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What counts as an “adverse employment action” in discrimination and retaliation cases?

When an employee experiences discrimination or retaliation at work it often takes the form of a significant action, such as a termination, demotion, or suspension, all of which clearly represent an “adverse employment action” under …

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Super Lawyers names Bachman Law principal Eric Bachman to Top Rated Employment Attorney list

Super Lawyers has named Bachman Law founder Eric Bachman to its Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney List in Maryland. Bachman has been named to this prestigious list several times. Each year, no more than five …

Bachman Law principal Eric Bachman selected for the “The Best Lawyers in America” list

Bachman Law principal Eric Bachman was recently named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Employment Law/Civil Rights. Bachman has been named to this prestigious list several times. Best Lawyers®, the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …

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