Articles Tagged with Costa Mesa employment attorney

A successor company can be held liable for the discrimination and retaliation of its predecessor, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently affirmed. The appellate court also found in Equal Emp’t Opportunity Comm’n v. N. Star Hospitality Inc. the successor firm can be compelled to initiate the equitable remedies, as established by the trial court, which include not only payment for judgment, but the adoption of investigative processes and training to prevent future employment law violations. gavel7

The finding ensures companies can’t evade liability and responsibility for such wrongdoing by simply dissolving and reforming under a different name or new management.

Court records indicate employee in question is a black male who worked as a cook for defendant. During his time there, he was promoted to assistant kitchen manager, and was by all accounts a good worker.

Although the general tide toward employment litigation has been leaning more toward corporate interests lately, most notably with more stringent standards for class action filings, that doesn’t mean such cases are no longer happening at all.businessmanwithnotebook

Our Costa Mesa employment lawyers know that this was recently evidenced in a decision handed down by a federal judge in a Northern California courtroom. The judge In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation, U.S. District Court Northern District of California, San Jose Division, has awarded class action status to the workers seeking recompense for what they say were unfair hiring practices engaged in conspiratorially by numerous technical firms in Silicon Valley.

Specifically, the workers allege the companies violated the Clayton Act and the Sherman Act, both antitrust laws. The workers say the ultimate goal of the companies was to drive down labor competition, and thereby deprive workers of job mobility – and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in salary and other compensation.