A class action lawsuit was filed in California alleging that the popular In-N-Out burger chain discriminates against people of color. The lawsuit claims that certain individuals are being discriminated against by their age, race and or color. The action was brought by two African American men over the age of 40. The complaint states that one applied for a job in Oakland California in June. In August he was told he didn’t get the job. The attorney for the plaintiffs believes both his clients are qualified for the jobs they applied for. Full article.

A number of federal, state, and local laws forbid discrimination against individuals or classes of persons based on factors such as race, color, national origin, sex, religion, and disability. Among the best known federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace are the Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, which addresses illegal discrimination by employers, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in several areas, including education and employment.

Leeds Brown Law, PC focuses its practice in the area of employment law.  Our firm has had considerable success in matters of employment discrimination throughout Long Island and the New York City area. For more information, contact Leeds Brown Law, PC at 1-800-585-4658 for a free consultation.