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Appellate reversal in favor of plaintiffs in Equal Pay Act class action case against Sterling Jewelers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an important ruling in the Equal Pay Act class action against Sterling Jewelers.  The class action case alleges that Sterling Jewelers had a glass ceiling …

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team wins class certification in Equal Pay fight

A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s (USWNT) equal pay claims under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act can move forward as a class action, as opposed to …

Supreme Court won’t overturn $1.3 million age discrimination verdict

The United States Supreme Court declined to overturn a $1.3 million jury verdict in an age discrimination case from the federal district court in Massachusetts (Rinsky v. Cushman & Wakefield, Case No. 1:16-cv-10403-ADB (D. Mass.)). The employer …

Key takeaways from the proposed $14M Walmart pregnancy discrimination settlement

The case centers on Walmart allegedly treating pregnant employees differently than employees with other medical conditions/disabilities by providing non-pregnant employees with more favorable accommodations.

4 key points about EEOC discrimination charges

  1. What is an EEOC discrimination charge and why is it important for me to file one? If you are considering filing a glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case, or other employment discrimination claim, you need …

Women’s National Soccer Team advances the ball toward equal pay

Over the summer, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) won their fourth FIFA World Cup, and this past week the team kept up its fight for equal pay in court. In a brief filed …

Red flags to watch for in settlement/severance agreements

As with many things, the devil is in the details with confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses. You may want to require these provisions to be mutual so that the company cannot disparage you and/or talk about the terms of the settlement (what’s good for the goose is good for the gander).

Supreme Court will not disturb ruling that a false rumor about “sleeping your way to a promotion” can be a hostile work environment

The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review an appellate court decision that held a false rumor about a woman “sleeping” her way to a promotion can give rise to a hostile work environment claim.  …

PBS Newshour: White House attorneys directed Ukraine call transcript to be sealed

PBS Newshour quotes Eric Bachman regarding whistleblower issues related to President Trump impeachment.

When does a complaint to a supervisor equal “protected activity” in a retaliation lawsuit?

Employees routinely talk with their supervisors about work-related issues and problems.  In the context of a retaliation lawsuit, a key legal question is often whether the complaint to the supervisor should be considered a “protected …

4 key points about EEOC discrimination charges

  1. What is an EEOC discrimination charge and why is it important for me to file one? If you are considering filing a glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case, or other employment discrimination claim, you need

Red flags to watch for in settlement/severance agreements

As with many things, the devil is in the details with confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses. You may want to require these provisions to be mutual so that the company cannot disparage you and/or talk about the terms of the settlement (what’s good for the goose is good for the gander).

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