A federal appeals court this month ruled in favor of the plaintiff in an employment discrimination case that addresses common defenses and legal issues that arise in Title VII, Equal Pay Act, and related laws.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision (Haynes v. Waste Connections, Inc.) this week that reversed in the employee’s favor. The opinion tackles many commonly-used defenses by employers in employment
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
Spreading gender-based rumors at work can create a hostile work environment, says federal appellate court
Can a false rumor about a woman “sleeping” her way to a promotion give rise to a hostile work environment claim? Yes. On February 8, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
A recent federal court of appeals case sheds new light on the question of who should be considered a “similarly situated employee” as compared to the plaintiff in an employment discrimination case. The context in
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decided earlier this year that, although an employee was subjected to “morally repulsive” comments — like being called a “camel jockey” and “sand ni**er” — he had not suffered