Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1964 and aimed at preventing discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, and religion. Title... more +
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1964 and aimed at preventing discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, and religion. Title VII has been subsequently extended to discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and sexual stereotypes and to prohibit sexual harassment. Title VII applies to all employers with fifteen or more employees including private employers, state and local governments, and educational institutions.
Firing of Dental Assistant for Being “Irresistible” Ruled Legal by Iowa Supreme Court
Is Veganism a Religion? It May Well Be for Employers and Their Employees
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an employer can hold supervisors and managers to higher standards of conduct than rank-and-file employees....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
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- The Definition of “Supervisor” Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Who Owns Your Twitter Account?
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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
In this week’s Connecticut Law Tribune, I filed my annual “forecast” of employment law for 2013. As with the weather forecasts, it is subject to change on a moment’s notice. So drink your “tea” with a grain of...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
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