On April 5, 2018, MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) filed a lawsuit, on behalf of an individual job applicant work-authorized through DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which alleged that the plaintiff was denied the opportunity to compete for an employment position at Allied Wealth because he is a DACA holder. The action was filed as a potential class action on behalf of other work-authorized DACA recipients who may have been denied employment at Allied Wealth.
Since the lawsuit was filed, Allied Wealth has demonstrated to MALDEF attorneys that company employment policies do not prohibit the hiring of work-authorized DACA recipients. Indeed, Allied Wealth welcomes employment applications from anyone who has work authorization, including DACA holders. In light of these developments, the plaintiff’s individual lawsuit has been resolved to the satisfaction of both parties.