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  • Coral Construction v. City and County of San Francisco, California01/03/2012

    Two construction companies challenged San Francisco’s Minority and Woman Business Enterprise Ordinance, allowing consideration of race and gender in the awarding of public contracts in the city. The companies argue that the ordinance violates Proposition...

  • Colindres v. Quietflex Manufacturing Company01/03/2012

    All workers, regardless of their race or national origin, should be treated equally in the workplace. Latino employees at Quietflex Manufacturing Company, a Houston based company that manufactures air conditioning ducts, claimed they were not treated equally....

  • Rodriguez v. Maricopa County Community College District01/03/2012

    Beginning in October 2003, a faculty member of Glendale Community College disseminated racially pernicious e-mails using a system-wide employee listserv. The messages also contained links to the faculty member’s personal web-page, which he maintained on...

  • Gutierrez v. Paragon Schmid Building Products01/03/2012

    In March 2007, MALDEF joined a class action lawsuit seeking to recover millions of dollars in wages owed to construction workers under California wage and hour laws. The claims for unpaid wages could affect over a thousand workers throughout California who work...

  • Moreno, et al. v. Castlerock Farming and Transport, Inc., et al.30/11/-0001

    On April 10, 2012, MALDEF filed a class action suit against one of the largest Central Valley grape growers, Castlerock Farming and Transport, Inc., and many of its farm labor contractors, for systematically mistreating Latino workers.  They claimed that...

  • Carmona, et al. v. Lincoln Millennium Car Wash, Inc., et al.30/11/-0001

    On May 21, 2012, MALDEF filed suit against the owners of three Santa Monica area car wash facilities—Santa Monica Car Wash and Detailing, Millennium Car Wash, and Bumble Bee Car Wash—for purposefully depriving their workers of the pay they rightfully...

  • Fulcher v. 24 Hour30/11/-0001

    On June 13, 2010, MALDEF and the co-counsel law firm of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C. filed a class action law suit on behalf of employees of 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin and...

  • Peña v. Burger King Corp.30/11/-0001

    On May 2, 2012, MALDEF filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Burger King Corporation for violating Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) by discriminating against a former district manager who was terminated after Burger King learned...

  • Martinez v. L.A. Desserts, Inc. (dba “Ivy at the Shore” and “The Ivy”)30/11/-0001

    On March 29, 2012, MALDEF filed a lawsuit against the famed Robertson Boulevard restaurant, The Ivy, for violating the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and discriminating against a former employee. Filed in the California Superior Court in Los Angeles County,...