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Supreme Court: Title VII Forbids Third-Party Retaliation

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 employer, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan...

Supreme Court Says Company Can't Fire Employee's Fiancée

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 from a North American Stainless plant in Kentucky...

Lawsuit Claims Discrimination At Louisiana Oil Services Company

BATON ROUGE, La. - (AP) About 230 current and former employees at a Louisiana-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace. The lawsuit was filed this week in a Texas federal...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Teacher's Ministerial Exception Arguments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The government has no right to interfere with a religious school's employment decisions when it comes to a teacher who taught religious class, led worship and led prayer, the attorney for Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School argued Oct. 5 before the...

Seyfarth Shaw's 8th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report Reviews 'Transformative Year' In Employment Class Actions, Sees Ripple Effect Through 2012

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 Class Action Litigation Report , covering a charged...

Williams Mullen: EEOC Final Rule Clarifies Age Discrimination In Employment Act Defense

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 Supreme Court's decisions in Smith v. City...

Littler Mendelson on Employment Law Class Actions, Second Edition, Just Released

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 and reorganization of the publication and features...

Split Supreme Court Narrows Definition Of 'Supervisor'

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 ruled June 24, rejecting the Equal Employment Opportunity...