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Biological Fathers Entitled To Better Parental Leave Policy Benefits
Posted on 1 Aug 2018 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (ELC) reached a settlement with respect to a male employee’s claim that following the birth of his child, he was provided inferior benefits to biological mothers... Read More

In A Lurid Story Of E-Discovery And Ham, Magistrate Judge Tells Parties To Pay For A Forensic Expert To Sort Through The Data
Posted on 1 Feb 2013 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

In case you read the E-Discovery Brief to your kids at night, please be aware that this article contains sexual content not suitable for children under the age of, well, it's just not suitable. This is a story that involves sexual harassment, text... Read More

Littler Mendelson on Employment Law Class Actions, Second Edition, Just Released
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Written by the attorneys of Littler's Class Action Practice Group, Employment Law Class Actions provides a comprehensive review of the strategic, procedural and legal issues that arise in such matters. The Second Edition includes an extensive expansion... Read More

Split Supreme Court Narrows Definition Of 'Supervisor'
Posted on 24 Jun 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer is vicariously liable for an employee's harassment only if that employee is given the power by the employer "to take tangible employment actions against the victim," a split U.S. Supreme Court... Read More

Seyfarth Shaw's 8th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Reviews 'Transformative Year' In Employment Class Actions, Sees Ripple Effect Through 2012
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Supreme Court rulings in Dukes and Concepcion will reverberate as plaintiffs' bar re-boots class certification strategies and employers formulate new defenses CHICAGO - Leading employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP has issued its annual Workplace... Read More

Supreme Court: Title VII Forbids Third-Party Retaliation
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer may not use third-party reprisal as a means of retaliating against the third party's fiancée, an employee who filed a discrimination claim, and the third-party employee has standing to sue the... Read More

Williams Mullen: EEOC Final Rule Clarifies Age Discrimination In Employment Act Defense
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Williams Mullen

B y David C. Burton and Reba Mendoza On March 29, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued a final rule amending the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") regulations in the wake of the United States... Read More

Williams Mullen: U.S. Supreme Court Hands Down 2 Significant Cases for Employers
Posted on 10 Jul 2013 by Williams Mullen

By David C. Burton On June 24 the United States Supreme Court handed down two significant and closely watched decisions affecting employers in Title VII cases. Both opinions came from a sharply divided court splitting five to four in both cases. The... Read More

Job Bias Claims Set New Record On Disability Surge
Posted on 19 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal job bias complaints climbed to record levels last year, led by a surge in workers claiming discrimination based on disability. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says charges of disability discrimination rose by... Read More

Verizon To Pay $20 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BALTIMORE - (AP) Verizon will pay $20 million to resolve a lawsuit over its treatment of disabled employees who missed work as a result of their disabilities. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement Wednesday. In the... Read More

Supreme Court Says Company Can't Fire Employee's Fiancée
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court says companies can't fire people simply because they are in a relationship with other employees who complain of discrimination. The high court on Monday unanimously ruled for Eric Thompson, who was fired... Read More

Muslim Woman Sues Abercrombie & Fitch Over Hijab
Posted on 28 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A former stockroom worker for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. sued the clothing retailer in federal court Monday, saying she was illegally fired after refusing to remove her Muslim headscarf while on the job. Hani Khan said a manager... Read More

Filipinos Sue California Hospital Over English-Only Rule
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California claim they were the only ethnic group targeted by a rule requiring them to speak only English at work, and want to take their case to federal court. The group of 52 nurses and medical... Read More

Fox News Sued Over Reporter's Bias Charges
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal authorities are suing the Fox News Network for allegedly retaliating against a reporter after she complained about unequal pay and job conditions based on her gender and age. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission... Read More