Like many veterans, former Marine Juan Alonzo-Miranda suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He served three tours of duty in Iraq, and now he relies on his trained service dog, Goldie, to help him cope with anxiety and panic attacks. In March 2015, a federal jury awarded Alonzo-Miranda over $28,000 in a lawsuit against Schlumberger Technology Corp., his former employer, for failure to accommodate his disability.
Farmers Insurance is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the company routinely pays female attorneys significantly less than it pays men of equal or lesser experience who do the same work, favors male attorneys for promotions and raises, and routinely assigns higher profile work to its male attorneys. According to the lawsuit, when plaintiff Lynn Coates talked to her supervisor about correcting the disparity, Farmers retaliated by taking action equivalent to demoting her.