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Following are two recent federal court rulings related to arbitration.
Acknowledgement of Dispute Resolution Policy Sufficient to Compel Arbitration of Retaliation Claim -
Ashbey v. Archstone Property Management,...more
Dried Fruit Processor Supervisors Sexually Harassed Latina Farmworkers, Then Fired Those Who Complained, Federal Agency Charged -
FRESNO - Zoria Farms, which once operated one of the largest processors of dried fruits...more
On June 22, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a new statute that extends workplace harassment, discrimination and retaliation protection to unpaid interns. Historically, it was unclear whether an...more
Many dealers took notice of the recent sexual harassment jury verdict against a Massachusetts Lexus dealer, in which a jury awarded $500,000 in punitive damages against the dealership although it awarded only $40,000 in...more
On June 17, 2015, the New York State Legislature passed legislation governing how colleges and universities address sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. The governor is expected to sign it...more
Two recent decisions from our neighbors in Indiana and Michigan provide guidance on what courts may expect from school districts responding to allegations of sexual assault. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of...more
Although the regulations are not final and may change, government contractors should take steps now to prepare for the anticipated final regulations under the Executive Order.
On May 28, the Federal Acquisition...more
Settlement is often the prudent choice when the odds seem stacked against you, and that may be the case for a city which recently settled with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ alleged sexual discrimination in...more
In May 2015, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over federal courts in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina) issued an opinion with negative consequences for employers...more
A lawsuit filed by a California teacher against the school district where she works puts a new spin on an old problem. As the National School Boards Association reported, the suit, filed last week by Amy Sulkis in the Los...more
Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or...more
In Foster v. University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, the Fourth Circuit recently made clear that the McDonnell-Douglas test is alive and well, rejecting a District Court’s decision which had attempted to back away from the...more
Proposal makes agency allegations of employment law violations reportable events that could result in denial of federal contracts or termination of existing contracts.
Executive Order 13673 (the Order), signed by US...more
It is commonly understood that Connecticut is mainly a “fact-pleading” state when it comes to the court system.
What does that mean? Well, Norm Pattis, in a 2013 Law Tribune column, described the significance in calling...more
Religious institutions commonly keep ministry supporters and members abreast of developments through newsletters, correspondence and other communications. Sometimes, the developments reported are embarrassing to those...more
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently made two noteworthy rulings in a single case concerning sexual harassment and retaliation under Title VII. First, as it relates to sexual harassment, the Court found that two...more
How Email And Texting Are Transforming Business Interactions -
The automotive industry has embraced technology. Most dealerships have installed business development centers, and Internet departments to attract the...more
Dawson v. Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, No. D064654 (March 23, 2015): In an unpublished opinion, a California Court of Appeal reversed an order granting summary judgment in favor of the employer, Country Club of Rancho...more
Under Title VII, employees typically must file a charge of discrimination within 180 days (or 300 days in states such as South Carolina with their own EEO enforcement agencies) of the alleged discriminatory act. In its 2002...more
Last month, the Tennessee Supreme Court narrowed the definition of retaliation under state law. Less than one month later, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio and...more
Take your cue from two leading ladies of television – Olivia Pope (Scandal) and Liz Garvey (Babylon). In a world of instantaneous communication and open access to information, Liv and Liz are masters of crisis management....more
A company cannot fire an employee in retaliation for complaining to supervisors about sexual harassment, the Sixth Circuit recently held in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. New Breed Logistics, No. 13-6250 (6th Cir....more
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury verdict of over $1.5 million in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC's) lawsuit against a High Point, N.C.-based logistics services provider for...more
I don’t care who you are: Somewhere, in a doctor’s waiting room, or a supermarket checkout line, you’ve seen the headlines of Cosmopolitan magazine.
But, as luck would have it as an employment lawyer, imagine my...more
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