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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

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

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

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

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

Wal-Mart To Pay $440,000 In California Harassment Lawsuit
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FRESNO, Calif. - (AP) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to pay $440,000 to settle a federal harassment lawsuit by 10 employees who say they endured ethnic slurs and derogatory remarks on a daily basis while working at a Sam's Club store in Fresno, Calif... Read More

Feds: Muslims Faced Discrimination At Neb. Plant
Posted on 1 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) Federal officials say a JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in Nebraska should provide Muslim employees with prayer time and not retaliate against workers who ask to pray. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit... Read More

EEOC Sues Over India Immigrant Workers' Treatment
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - (AP) A federal agency claims in a lawsuit filed this week that hundreds of people recruited in India to work for an oil rig construction company in Mississippi and Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were forced into oppressive... 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

Muslim Man Sues Washington Employer For Firing Over Beard
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SEATTLE - (AP) A Seattle-area Muslim man is suing his former employer, claiming he was fired as a security guard for refusing to shave the beard he wears for religious reasons. Abdulkadir Omar, 22, filed his federal lawsuit July 15 in Seattle against... 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

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

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