundreds of employers and employment agencies were ... [view]
23 Richardson v. New York
1:17-cv-09447-JPO (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 12/01/2017 - Case Ongoing
City of New York
City of New York
Equal Employment
EE-NY-0298
New York City
Coding Complete
On December 1, 2017, seven Black employees of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) filed this class-action lawsuit against the City of New York in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs alleged racial discrimination in FDNY’s hiring, promotion, and compensation practices and sought compensatory damages, in ... [view]
24 National Women's Law Center v. OMB
1:17-cv-02458 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/15/2017 - Case Ongoing
Office of Management and Budget
Equal Employment
EE-DC-0078
Coding Complete
On November 15, 2017, the National Women’s Law Center and the Labor Counsel for Latin American Advancement filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case was assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. The plaintiffs sued the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Administrator for the Office of ... [view]
25 State of Washington v. Trump
2:17-cv-01510-JLR (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 10/09/2017 - Closed 2018
President of the United States of America
Equal Employment
Speech and Religious Freedom
FA-WA-0005
Coding Complete
On October 9, 2017, the State of Washington filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The State sued the President of the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) under the Administrative ... [view]
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