In Hatai v. Dept. of Transportation, a California court of appeal upheld a trial court's decision to exclude "me too" evidence of discrimination from individuals outside of the plaintiff's protected class, but in doing so...more
The "unemployed" are now a protected class in New York City, with the rights and protections associated with that classification.
Former basketball assistant Eric Murdock has filed a wrongful termination suit against Rutgers University amid the fallout following the disclosure of head coach Mike Rice’s abusive behavior toward the players. ...more
The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Manson v John Doe (2013 ONSC 628) offers an opportunity to reflect on both the procedures and outcomes of pursuing court actions for anonymous online defamation....more
On February 8, HUD issued a final rule authorizing so-called “disparate impact” or “effects test” claims under the Fair Housing Act. The rule provides support for private or governmental plaintiffs challenging housing or...more
In Harris v. City of Santa Monica, +2013 Cal. LEXIS 941 (2013), the California Supreme Court considered a mixed motive discrimination case in which an employer had both lawful and unlawful reasons for terminating an employee....more
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a final rule authorizing so-called "disparate impact" or "effects test" claims under the Fair Housing Act. The rule provides support for private or...more
As the new year unfolds, supervisors may have even less time to manage all the complexities that arise in the world of employment law. With goals and deadlines to meet, well-intentioned managers may be tempted to rely on...more
Originally published in BANKING MATTERS - WINTER 2013.
After circulating a draft to the nation in September 2012, three of the four members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted to adopt the EEOC’s...more
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