Legal News Archive

Denny’s Fails to Punish Sexual Harassment, Telling Waitress to Pray Instead | JD Journal

You can’t pass your managerial duties off on God. This is what Brandy Cachu’s lawyers are claiming in their case against Denny’s, where Brandy worked and allegedly sustained extended sexual harassment by her manager, Henry Guiaro. When she brought her complaint to upper management, James Murti advised her to “Pray about the situation.” Such evasive … Read more

Tutor charged with sex abuse involving student |

A McLoughlin Middle School volunteer tutor faces misdemeanor sex abuse charges for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with a girl at the school, police said. School officials contacted Medford police on Feb. 9 to report that Omar Daniel Alvarez-Garcia, 18, had engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior involving an underage student. Alvarez-Garcia was terminated from his … Read more

Typhoon closure spurs fallout: Former executive files for bankruptcy; Workers’ Comp Claims and Discrimination Suit Still Ongoing.

Typhoon! executive chef and president Bo Kline stands in the Northwest Portland location of the restaurant. All five remaining locations quietly and permanently closed at 9 p.m. Saturday. Correction appended. Fallout from the closure of the Typhoon Inc. restaurants continued Monday as its former chief operating officer filed for bankruptcy protection and its chefs considered the company’s … Read more

Oregon Bill Requires Mandatory Abuse And Neglect Reporting By Public And Private Officials

Reporting abuse and neglect All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Members of the general public may report suspected abuse and neglect if they choose. Oregon state law, however, mandates that workers in certain professions must make reports if they have reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect. These people … Read more

Lawsuit challenges sheltered workshops for Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – Thousands of disabled Oregonians are stuck segregated in dead-end jobs at “sheltered workshops,” in violation of federal law, because of failed state programs that should help them find mainstream employment, according to a landmark lawsuit filed on Wednesday. Sheltered workshops, sometimes called “work-activity programs,” are facilities funded by state and local … Read more

EEOC: LAFD to pay nearly $500,000 to settle case

By The Associated Press A federal agency says the Los Angeles Fire Department will pay nearly $500,000 to settle a firefighter’s federal discrimination case. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday that the department also will implement anti-harassment training as part of the settlement. The EEOC says Anthony Almeida filed a discrimination charge in 2007 alleging he was … Read more

Historical Background And Development Of Social Security

The Committee on Economic Security (CES) On June 8, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a message to the Congress, announced his intention to provide a program for Social Security. Subsequently, the President created by Executive Order the Committee on Economic Security, which was composed of five top cabinet-level officials. The committee was instructed to study the entire problem … Read more


The public’s right to know information about the incident outweighs the Santa Monica High School teacher’s privacy rights, the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles confirms. After an investigation of a student’s complaint Ari Marken, a mathematics teacher at Santa Monica High School, received a written reprimand from the Santa Monica–Malibu Unified School … Read more