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Economic Justice | Employment Discrimination

Waldon v. Cincinnati Public Schools

Gregory Waldon had been a hard working, valued employee of the Cincinnati Public School system (CPS) for nearly 30 years. Mr. Waldon, who is African American, was looking forward to retiring in a few years with full benefits and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren....More

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Economic Justice | Employment Discrimination

Baltimore Longshoremen Case

In 2011, LDF began representing a group of nine African-American longshoremen, members of International Longshoremen’s Union, Local 333 who work on the Port of Baltimore, one of the busiest and fastest growing ports in the country.  The longshoremen filed charges with the U.S....More

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Economic Justice | Employment Discrimination

Cogdell v. Wet Seal

LDF's Economic Justice Program has filed a class action lawsuit, Cogdell v. Wet Seal, alleging that top executives at Wet Seal directed senior managers to get rid of African American store management employees for the sake of its “brand image,” and to hire more white employees.

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Economic Justice | Employment Discrimination

United States of America and Vulcan Society, Inc. v. City of New York

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) is nationally known for its heroic efforts during the tragic events of September 11, 2001.  Less well-known is the decades-long struggle African Americans and other minorities have waged to open the FDNY to all men and women regardless of race.

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Economic Justice | Employment Discrimination

Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., was originally filed in 2001 on behalf of a class of an estimated 1.5 million women affected by Wal-Mart’s discriminatory employment practices, making it one of the largest civil rights class action lawsuits in history....More

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Economic Justice | Employment Discrimination

Abercrombie & Fitch Employment Discrimination

In June 2003, LDF filed a class action lawsuit, Gonzalez v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, against national clothing retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch. The lawsuit, filed in U.S....More

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