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This week the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-awaited decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., which addressed the question of whether a federal court may recognize a cause of action under the Alien Tort Statute...more
On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court decided Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. For all intents and purposes, the decision eliminates use of the federal Alien Tort Statute ("ATS") as an employment law weapon to be used against...more
John McGrory alleged his employment was terminated because he is male and because he participated in his employer’s internal investigation. He also alleged defamation associated with a statement the vice president of human...more
Lisa Aber sued her employer and two co-employees (Michael Comstock, Aber’s supervisor, and James Cioppa) for sexual harassment and sexual battery, among other things. Comstock filed a cross-complaint against Aber in which he...more
Tragic acts of violence have taken over our headlines and can destroy not only lives, but businesses. With the rise in reported gun violence, the numerous recent tragedies around the country and continued economic troubles...more
Currently the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (“FPC”) hires the Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”). Recently, several high-profile incidents, such as the death of Derek Williams in MPD custody and...more
In Lawler v. Montblac North American LLC, the plaintiff, Cynthia Lawler, a store manager at a boutique retail store, was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Lawler initiated the action after Defendant employer terminated her...more
In Gargano v. Wyndham Skyline Tower Resorts, a manager of a cleaning services company assigned to a Wyndham casino sued Wyndham for negligent hiring after she was sexually assaulted by a Wyndham employee. 2012 WL 5388949...more
In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of Virginia declared on November 1, 2012, that a supervisor can be personally liable when the supervisor participates in the wrongful discharge of an employee.
In This Issue:
- Preventing Off-Duty Employee Access By Reyburn Lominack and Matthew Korn (Columbia):
Many employers prohibit off-duty employees from accessing the workplace. This is particularly true of employers...more
California Labor Code section 132a, the anti-retaliation provision of the state workers' compensation statute, has commonly been used to support a tort claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. Plaintiffs...more
In This Issue:
- When “Let’s Keep It Quiet” Is An Unfair Labor Practice By Ray Haley (Louisville):
On July 30, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a bad decision for any employer that expects...more
Employers can terminate workers for many reasons, but firing a woman with breast cancer while she’s in the hospital is barbaric. At least one federal judge agrees. Chief U.S. District Judge David R. Herndonon on August 1...more
In enacting protections from tort liability for negligent hiring and retention claims for businesses that hire and employ rehabilitated ex-offenders, Ohio joins a handful of other states that are introducing such measures to...more
In a decision that will surprise some, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held in Chin v. Port Authority that the failure to issue a litigation hold is not gross negligence per se. This decision runs...more
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• Parents win record-setting $150 billion over son’s injuries, death. For Robert Ray “Robbie” Middleton, the fun and happiness that
comes with a birthday didn’t...more
Stephanie Brennan v. Townsend & O'Leary Enterprises, Inc., et al. Court of Appeal, Fourth District (October 18, 2011)
In this case, the Court of Appeal held that judgment for an employer was proper where the plaintiff...more
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• Lab may have to pay for mistakes in genetic testing and "wrongful birth." Married couple Seema Khadim and Sultan Zeb both carry the thalessemia beta trait, a...more
Lorraine Pantoja v. Thomas J. Anton, et al. Court of Appeals, Fifth District (August 9, 2011)
Under California Evidence Code section 1101, "character" evidence relating to a person's character or character trait is...more
In a decision authored by Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision today in Staub v. Proctor Hosp. (Mar. 1, 2011, No. 09-400) 562 U.S. ____ [2011 U.S. LEXIS 1900], holding that an employer may be...more
A brief (and incomplete) time line of labour laws and trade unions in the UK....more
This is a summary of how a claim of false imprisonment can arise from the investigation of employee misconduct and some practical tips for every employer. ...more
New Jersey Appellate Division denies defendants' motion for leave to file an Interlocutory appeal of Trial Court's Order Denying Compelled Psychiatric Evaluations and Psychological Testing of Racial Harassment Plaintiffs...more
Please see attached unpublished Trial Court opinion by Judge Kane in Atlantic County in McGhee V. Pathmark Stores, Inc. This is a LAD racial harassment case where four African American plaintiffs claim emotional distress...more
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