Calif. Longshoremen Accuse PMA Of Disability Bias

Law360, New York (April 19, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A group of disabled California longshore workers launched a putative class action in state court Friday accusing the Pacific Maritime Association and its member companies of discriminating and retaliating against them by severely limiting their job opportunities.

The more than two dozen named defendants — the PMA and its members that are shipping, stevedoring and marine terminal companies — violated the plaintiffs' rights under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act by implementing an allegedly unlawful policy that restricts opportunities for disabled workers to engage in open...
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