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Title VII

Apr 24, 2017

7th Circuit stands alone in ‘sex’ discrimination decision

In July, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its panel decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and affirmed a district court’s ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual-orientation discrimination in the workplace. 830 F.3d 698.

May 14, 2014

EEOC publishes guidance on religious garb, grooming

As the expression goes, “the clothes make the man.”

Nov 15, 2013

JOB CITES: Joint employer liability in the employment discrimination context

Can an employer be held liable for acts of employment discrimination carried out by another employer? The quick, lawyerly answer is ... it depends.

Oct 15, 2013

Employer wellness programs could run afoul of federal, state laws

With health insurance costs on the mind of all employers, a way to cut expenses and get healthier employees sounds like a good option.

Aug 6, 2013

EEOC puts new focus on severance agreements

For most employers, employee severance agreements are essential tools for ensuring that the end of an employment relationship doesn’t lead to litigation.

Jun 26, 2013

Defense lawyers celebrate high court win on supervisor liability

Defense lawyers are touting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this week on Title VII supervisor liability as a significant win for employers, providing a welcome clarification to the law while dealing a blow to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Jun 24, 2013

Court makes it harder to sue businesses

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday made it more difficult for Americans to sue businesses for discrimination and retaliation, leading a judge to call for Congress to overturn the court's actions.

Apr 26, 2013

US Supreme Court justices have mixed feelings in mixed-motive Title VII case

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to have mixed feelings about allowing an employee asserting a Title VII-based retaliation claim to prove that his complaint of discrimination was one motivating factor for the employer’s adverse action rather than the but-for cause.

Mar 5, 2013

JOB CITES: High court’s decision will impact how lawyers defend employment claims

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide a case that may have a significant impact on how employers approach defending claims under multiple federal employment laws.

Nov 30, 2012

Employment — Title VII — statute of limitations

12-1875 Begolli v. Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc.

Nov 9, 2012

JOB CITES: Shhh … Can I make her keep a secret?

The task of conducting internal investigations may have just gotten a bit more difficult.

Sep 10, 2012

Is EEOC following NLRB’s lead on confidentiality in investigations?

Before lawyers had time to digest the recent ruling from the National Labor Relations Board that an employer violated federal labor law by requesting confidentiality from all employees during internal investigations, they faced another question: was the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission taking the same position?


Should Justice Protasiewicz recuse herself on gerrymandering cases that go before the Wisconsin Supreme Court?

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