Peter Felsenfeld

Peter Felsenfeld

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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Employment Discrimination Plaintiff Cannot Change Legal Theories at Trial

In Rosenfeld v. Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School, Inc., the Second Appellate District held that a plaintiff whose pleadings alleged intentional employment discrimination could not assert a disparate impact theory for the...more

6/3/2014 - Discrimination Disparate Impact Employer Liability Issues Trials

Senate Passes LGBT Workplace Anti-Discrimination Bill

The U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that would provide workplace protections to gays, lesbians and transgender individuals. The so-called “Employment Nondiscrimination Act” passed the Democratic-led chamber on a 64...more

11/12/2013 - Discrimination ENDA LGBT Proposed Legislation Sexual Orientation Discrimination

EEOC Ordered To Pay Attorney’s Fees and Costs After Bogus Discrimination Case

The Sixth Circuit has ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to pay more than $750,000 in attorney’s fees and costs for pursuing a frivolous employment discrimination case....more

10/15/2013 - Attorney's Fees Criminal Background Checks Discrimination EEOC Frivolous Lawsuits Race Discrimination

No Anti-SLAPP Protection For Statements To Coworkers

In Cho v. Chang, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District held that an employee’s statements to coworkers about alleged discrimination were not protected activities triggering special protection under...more

9/20/2013 - Anti-SLAPP Discrimination FEHA Oral Communications Protected Activity Retaliation Sexual Harassment

Arbitrator’s Award Given Preclusive Effect in Racial Discrimination Case

In Wade v. Ports America Management Corp., the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District held that an arbitration award, pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, had res judicata effect on a plaintiff’s...more

8/13/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Awards Claim Preclusion Collective Bargaining Discrimination Racial Discrimination Res Judicata

It’s Just Lunch Agrees to Pay $900,000 to Settle Discrimination Suit

The dating service It’s Just Lunch USA, LLC (“It’s Just Lunch”) will pay $900,000 to settle a suit alleging that the company discriminated against men....more

7/26/2013 - Dating Services Discrimination EEOC Gender Discrimination Hiring & Firing It's Just Lunch Job Applicants Retaliation Settlement Termination

EEOC Sues Toys “R” Us On Behalf of Deaf Job Applicant

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has sued retailer Toys “R” Us for failing to provide an interpreter to assist a deaf job applicant during an interview....more

3/28/2013 - ADA Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Reasonable Accommodation Toys R Us

EEOC to proceed with class action disability discrimination case against UPS

In a ruling that could negatively impact employers, an Illinois federal judge has allowed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to proceed with a class action disability discrimination case against United...more

1/18/2013 - Class Action Disability Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC Motion to Dismiss United Parcel Service

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