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Lawsuit Accuses Google of Systemic Bias Against Black Employees. by Nadia El-Yaouti | Apr 11, 2022
A recent Law Commentary article describes a lawsuit filed by a woman hired by Google as a diversity recruiter who alleges years of race and gender discrimination before being illegally terminated from employment. Attorney Richard Koss, interviewed for the article, explains what employees must prove to be successful in discrimination cases alleging “disparate treatment” by the employer.
Wrongful Termination Suit Against University of Pennsylvania’s Failure to Participate in “Interactive Process” by Haley Larkin | Mar 29, 2022
Richard Koss was asked to comment on a recent case in the news involving allegations of disability discrimination and violations of the FMLA. Mr. Koss explained the “interactive process” required in employment disability cases and also commented on why plaintiffs may prefer to file employment discrimination cases in state court rather than federal court.
California Enacts New COVID-19 Sick Leave Law by Christopher Hazlehurst, J.D. | Feb 23, 2022
Starting in February, businesses with more than 25 employees must provide up to 80 hours of paid leave for COVID-19-related reasons. Attorney Richard Koss was interviewed for an article describing the new law. Attorney Koss describes how the new law might impact small businesses and what employees should do if their request for leave is denied.
Subpar Performance by Probationary Employee Permits Dismissal after Medical Leave by Maureen Rubin, J.D. | Oct 22, 2021
In an article reporting on a recent California employment disability discrimination case, Richard Koss comments on what it takes to prove whether the employer had a discriminatory motive for termination.
Pharma Co. Eli Lilly Hiring Practices Favor Millennials in Class Action Lawsuit by Nadia El-Yaouti | Sep 16, 2021
Attorney Richard Koss was interviewed for an article discussing a class-action lawsuit filed against pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. for age discrimination. Mr. Koss described what illegal age discrimination looks like in the workplace and also discussed legal issues such as punitive damages and the difficulty of obtaining class certification in a class-action lawsuit.
After a Six-Year Legal Battle, Walmart Must Pay $125 Million in Damages to Woman Fired With Down Syndrome by Diane Lilli | Aug 04, 2021
In this news piece, Richard Koss gives his insights on one of the highest jury awards at $125 million in the EEOC’s history for a single victim. The lawsuit is against Walmart.
The Long and Winding Road That Turned California Rideshare Drivers Into Independent Contractors by Alan Barlow, J.D. | Apr 01, 2021
Richard Koss was featured in an article regarding the decision of California voters in Prop 22 that classifies rideshare and delivery drivers as independent contractors and not employees.