Title VII employment discrimination

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. …

$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 …

Congress has a chance to protect pregnant employees with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

There has been a lot of talk recently about a lack of protections for employees, especially the most vulnerable in the United States. In January, the House Education and Labor Committee approved the Pregnant Workers …

$40 million in employment discrimination settlements for Department of Labor watchdog in FY2019

Fiscal Year 2019 was a record-setting year for the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP’s mission is to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity employment by federal contractors and subcontractors, who …

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 …

What is H.R. 5, aka the Equality Act?

A pressing topic in employment discrimination law over the last few years has been whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against individuals …

Did you know the EEOC enforces complaints about misusing genetic information at work?

Many people know that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigates claims of workplace discrimination related to an employee’s race, gender, age, etc. But most of the public does not realize that the EEOC …

Are law firm partners “employees” or “employers?” A new case probes this pressing legal issue

A new case in California explores the ongoing legal debate about whether law firm partners should be considered “employees” versus “employers.” Why does this matter?  In the California case, it is the key distinction that …

Former Special Agent awarded $1.2 million in sex harassment and retaliation case

This past week, a federal jury in South Dakota awarded $1.2 million in damages to a former Special Agent with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). The jury’s verdict found that DCI had …

$1.16 million awarded in transgender employment discrimination jury trial

An Oklahoma federal jury recently returned a verdict in favor of professor Dr. Rachel Tudor in her lawsuit claiming that Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her based on her gender and gender identity.  In …

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

What is H.R. 5, aka the Equality Act?

A pressing topic in employment discrimination law over the last few years has been whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against individuals

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