Uber exploded into the transportation scene trying to change the way people travel. There idea is a great idea allow you to use your personal car as a way to transport people where they need to go, whether that be to a hotel or to the airport. You control everything through the Uber app. So if you want to make some extra cash, you could become an Uber driver. Uber classifies their drivers as “independent contractors” instead of employees and Uber drivers feel they should be employees, and not independent contractors. You can read more about this matter at the Huffington Post.
Recently, a decision has been made about an incident involving two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers suing the department for discrimination because they are Latino. Officers Allan Corrales and George Diego were awarded near $4 million combined in their discrimination suit against the department. Both officers are Latino and were involved in a fatal shooting in 2010 killing an unarmed, autistic African American man, Eugene Washington.
Two Malaysian teenage boys sued Malaysian Airlines and the government over the loss of their father who was on Flight 370, according to the Huffington Post. The basis for the boys’ suit is that when the plane fell from the radar during flight, the civil aviation department did not try to establish contact with the aircraft in a reasonable time. The boys also stated that the immigration department allowed passengers, who had fake identities, onto the plane.
According to the Huffington Post, A Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic reportedly fired employees because they are transgender. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home and Lakeland Eye Clinic violated federal law by discriminating on gender stereotypes.
At the funeral home in Michigan, an embalmer and funeral director, Amiee Stephens, was fired in 2013 after being employed for six years. She told her boss that she was transitioning from male to female and her boss fired her, according to the EEOC. In 2011, Brandi Branson was fired as the director of hearing services at the eye clinic in Florida. She was also transitioning to become a female and was subsequently fired.
Pom Wonderful was granted, by the Supreme Court, to further their litigation case against Coca-Cola, Co. The Huffington Post reported the Supreme Court sided with Pom Wonderful ruling 8-0 to pursue the lawsuit. The basis of the lawsuit is that Coca-Cola has a similar product called “Pomegranate Blueberry” that is offered by Coke’s Minute Maid that is misleading. The reason why the product is misleading is because the contents of the beverage are made up of 99% apple and grape juice.