Euphemia Thomopulos

Euphemia Thomopulos

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

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50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 50: What Happens When a Boss “Likes” An...

As we conclude this 50 For 50 series, we look to the future of employment law. As we see it, the biggest change in the workplace has been the emergence of social media. According to recent surveys, nearly three-quarters of...more

7/3/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Social Networks

50 for 50: Five Decades of the Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 30: An Employer’s Honest Belief A Surefire...

Proving discrimination – or the absence of it – is a tricky proposition at its core and there can be more twists and turns than a roller coaster. What happens when an employee is fired for both legitimate and discriminatory...more

6/11/2014 - Discrimination Honest Belief Defense Legal History

50 for 50: Five Decades of the Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 13: Equal Pay Gets A Boost In The Obama...

The Equal Pay Act, which mandates equal pay between the sexes for equal work, actually became law before Title VII, in 1963. While EPA claims often accompanied Title VII sex discrimination claims, there were some...more

5/28/2014 - Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Equal Pay Equal Pay Act Federal Contractors Gender Discrimination Gender Equity Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Goodyear Lilly Ledbetter Obama Administration SCOTUS Title VII

Supreme Court Strikes Down Affirmative Action In Public Universities Again

On April 22, 2014, in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action et al. (No. 12–682), the Supreme Court upheld a Michigan law that bans public colleges and universities, community colleges and school districts from...more

4/23/2014 - Affirmative Action Colleges Community Colleges Equal Protection Public Schools SCOTUS

New Law Requires Certain Vendors to Expand Their Privacy Policies

A recent amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“CalOPPA”) will require certain owners and operators of commercial websites and online service providers to change their posted privacy policies to...more

1/15/2014 - CalOPPA Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Posting Requirements Privacy Policy Vendors

U.S. Supreme Court Punts On Public Sector Age Discrimination Case

On October 15, the Supreme Court dismissed the writ of certiorari it granted in Madigan v. Levin as improvidently granted. We had mixed feelings about the case, as it had the potential to limit the relief available under...more

10/17/2013 - ADEA Age Discrimination Public Employees SCOTUS

Could the Supreme Court Open The Floodgates For Age Discrimination Suits By Public Sector Employees?

In 2007, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg infamously told participants at a startup conference that younger is better. “I want to stress the importance of being young and technical,” he stated. “Young people are just smarter. ...more

10/7/2013 - ADEA Age Discrimination Discrimination SCOTUS

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