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Aspiring Interns Seek Class Cert. In P&G DACA Bias Suit

Apr 15, 2019 / News Item
Rejected prospective interns accusing Procter & Gamble Co. of discriminating against those with temporary work authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have asked a Florida federal court for class certification. Lead plaintiff and Venezuela native David M. Rodriguez said in Friday's motion that P&G's alleged policy of automatically rejecting candidates without "unrestricted work authorization" uniformly applied to hundreds of non-U.S. citizens who can otherwise legally work in the country, such as DACA recipients, temporary protected status beneficiaries...
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Some businesses are refusing to hire DACA recipients. They are fighting back.

Aug 6, 2018 / News Item
Daniel Marques would probably be working as a financial adviser for a big investment firm in New Jersey right now. David Rodriguez might have landed an internship with Procter & Gamble in Miami. Sandy Vasquez might be an engineering intern in Silicon Valley. Ruben Juarez might have snagged a finance internship in Connecticut. All four of them went to college and graduated with honors. And all four of them say they were denied jobs, even though they had valid work permits because they are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. * * * As the legal battle...
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MALDEF files lawsuits, alleging discrimination based on DACA status

May 4, 2018 / News Item
A new front in the fight surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is opening up, this time around employment. When President Trump rescinded DACA last year, it appeared as though the program would end. DACA, which was implemented under the Obama administration, allows undocumented young immigrants who apply and qualify to work and study in the U.S. without fear of deportation. Yet the March 5th deadline for the program’s termination has come and gone, and DACA remains in place, thanks to several court rulings. Most recently, in April, a federal judge ruled against...
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P&G Must Face DACA Discrimination Suit

Apr 2, 2018 / Media Coverage
A Florida federal court denied the Procter & Gamble Co.’s attempt to toss a proposed class action by a rejected prospective intern claiming the company discriminates against those with temporary work authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, finding the man properly alleged its hiring practices are biased. U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams said on Friday that Venezuela native David M. Rodriguez had shown enough facts in his allegations that P&G chose not to hire him and other DACA recipients because of their noncitizen status, allowing the putative...
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P&G Faces Immigrant Discrimination Class Action

Jul 18, 2017 / Media Coverage
A prospective Procter & Gamble Co. intern filed a class action in Florida federal court Monday, claiming the company discriminated against his DACA immigration status when he was not selected for its internship program. David M. Rodriguez, a Venezuelan national authorized to work in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, or DACA, said in the suit that he and other non-permanent residents were not given equal opportunity in P&G job applications, a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. “P&G, a multi-billion dollar American multinational consumer...
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DACA Beneficiario de DACA demanda a Procter & Gamble por supuesta discriminación laboral

Jul 18, 2017 / Media Coverage
Un joven inmigrante beneficiario del programa de Acción Diferida (DACA) en Florida demandó a la empresa Procter & Gamble por supuesta discriminación, alegando que la compañía le negó una pasantía por su estatus migratorio. [click link for video] El venezolano David Rodríguez presentó la demanda en el sur de Florida, donde se graduó con honores de Florida International University (FIU). El joven asegura que intentó conseguir una pasantía en el área de finanzas la empresa Procter & Gamble -que produce reconocidas marcas como los pañales Pampers y la pasta dental Colgate- pero fue...
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Demanda a P&G por presuntas prácticas discriminatorias contra inmigrantes

Jul 17, 2017 / Media Coverage
David Rodríguez es un “Dreamer” protegido por DACA, lo que signfica que además de poder estudiar, puede trabajar y tiene derecho a un número de seguro social en los Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, el joven acusa que la empresa Procter & Gamble (P&G) lo rechazó de un pograma de pasantía, debido “a su estatus migratorio”, por lo que el Fondo Mexico-Americano para la Defensa Legal y Educativa (MALDEF, en inglés) y el Outten & Golden LL presentaron una demanda en contra de la trasnacional, informó la primera en un comunicado. “Los beneficiarios de DACA han sido reconocidos en todo el...
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Procter & Gamble Sued For Alleged Discriminatory Employment Practices Against Some Immigrants

Jul 17, 2017 / Press Release
(MIAMI, FL) – Procter & Gamble illegally denied qualified applicants paid internships because of their immigration status, according to a lawsuit filed today in federal court. The suit, brought by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and Outten & Golden LLP on behalf David Rodriguez, a former college student who was granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, alleges that the consumer product giant violated federal law that prohibits discrimination based on alienage. Young immigrants who qualify for DACA are authorized to remain in the United States...
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