James G. Ryan

James G. Ryan

Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Amtrak Employee Reinstated Following Retaliation for Whistleblowing

A former employee of the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (“Amtrak”) was recently awarded a $892,551 settlement and was reinstated as an Amtrak employee, following an order from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational...more

1/31/2017 - Amtrak Back Pay Compensatory Damages Employee Rights Federal Railroad Safety Act OSHA Punitive Damages Railroads Railways Reinstatement Retaliation Safety Standards Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers Workplace Safety

Florida School Board Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case with U.S. Department of Justice

The Palm Beach County School Board (“School Board”) recently settled a lawsuit brought by the United States Justice Department alleging that a local school’s principal unlawfully demoted an assistant principal after she...more

1/19/2017 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Civil Rights Act Demotions Discrimination DOJ Educational Institutions EEOC Employer Liability Issues Florida Hiring & Firing Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Retaliation School Districts Settlement Title VII Wage and Hour

The Sixth Circuit Finds Complaints to Harassing Supervisor Constitute Protected Activity Under Title VII

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (“Sixth Circuit”) decision could have major implications for employers within its jurisdiction. In EEOC v. New Breed Logistics, No. 13-6250, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 6650, the...more

8/4/2015 - Compensatory Damages EEOC Employment Discrimination En Banc Review Harassment Hiring & Firing Popular Protected Activity Punitive Damages Retaliation Sexual Harassment Title VII Wrongful Termination

Former Harvard Professor Files Title IX Lawsuit After Being Denied Tenure

Over the past year, an exceptional number of colleges and universities have been accused by both complainants and accused students of mishandling complaints of sexual misconduct in violation of Title IX. Now, in a somewhat...more

4/16/2015 - Adverse Employment Action Colleges Former Employee Harvard University Professors Retaliation Sex Discrimination Sexual Assault Tenure Title IX Universities

Supreme Court Narrows Scope Of Employer’s Liability For Title VII Claims Against Co-workers

On June 24, 2013 in the case Vance v. Ball State University, the Supreme Court defined the scope of supervisory status as it applies to harassing co-workers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). ...more

7/18/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Civil Rights Act EEOC Harassment Hiring & Firing Retaliation SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII Vance v. Ball State University

Are Courts Reluctant To Grant Summary Judgment In Hostile Work Environment Cases?

The Second Circuit has recently reiterated its hesitancy to permit summary judgment in hostile work environment claims that present ambiguities as to the sufficiency of plaintiff’s case. In Rivera v. Rochester Genesee Reg’l...more

2/4/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Evidence Hostile Environment National Origin National Origin Discrimination Race Discrimination Retaliation Summary Judgment Title VII

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