Employment Litigation Trend Emerges as DACA Class Action Plaintiffs Settle With Procter & Gamble Over Alleged Hiring Discrimination

As part of the settlement, Procter & Gamble will establish a $1.5 million fund and pay attorney fees up to $1.9 million.

A consumer goods manufacturing giant reached a proposed class action settlement with a “dreamer” and his lawyers in Miami federal court, valued around $3.5 million.

Juan Carlos Gomez, a professor at Florida International University College of Law and director of its immigration human rights clinic, is not involved in the case. But Gomez said employment and labor attorneys should take note of this hiring discrimination litigation between Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipient David Rodriguez­­­­­­ and Procter & Gamble Co.

“The takeaway is that employers need not go beyond the scope of the I9 and be careful of the I9 compliance,” Gomez said. “Because if you do, you are likely discriminating or playing with fire and you can find yourself in an unnecessarily costly situation.”

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