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Caps and Damages

Today's case is not about the facts, which are brutal, but rather on an issue of statutory interpretation. In Hernandez-Miranda v. Empresas Diaz Masso, Inc. , 2011 WL 2557012 (1st Cir. June 29, 2011), a woman sued for gender discrimination related to sexual abuse. According to Plaintiff, she was...

Employment Staffing Agency Sued by EEOC for Sexual Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a gender-based discrimination suit against Industrial Labor Management Group, Inc. (ILM). The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, alleges that ILM refused to refer qualified female applicants...

Will Employer’s Attempt to Keep Ellen Pao Discrimination Trial Secret Work?

Nearly three years after a former junior-partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufied & Byers LLC filed her lawsuit alleging gender discrimination and retaliation, the jury trial appears set to begin next week. As a general matter, jury trials of civil discrimination claims are presumptively...

Women Aren’t Lead Counsel as Often as Men – It’s Gotta Be Bias!

“I like it when the judge calls me ‘honey’ – that means he’s going to grant my motion.” — Quote from real female attorney I know, circa 1990. Does the court system discriminate against women lawyers? Could be!!!! Anyway, that’s what a couple...

Can an Employee Be Fired For Having Too Many Kids?

Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer announced this week that she is expecting twin girls , and Yahoo’s stock reportedly took an immediate dive . ( H8rs! ) Mayer said that she plans to take only two weeks off, and she can probably manage that because she has a nice nursery right off her CEO office....