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Degree Brand Male and Female Antiperspirants

What’s the Pink Tax? It’s the extra amount charged on women’s products as compared to similar products for men. The complaint for this class action alleges that a number of companies are guilty of this gender-based price discrimination, including Conopco, Inc. (Unilever), Walgreen Co., CVS Pharmacy, Inc., Walmart, Inc. Target Corporation, Schnuck Markets, Inc., and Dierbergs Markets, Inc.

This class action sues HP Enterprise Services, LLC and HP, Inc., for a Workforce Reduction Plan that the complaint says discriminates by age. It points out that, as of October 2015, over 85% of California-based workers terminated under the plan are 40 years of age or older.

YouTube Logo

Does YouTube allow free speech? Should free speech include hate speech? The complaint for this class action alleges that YouTube is guilty of “discrimination, fraud, unfair and deceptive business practices, unlawful restraint of speech, and breach of consumer contract rights” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, or queer persons. As defendants, the complaint names both YouTube and its parent company Google.

Front of Rite Aid Store

If marijuana use is permitted in some states for medical use, what happens when such a patient applies for a job that requires a drug test? The complaint for this class action alleges that Rite Aid of Connecticut, Inc. and Maxi Drug, Inc. violated Connecticut law when they refused to hire the plaintiff in this case based on the results of his drug test. 

This is a civil rights case that centers around the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The complaint alleges that the website for Chico’s FAS, Inc. is not accessible to the blind or visually impaired.

Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle

The complaint for this class action says that Uber Technologies, Inc. “is now a major provider of individual transportation services in over 450 cities in the United States…” Its market capitalization is over $75 billion. Yet Uber does not have adequate services for those who need wheelchair services. In Philadelphia, it offers no wheelchair service at all, the complaint says, which violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Computer Screen Showing Speaker Putting Out Sound

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to help handicapped individuals to negotiate public facilities. The complaint for this class action alleges that Coolspa, Inc. violates this law by not making its website accessible to blind or visually-impaired persons.

Cell Phone Showing Tinder

Tinder is ready to settle claims that it violated California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act and its Unfair Competition Law. The complaint points to higher prices charged for subscriptions to Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold to people who were twenty-nine or older.

Employment Application Form

Carolina First Bank is settling a class action alleging it discriminated against African Americans based on their credit history. The complaint alleged that the bank’s credit check practices had an unequal effect on African Americans, thus violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

An Earlier Shaky Knees Music Festival

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has extended the realm of civil rights, so that disabled people can live independent lives. This class action takes issue with a website for the Shaky Knees Music Festival, which the complaint says is not accessible to the blind or visually impaired. The complaint brings suit under the ADA, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.