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Multi-million dollar settlement reached for employees in data breach case

A years-long litigation battle surrounding a data breach at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2014 has resolved with a judicially-approved settlement. Under the agreement, UPMC must pay $2.65 million to 66,000 employees whose …

Edward Jones & Co. Financial Advisors Reach $34 Million Settlement In Discrimination Case

A federal court recently gave its stamp of approval to a $34 million settlement agreement between Edward Jones & Co. and the company’s Black financial advisors (FAs). The settlement resolves a years-long litigation battle and includes provisions aimed at promoting …

Massive $125 million verdict against Walmart in disability discrimination case

A federal jury recently delivered a eye-popping $125,150,000 verdict in a disability discrimination case against Walmart. The case, EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores East, E.D. Wis., No. 1:17-cv-00070 (E.D. Wis. 2021), dealt with actions taken against a disabled …

EEOC sues NY diner for alleged rampant sexual harassment of female employees

A recent lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges that female employees of a New York diner were subject to sexual harassment and sex-based discrimination, thereby creating a hostile work environment. The …

Emotional distress damages: what medical files can your employer get in litigation?

An ongoing case in New Jersey has highlighted the questions surrounding what confidential health information an employer may access when an employee seeks emotional distress damages in an employment discrimination lawsuit. What are emotional distress …

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Bostock one year later: how LGBTQ+ employment discrimination laws are evolving

Last June, the Supreme Court took a major step forward on protections for LGBTQ+ workers when it handed down a landmark 6-3 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. In Bostock, the Court ruled that Title VII of the …

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A primer on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation claims

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. § 2601, et seq., is an important law that allows employees in need to manage personal or family health conditions without worrying about losing their job.  The …

Wrongful discharge in violation of public policy claims in Maryland: the key elements

Under Maryland law, employees who are terminated under certain circumstances may have a legal claim against their employer. The doctrine of “wrongful discharge in violation of public policy” can be challenging to prove in court, …

“Retention raises” may be unlawful employment discrimination, says federal appeals court

An opinion from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this year, Freyd v. Oregon, clarifies what may constitute unintentional, but still illegal, discrimination under federal anti-discrimination laws. This ruling on the use of “retention raises” …

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Bostock: Title VII covers LGBTQ employees

The Supreme Court recently issued a major victory for LGBTQ employees that will reverberate in companies across the country: Title VII of the 1964 Civil Right Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against LGBTQ workers. …

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