Married Couple Says Employer Denied Insurance Over Sexual Orientation, Files Lawsuit
In a federal discrimination suit, the Alhambra, Calif. women say Colorado-based Cherry Creek Mortgage refused to provide them spousal health insurance coverage. In other news from around the state: San Joaquin County reports local diarrhea outbreak; a clinic provides meals for farmworkers; and guidance on baby bonding.
Los Angeles Times:
Married Alhambra Couple Sues Employer, Saying Insurance Was Revoked Because They're Gay
An Alhambra couple has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a former employer, alleging the company refused to provide spousal health insurance coverage because of their sexual orientation and rescinded previous coverage, leaving them with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. (Branson-Potts, 8/17)
Local Outbreaks Of Diarrhea Illness Reported. Swimmers Advised Not To Drink The Water
Since early July, San Joaquin County has confirmed 17 people sickened by the microscopic parasite, Cryptosporidiosis, or Crypto. More than 40 other residents have come down with the symptoms. Some residents who became ill said they had been swimming in backyard pools, the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta, Lake Comanche and Tulloch Lake off Highway 108, east of Oakdale. (Carlson, 8/17)
The Bakersfield Californian:
'This Is Who Feeds Our World' Clinica Sierra Vista Provides Meal, Health Screenings To Celebrate National Health Centers Week
But on Thursday, it was [Salvador] Lopez, and a group of more than 50 other farmworkers in the fields south of Greenfield who were treated to a meal by Clinica Sierra Vista, which was celebrating National Health Center Week. The meal, along with free health screenings provided by resident physicians in a mobile clinic, demonstrated the valley health provider’s commitment to migrant health, said Clinica Sierra Vista Director of Community Relations and Public Affairs Jennifer Self. (Pierce, 8/17)
Orange County Register:
How Much Bonding Time You Get With Your Baby Is Determined By How Many Co-Workers You Have. Is That Fair?
Federal and state law divides babies into two categories. The privileged newborns have parents who work at companies with 50 or more employees, including Crist who manages a Marie Callender outlet in Westminster. But nearly half of California’s mothers and fathers have jobs at smaller businesses–there were just 22 employees where Berreth worked—and their infants often get far less parental bonding. (Roosevelt, 8/18)