American Council for the Blind: Court Certifies Nationwide Disability Rights Class Action Against Quest

Dec 17, 2021
The American Council of the Blind has defeated a summary judgment motion in federal court in California that sought to dismiss ACB’s claims that the self-service kiosks at Quest Diagnostics’ Patient Service Centers are inaccessible to blind patients in violation of the Americans with Disabilitie…

HFA Files Wage Theft Lawsuit against W.G. Welch, LLC and HITT Contracting Inc. on Behalf of Construction Workers

Dec 06, 2021
On December 6, 2021, Handley Farah & Anderson filed a lawsuit in Superior Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of a group of constructions workers performing work for W.G. Welch, LLC and HITT Contracting Inc.  The Plaintiffs allege that their employers failed to properly compensate them…

Law360: Pilgrim's Reaches $29M Settlement In Wage Conspiracy Suit

Jul 06, 2021
Pilgrim's Pride Corp., a subsidiary of JBS, has reached a $29 million settlement with workers who claim it conspired with other poultry companies to keep their wages low. In addition to the monetary settlement, which must be approved by a Maryland federal judge, Pilgrim's agreed to cooperate with th…

Press Release: NAD and ERC Invite State Agencies in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia to Collaborate in Addressing Illegal Disability Discrimination

May 13, 2021
Today, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the Equal Rights Center (ERC) alerted Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia state and county agencies about disability discrimination in the administration of public benefits that a recent investigation uncovered. The NAD and ERC invite these age…

Curbed: Everything We Know About the Sweeping New Housing Discrimination Lawsuit

Mar 17, 2021
It took 15 years for Nancy Padilla to claw her way out of the city’s shelter system. She should have been able to rent a place of her own, but while she searched for a new apartment, countless appointments with brokers and landlords came to an abrupt halt the moment the 58-year-old mentioned her f…

New York Times: ‘She Wants Well-Qualified People’: 88 Landlords Accused of Housing Bias

Mar 15, 2021
The caller was a woman looking to move with her boyfriend into a studio apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, advertised for $1,751 a month. The man who answered, the real estate broker on the listing, said he would be happy to show them the place. The woman, however, had one last question:…

Law360: Poultry Giants Can't Dodge Workers' Wage-Fixing Suit

Mar 11, 2021
A Maryland federal judge declined to toss proposed class action claims from workers against three poultry companies accused of plotting to keep wages low and also rejected an effort to trim the suit to exclude jobs the plaintiffs didn't do. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher turned down thr…

HFA Files Wage Theft Lawsuit against Strickland Waterproofing Company on Behalf of Construction Workers

Dec 22, 2020
Handley Farah & Anderson filed a wage theft lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia on behalf of a group of employees of Strickland Waterproofing Company. The lawsuit alleges that Strickland Waterproofing failed to properly compensate workers for work done at the Univ…

NPR: Lawsuit Alleges Wage Theft at Virginia University Construction Sites

Dec 02, 2020
Workers are suing two Virginia-based construction companies in a class action lawsuit over allegations of wage theft. Workers claim construction company Agent Wall Systems and B&A, a firm that hires labor for construction jobs, misclassified them as independent contractors, rather than employees.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Federal Lawsuit Alleges Wage Theft by Subcontractors on New General Assembly Building

Dec 02, 2020
Two laborers have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against a Richmond drywall company and two Chesterfield County labor brokers for alleged unfair labor practices on almost three dozen major construction projects in Virginia, including the new General Assembly Building in Richmond.

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