A former employee of the Los Angeles Police Department, Darcy French, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and unknown defendants for sexual harassment and retaliation. French claims that she and other female employees were subjected to a hostile work environment due to derogatory memes and social media posts that targeted them based on their sex or gender. Despite reporting the issue to her superiors, they failed to take prompt and adequate remedial action. French is seeking damages and a jury trial, as well as relief under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Labor Code Section 1102.5, the California Whistleblower Protection Act, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit includes claims for injunctive relief, declaratory relief, and damages. Prior to filing the lawsuit, French filed a complaint with the Civil Rights Department, which was closed with a Right to Sue notice issued to the plaintiff.

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Yelp Inc. v. Ken Paxton

Improved Summary: Yelp has proactively initiated legal action against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to forestall a possible lawsuit that might contest Yelp's right to categorize crisis pregnancy centers on its platform as entities that do not offer abortions or referrals to abortion providers. Yelp maintains that any such lawsuit would violate its First Amendment rights, asserting that its labels accurately represent the services these centers provide. The potential lawsuit from Paxton's office, hinted at last week, could aim to penalize Yelp for purported breaches of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Yelp's legal action seeks judicial affirmation that its labels are not misleading and a ban on Texas initiating future lawsuits regarding these labels.