A first – class action suit filed over alleged AI tool discrimination when hiring

The first of what is expected to be many lawsuits over an employer’s use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools when hiring was filed February 21, 2023. As noted in past blogs, such tools have caught the attention of the White House and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The class action lawsuit was filed against Workday, Inc. in […]

Court issues favorable background check ruling for employers

As you well know, employers are frequently faced with class-action lawsuits brought by current or former employees. There has been an uptick in suits claiming violations of state and federal background check laws, and these would also be for seemingly minor technical errors. In a rare ruling, a California Court of Appeal recently delivered good […]

Amazon sued over refusal to hire California sex offenders

Excerpted from a Reuters Blog by Daniel Wiessner Amazon.com, Inc. is facing a proposed class action claiming it illegally used a California sex offender website to conduct background checks on job applicants. Miguel Lerma, who was convicted of rape nearly a decade ago, filed a complaint in Los Angeles federal court last Thursday claiming Amazon […]