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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. …

Can saying the “N-word” create a hostile work environment? The Supreme Court may soon weigh in.

The Supreme Court has been asked to decide an issue that has sowed confusion among the various appellate courts around the country: can a single workplace use of the N-word constitute a hostile work environment …

$11.5 million settlement reached in racial glass ceiling case against Kaiser

Kaiser recently settled a class action case that alleged the company had a racial glass ceiling that prevented Black employees from getting promotions and equal pay. Kaiser will pay approximately $11.5 million to resolve the …

How the continuing violation doctrine can help your employment discrimination case

Workplace harassment and hostile work environment claims—most typically sexual or racial harassment—can be hard to prove, and harder still if some of the more extreme discrimination occurred more than 300 days before a charge of …

Are Partners “Employees” or “Employers” in a discrimination lawsuit? A new case weighs in.

An increasingly hot topic in employment discrimination cases is whether law firm partners, doctors, and senior managers/directors should be deemed an “employee” versus “employer” for purposes of laws such as Title VII of the 1964 …

Equal Pay Day and the continuing importance of the Equal Pay Act

Equal Pay Day is the date (March 24) that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in 2020. Progress has been made in narrowing the gap between what …

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Ruling in gender pay discrimination case: past earnings cannot justify pay discrimination

One of the most hotly debated topics in employment law is whether basing employees’ salaries on past earnings is a sex-neutral policy or, instead, it amounts to pay discrimination. In Aileen Rizzo v. Jim Yovino, …

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4 steps toward demolishing the “Concrete Ceiling” that Black employees face

In the past month, the country has undergone a much-needed reckoning that examines the harsh inequalities that black Americans face on a daily basis. Whether it is in the context of excessive force used by …

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