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Home Depot Agrees to Pay $100,000 Settlement to Former Employee Who Filed Disability Discrimination Claim

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In August, Home Depot, one of the nation’s largest and most popular home improvement retailers, agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who accused the company of discriminating against her based on disability. According to the settlement agreement, Home Depot will pay the wronged employee $100,000 in damages, require managers and… Read More »

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Buffalo Comes Under Fire for Failing to Enforce its Fair Housing Law

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

Two years ago, a Buffalo resident filed a complaint with a local fair housing organization, known as Housing Opportunities Made Equal, when her request for housing was denied by a landlord after he discovered that she received financial assistance from the federal government. Although the findings of the investigation into the matter were passed… Read More »

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Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Restore Fair Housing Protections

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In late June, Congresswoman Maxine Waters introduced House Resolution 6220, which if passed, would restore a number of fair housing protections that were eliminated by the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over the last two years. In early August, HR 6220 was referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution… Read More »

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Georgia Department of Corrections Ordered to Provide Officers with Back Pay

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

Late last month, after conducting an in-depth investigation into the payment practices of more than 40 Department of Corrections facilities in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division ordered the Department to pay nearly $429,005 in back wages to 1,257 employees. According to the DOL, the Georgia Department of Corrections had… Read More »

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U.S. District Court Rules that UPS Union Contract Violates ADA

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In July, 2018,  the Kansas U.S. District Court issued an important ruling, in which it held that the terms of a UPS Ground Freight union contract violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against disabled drivers. According to the court’s findings, disabled drivers were paid as much as ten percent less than… Read More »

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Bank of America Sued for Failing to Maintain Foreclosed Properties in Minority Neighborhoods

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

In late June, the National Fair Housing Alliance, 19 other housing groups, and two Maryland homeowners filed a lawsuit against Bank of America, alleging that the financial institution violated the Fair Housing Act (FHA) by intentionally failing to maintain foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods, despite consistently maintaining similar properties in primarily white areas. According… Read More »

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Report Finds Wage Theft on the Rise in California

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

According to a recent study published by the Corporate Research Project, “wage theft” is on the rise across the country, with California topping the list. In fact, of the more than 500 American-based companies that have paid out nearly $9 billion in wage-theft claims in the last 20 years, nearly half are from California…. Read More »

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Federal Appeals Court Says Law Doesn’t Forbid Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation in the Workplace

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals  reaffirmed its earlier decision  holding that employees are not protected from workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. This case is only the most recent in a series of suits being filed across the country, many of which provide differing guidance. In fact, two of the eleven judges  on… Read More »

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Disney Sued By Dog Trainer Who Takes Poodles To Parks

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

Attorney Dan Saxe is representing the dog trainer, click here to read article

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HUD Investigates Facebook Over Housing Advertisements

By Saady & Saxe, P.A. |

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently reopened an investigation into Facebook’s advertising practices. The investigation was initiated earlier this year after Facebook was accused of giving advertisers the ability to exclude certain ethnic groups from seeing housing advertisements posted on their site. The reopened investigation follows hot on the heels of… Read More »

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