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April 2019 Archives

Unfair trade practices in the insurance business

A previous post on this blog discussed the elements of a claim of bad faith. That post mentioned that a bad faith claim can help homeowners in the Los Angeles area, as well as those who own houses as investment property, fight back against an insurance company that, for whatever reason, is not being fair or reasonable in handling the owner's loss or damage to their property.

Second class-action lawsuit filed against Jones Day

Employment discrimination and unequal pay based on gender continue to be pervasive problems in workplaces in California and throughout the country. Despite the fact that women are protected from employment discrimination based on their sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and from pay discrimination by the Equal Pay Act, many of them continue to experience these problems.

Survey reveals gender bias in the technology sector

Most women in the technology sector are paid less than men who perform the same jobs, according to a study released on March 28 by the California-based recruitment firm Hired. After polling 2,600 technology sector workers, the company found that the average gender pay gap in the industry is 3 percent. However, the figure rises to between 6 percent and 9 percent in major technology hubs like San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston.

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