A female plumber on “light duty” in the city of Chicago’s Department of Sewers filed a lawsuit alleging that her supervisor assigned menial work to her, prohibited her co-workers from interacting with her, and subjected her...more
Florida Travel Agency Subjected Women to Verbal and Physical Abuse and Disrespect, Manager Fired for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged -
TAMPA, Fla. - A federal jury has returned a unanimous verdict awarding a total...more
On April 3, 2013, the Fifth Circuit affirmed a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas that a plaintiff was not entitled to attorney’s fees and costs under Title VII (42 U.S.C. § 2000 e-5(g))...more
Manager Fired for Disciplining Accused Harasser, Federal Agency Charges -
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Winfield Rubber Manufacturing Co., Inc. violated federal law when it retaliated against one of its managers for firing an...more
Federal Agency Charged Restaurant Fired Employee for Complaining About Customer Harassment -
TAMPA, Fla. - East Coast Waffles, Inc., an Atlanta-based company which owns and operates more than 100 Waffle House...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case that could have a significant impact on employer liability. Specifically, as the result of an appeal in Vance v. Ball State University, et al, 646 F.3d 461 (7th Cir....more
In This Issue:
- The Definition of “Supervisor” Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Who Owns Your Twitter Account?
- Excerpt from Who Owns Your Twitter Account?
Do you have a Twitter...more
With the Supreme Court's first oral arguments of 2013 underway this week, there are several employment-related cases of note still awaiting decisions....more
Heavy Haul Transportation Company Allowed Environment of Racial Abuse and Retaliated Against Employee for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged -
PHOENIX - Emmert International agreed to settle an employment...more
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TAST) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Carrols Corporation ("Carrols"), has entered into an agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”)...more
Oral Argument in Vance v. Ball State University Takes an Unexpected Turn -
Late last month the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Vance v. Ball State University, No. 11-556. The issue that Vance is expected to...more
On December 3, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the District Court’s decision that the Pine Plains Central School District violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964....more
Originally published in the Journal Record on December 6, 2012.
So what exactly does it mean to be a supervisor?
Must you have the power to hire, fire, demote, promote, transfer or discipline an employee? Or do...more
EEOC v. KarenKim, Inc., No. 11-3309-cv (2d Cir. Oct. 19, 2012): The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit on behalf of female employees who worked at the defendant’s Oswego, New York grocery store. During...more
Neither Title VII of the Civil Rights Act nor the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifically prohibits discrimination against individuals who may be victims of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking....more
Employers should take note of a handful of recent decisions issued by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in June...more
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